U.S. Department of Children and Youth
"The Whole Child Plan"
The United States ranks at or near the bottom on almost every indicator regarding governmental policies toward children today. Far too many children fall through the cracks in American society. With gun violence rampant and mass shootings occurring in schools, millions of kids living with chronic trauma and suffering PTSD that rivals that of veterans returning from war, unconscionably high child poverty rates, an inadequate foster care system, critically damaging school bullying, and an uneven quality of our public schools according to financially advantaged or disadvantaged neighborhoods, we are imperiling our future by neglecting our youth.