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Topic - Douglas W. Nelson
Don't dwell on the debate about that "Hot Ghetto Mess," the BET show with demeaning black images; dwell instead on the message, "We Got to Do Better," as the last-minute name change of the video-vacuous show implores.
Child well-being has improved in six of 10 key areas, including death and dropout rates and teen birthrates, says the 2007 Kids Count Data Book.
A fundamental purpose of child welfare is "getting kids out of harm's way," but "safety, in and of itself, is not enough," Mr. Nelson told a Capitol Hill briefing yesterday. "In the long run, kids who are left without a strong and lasting family are neither truly secure nor will they have an equal shot at life's opportunities and blessings."
However, "this is still 28 percent higher than the more than 400,000 children in foster care on a single day in 1990," Douglas W. Nelson, president of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, said in an essay in the book.