Issues: Children

Healthcare Coverage For Foster Children

For Immediate Release: April 23, 2010

Contact: Bryant G. Gaspard | gaspard@senate.state.ny.us | 518-455-3531

SENATOR SHIRLEY L. HUNTLEY HELPS IMPROVE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE FOR FOSTER CHILDREN

Study will monitor system to secure adequate health and behavior health services

April 22, 2010
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Legislative Wrap-Up: Week of April 19th: Senate Majority Passes Earth Day 2010 Agenda And More

Legislation passed by the New York State Senate Democratic Majority this week included a bill package demonstrating their commitment to environmental conservation and “green” job creation, as well as establishing a commission to study the health care services of children in foster care.

 ‘Earth Day 2010 Agenda’

April 22, 2010
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Senate Passes Landmark Environmental Legislation Sponsored by Senator Foley

Law will protect children by banning harmful pesticides from school fields and playgrounds

April 20, 2010
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Padavan Calls For Expanded Child Abuse Prevention Efforts In New York State

In response to a rash of brutal child abuse and murder cases in Queens, Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) today called for a state commission to study the feasibility of increasing the availability of child abuse prevention programs throughout New York State.  Currently, these programs are only available to approximately 10 percent of families at risk of abuse across the state. 

April 19, 2010
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May 1, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Aubertine Bill Promotes Food Donations to Charities, Protects Restaurants, Farms From Worrisome Liability

Senate votes unanimously to pass food donation bill that limits liability for good faith donations

April 8, 2010
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Senator Montgomery' 2010 Juvenile Justice Reform Agenda

Click the pdf link below to view the Senator's 2010 Juvenile Justice Reform Agenda

File: 
2010 Juvenile Justice Reform Agenda

April 7, 2010
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Westchester Herald: Senator Stewart-Cousins Informs Grandparent Caregivers About Financial Assistance Program

Westchester Herald (March 15, 2010)

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, in partnership with the Kinship Caregiver Program, is working to inform residents about financial assistance available to grandparents and other relatives raising children. The individuals currently enrolled in the program receive an average of $400 per month to care for a child and $150 for any additional children. However, due to limited awareness about this program, it is estimated that only 10% of New Yorkers who qualify for assistance apply to the program…

April 6, 2010
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Senator Espada Urges New Yorkers to Stand up for Children During National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and encourage communities to take a stand for the safety and well-being of our children and underscore our commitment to preventing and responding appropriately to incidences of child abuse.

April 1, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Chair 10:00 AM, Wednesday, April 7, 2010 Room 710 LOB

April 7, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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National Child Abuse Prevention Month

For Immediate Release: April 1, 2010

Contact: Ami Shah | shah@senate.state.ny.us | 518-455-3531

Senator Shirley L. Huntley Urges New Yorkers to Stand up for Children During National Child Abuse Prevention Month

March 31, 2010
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CITY ISLAND YOUTH TO RECEIVE OUTSIDE BASKETBALL COURT

Klein presents $10,000 check to City Island Basketball Club

 

NEW YORK- On Sunday, March 28th, Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) presented a $10,000 check to the City Island Basketball Club at the Saint Mary’s Star of the Sea Basketball Awards Breakfast. The money will be used to complete a first-of-its kind outside basketball court including portable hoops.

March 29, 2010
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Senator Montgomery Vows to Fight Child Care Cuts! (3-17-10)

On Friday, March 12, 2010 in Brooklyn’s Boro Hall, Senator Velmanette Montgomery  met with child care advocates, parents, educators, and elected officials to  develop a response to Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal to slash funding for child care and head start programs.     

The proposed cuts fall disproportionately on Brooklyn.      

March 17, 2010
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NORTHPORT HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR RECOGNIZED AS ‘LATINO STUDENT/ATHLETE OF THE YEAR’

Student Awarded $2500 Scholarship; $1000 Donation Made to School’s Athletic Dept. At Event With Cablevision’s Power To Learn, Fox Sports En Español And Senator Carl Marcellino

March 12, 2010
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Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins Partners With AARP To Inform Grandparent Caregivers About Financial Assistance Program

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, in partnership with the Kinship Caregiver Program, is working to inform residents about financial assistance available to grandparents and other relatives raising children. The individuals currently enrolled in the program receive an average of $400 per month to care for a child and $150 for any additional children. However, due to limited awareness about this program, it is estimated that only 10% of New Yorkers who qualify for assistance apply to the program.

March 11, 2010
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March 9, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 9, 2010 Room 710 LOB

March 9, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Senator Martin Malavé Dilan Legislative Update

Senator Dilan speaks with Executive Director of the Cypress Hills Local Development Corp., Michelle Neugebauer about recent updates to services in Cypress Hills and City Line.

March 2, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Children and Families Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Children and Families Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 2, 2010 Room 710 LOB

March 2, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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