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Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth releases New Kids Count report


State of the Child Report Addresses Importance of Meeting the Needs of Abused and Neglected Children

Tennessee Commission on Children and YouthNashville, TN – Tennessee’s future depends on fostering the health and well-being of the next generation, including those children who are involved with the child welfare system. The latest edition of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth’s KIDS COUNT: The State of the Child in Tennessee focuses on the impact of child abuse and neglect and the importance of a supportive infrastructure to help vulnerable children develop successfully.

Some stress is inevitable in life, but a chronic stressful condition such as neglect or abuse is called “toxic stress” and can disrupt developing brain architecture, leading to lifelong difficulties in learning, memory and self-regulation. Abuse, neglect and ‎separation from a parent present traumatic, toxic stress that can lead to a variety of ‎social, emotional and behavioral problems. «Read the rest of this article»

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LEAP Helps Single Mom to Secure Housing


LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Through a partnership with Millan Enterprises, the LEAP organization helps to  provide housing to low income single parents who find themselves in dire need of housing. Under this program Clarksville, TN  resident Jil Simpson signed a lease to her new home in the offices of Millan Enterprises on March 9th, 2011. She becomes the second single parent assisted under the LEAP Housing Program.

“Me and my kids were kinda homeless having to stay at various friends homes,” Jil said. “I was referred from child protective services to Flourishing Families who connected me to the LEAP Organization. I am very grateful for all that Calendra and Canadra were able to do for my family and I while we waited on LEAP to be able provide this opportunity great opportunity. The apartment is beautiful and exactly what I need to get back on my feet.”

Jil Simpson signing her new lease in the offices of Milan Enterprises

Jil Simpson signing her new lease in the offices of Milan Enterprises

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