TOMORROW: Protecting Babies in the 21st Century

Children who experience chronic, severe stress may be biologically and psychologically less able to adapt and cope with new stresses when they occur, contrary to the idea that regular stress toughens people and increases their resiliency. Many young children
live with stress of this kind. 

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Co-Sponsor the Schedules That Work Act

Today, juggling the dual demands of home and work is the norm for employees across the income spectrum. Yet, too few workplaces provide work schedules that allow their employees to succeed at both. Recent surveys indicate that the majority of workers in
many low-wage service sector jobs, such as food service and retail, have work hours—and thus incomes—that vary from week to week or month to month.[1] A survey of early-career employees found that 41 percent of
hourly workers get their schedules only a week or less in advance.[2] And nearly half of these workers say they do not have any input into their schedules.[3]

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Support the Family-Based Care Services Act of 2017

Our nation’s foster children are among our most vulnerable. Nearly 80 percent of the 400,000 youth in the child welfare system have diagnosable mental disorders, and 40,000 children served by private foster care agencies struggle with the most serious mental
and emotional disturbances, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), oppositional defiance disorder, and major clinical depression. Foster children struggling with mental disorders often experience multiple out-of-home placements and typically receive
care in high cost residential treatment centers. Further, these children are often given psychotropic medications instead of receiving clinical therapy.

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Support the Family-Based Care Services Act of 2017

Our nation’s foster children are among our most vulnerable. Nearly 80 percent of the 400,000 youth in the child welfare system have diagnosable mental disorders, and 40,000 children served by private foster care agencies struggle with the most serious mental
and emotional disturbances, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), oppositional defiance disorder, and major clinical depression. Foster children struggling with mental disorders often experience multiple out-of-home placements and typically receive
care in high cost residential treatment centers. Further, these children are often given psychotropic medications instead of receiving clinical therapy.

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THIS WEEK: Protecting Babies in the 21st Century

Children who experience chronic, severe stress may be biologically and psychologically less able to adapt and cope with new stresses when they occur, contrary to the idea that regular stress toughens people and increases their resiliency. Many young children
live with stress of this kind. 

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Briefing: Protecting Babies in the 21st Century (v. 2)

Children who experience chronic, severe stress may be biologically and psychologically less able to adapt and cope with new stresses when they occur, contrary to the idea that regular stress toughens people and increases their resiliency. Many young children
live with stress of this kind. 

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Briefing: Protecting Babies in the 21st Century

Children who experience chronic, severe stress may be biologically and psychologically less able to adapt and cope with new stresses when they occur, contrary to the idea that regular stress toughens people and increases their resiliency. Many young children
live with stress of this kind. 

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Support Real Family Friendly Solutions (v. 2)

Next week, the Republicans will attempt to advance the so-called Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180) which would give workers less flexibility and less pay. Join me in supporting real worker friendly proposals, which would provide time to care for
serious personal and family needs and better work schedules.

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Support Real Family Friendly Solutions

Sending Office: Honorable Rosa L. DeLauro Sent By: Elizabeth.Albertine@mail.house.gov Co-sponsor the FAMILY Act, the Healthy Families Act and the Schedules that Work Act Dear Colleague, In the next couple of weeks, the Republicans will attempt to advance the so-called Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180) which would give workers less flexibility and less pay. Join […]

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