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Help hold our government accountable for the treatment of children and the advancement of their rights.

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The drugging of kids in America’s foster systems

The child mental health crisis is mounting, and more children than ever are prescribed psychotropic drugs instead of receiving services to help them heal. Take our short quiz to discover more about the drugging of kids in America’s foster systems.

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Call on Mayor Adams to Follow the Law and Close Rikers Island

Rikers incarcerates hundreds of young adults who are more often there because their mental health conditions have been criminalized. Join us in calling for Mayor Adams to close Rikers Island, help end the foster system-to-prison pipeline, and invest in the preventive services our communities need.

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Stop Criminalizing Children, Invest In Their Healing

In communities across the nation, police—not a trained mental health professionals—are the first to respond to a child’s mental health or social crisis. Call on your policymakers to stop prison pipelines and fund community services that will allow young people to develop and heal.

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Sign the Healthy Kids Healthy Minds Pledge

We’re asking you to take our #HealthyKidsHealthyMinds Pledge to bring child mental illness out of the shadows and into the light. By adding your name, you will be a difference maker who is helping to build awareness for this national crisis.

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Disrupt Institutional Racism in Child Welfare Systems

Pledge to help end the unjust, unnecessary, and devastating surveillance, investigation, and removal of Black children from their families. Add your name.

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We Need Laws and Policies that Celebrate and Empower LGBTQ+ Youth

LGBTQ+ youth are overrepresented in child welfare systems, where they are more likely to suffer from harassment and abuse in the foster system, juvenile legal settings, and homeless shelters. Demand equality NOW and call on your senators to pass the Equality Act.

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Detention is No Place for a Child

President Biden promised to end family detention, but right now, his Administration is considering returning to the use of this cruel practice. We demand policies that recognize the humanity and dignity of immigrant children—and will ensure children are valued, not targeted or vilified.

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Demand Policymakers Free Our Youth

Prioritize the Health & Safety of Our Children in Dangerous Facilities

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Fight Against Discrimination, Demand More Loving Homes for Children

Urge Congress to pass the John Lewis Every Child Deserves a Family Act (ECDFA). By banning discrimination in child welfare, the ECDFA would increase the number of foster and adoptive homes available to youth, giving them the best possible chance to find a safe, stable, and loving home.

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