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9 Children mean more than ‘happiness’
Jenet Erickson - Deseret News, 5 August 2017.
Researchers have long believed parental “happiness” sags between the arrival of the first child and the launch of the last child. Scholar Roy Baumeister described two peak periods of happiness: “The first comes between the wedding and the birth of the first child. The second comes between the departure of the last child from the home and the death of one spouse.”
21 Children at risk: failing the vulnerable
The Irish Times, 12 May 2017.
The State has responsibility to care for vulnerable children and young people when their parents or guardians are unable to do so. Yet, an independent review published this week in Ireland shines yet another harsh light on the ability of our social services to respond to the needs of children whose safety or welfare is at risk.
22 Urgent action needed in ‘forgotten crisis’ in Central African Republic
UNICEF, 5 May 2017.
Without increased support, the lives and futures of more than 1 million children in the Central African Republic are under threat. While the country’s fragile recovery continues, sporadic violence and instability remains an issue, with an estimated 890,000 people remain displaced and more than 2.2 million people –half of them children– in need of humanitarian assistance.