Newest Issue of Speaking for Kids
May is Foster Care Month and Mental Health Month. Between budget negotiations and Medicaid work requirements, advocates have their hands full with opportunities to improve mental health and foster care outcomes. Learn more in our latest Bulletin!
Listening to #MIKids on Guns and Safety
Since student walkouts and protests after the Parkland shooting swept Michigan, proposals have emerged to improve school safety. We want to hear what high school students think about these different ideas. We’re calling for blog submissions from Michigan high schoolers to share their voice about how to address school safety and gun violence. Please share this opportunity with high schoolers in your life.
Celebrating Foster Care Month
Ten years into the court settlement, Michigan child welfare must re-prioritize preventing trauma, keeping families together, and fully supporting children and youth in foster care. Michele Corey spoke at MSU IPPSR’s Foster Care Policy Forum on how the state can move forward.
We can make change happen. We can use local and state level policy advocacy to improve our communities. By joining us in the fight for public policies made in the best interest of children, youth and families with the most challenges; we can ensure that all children have the supports they need to succeed in school and in life.
Michigan’s Children identifies opportunities to influence public policies on behalf of children who face the most challenges in life – children from low-income families; children of color; and children, youth and families served by the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. This includes immediate opportunities to influence public policy debates as well as long-term opportunities to shift the conversations taking place in Lansing and Washington, D.C.
Who We Are
Michigan’s Children works to inform you on issues that policymakers are debating and provide active and immediate ways for you to get involved in public policy debates affecting children, youth and their families.