Protect Our Childen: In Economic Turmoil
NEW YORK (WABC) -- When families have to deal with financial crises, it is the children that are often affected the most.
WABC-TV's "Protect Our Childen: In Economic Turmoil" explores the impact of the nation's economic downturn on our children.
Hosted by Eyewitness News Anchor Diana Williams, the special examines the effects of homelessness on children and their families and how they cope, families who rely on food banks, and families threatened with the loss of a home through foreclosure.
WABC-TV reports that professionals in most social services stress that current economic issues have increased the levels of stress and depression in families. A workshop at River Dell High School in New Jersey, facilitated by Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Serena Deutsch, speaks to what some students are dealing with at home and their concerns as they discuss the future and their college plans.
The special profiles families coping with these issues and will feature helpful advice and suggestions on available resources provided by experts from organizations such as Covenant House, Norwescap (NW NJ Community Action Agency), Head Start, Island Harvest, St. Bernard's Parish, Creech CDC Food Pantry, Adelphi University, the Mental Health Association of NY, Sullivan ARC and MONEY Magazine.
Explore links to groups and resources seen on "Protect Our Children: In Economic Turmoil."
The special is the latest installment from WABC-TV's "Protect Our Children" campaign that originated in 1998 and has been developed with the collaboration of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
children health, economy, jobs, financial crisis, community
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