Issues: Children

SENATOR PARKER OFFERS FREE FLU SHOTS TO SENIORS AND CHILDREN

Brooklyn, NY-  Yesterday, Senator Kevin Parker and event sponsors Citi Home Helath Care Services and WellCare, provided free influenza vaccinations for seniors and children in his district as part of a broad-reaching effort to keep his constituents and Brooklyn residents healthy. More than 50 free flu shots were administered by certified nurse practitioners from Walgreen’s Pharmacy.

October 24, 2013
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RITCHIE HELPS GIVE NORTH COUNTRY KIDS “KEYS” TO A BRIGHT FUTURE

State Senator Patty Ritchie recently joined community members at the Children’s Home of Jefferson County’s SoZo Teen Center, to celebrate the donation of 16 computers to the center by UnitedHealthcare. 

October 23, 2013
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Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein, Sen. Diane Savino and Assemblyman Steve Otis Celebrate New Child Labor Laws Aimed at Protecting Child Models

NEW YORK, NY- Today, New York State Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein, Senate Labor Committee Chairwoman Diane Savino, and Assemblyman Steven Otis celebrated the signing of a sweeping new child labor law that promises to end widespread exploitation of underage models in New York’s fashion industry. Until today, minors in New York's fashion industry were forced to work without the protections of the state's child labor laws. But under a new law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo late on Monday night, children in the fashion and modeling industries will now be provided the same protections afforded other young performers.

October 22, 2013
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Preserve WNY Children's Psychiatric Center

The WNY Children's Psychiatric Center (WNYCPC), opened in 1970, is a 46 bed inpatient psychiatric hospital.  As part of the NYS OMH's "Centers of Excellence Plan" WNYCPC is scheduled to lose 10 inpatient beds.  WNYCPC's inpatient children and youth will be moved to 2 inpatient wards at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center.  This is the only facility in OMH's plan that will have children and youth moving to co-mingle with the adult psychiatric population.

 

A petition has been started to encourage Governo Cuomo and the NYS OMH to keep WNYCPC in West Seneca and to keep the children and youth from co-mingling with the adults.

 

October 22, 2013
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October 9, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Serrano's Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration

***Deadline for submissions: November 20

Senator Serrano is sponsoring a Thanksgiving day creative celebration for children in grades K-6. This year's theme is "What are you thankful for?" Participants may submit an essay, poetry, or art work that for inclusion in the Senate's Thanksgiving Day Showcase. 

October 7, 2013
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State Answers Senator Kennedy's Call for Investigation into Erie County Child Protective Services in Response to Tragic Death of Eain Brooks

Five-year-old Eain Clayton Brooks was murdered last week on Buffalo’s West Side. Family members say they reported abuse to CPS on several occasions, but apparently no actions were taken after they determined the complaints were unfounded.

Kennedy called on the state Office of Children and Family Services to investigate Erie County CPS.

September 26, 2013
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Child ID Card Program

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office will be sponsoring a free child ID card program in Amityville. The program will take place on Tuesday, November 19th from 11 am to 2 pm at the Amityville Library (Corner of Oak & John Streets, Amityville). 

November 19, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO SPONSOR FREE CHILD ID CARD PROGRAM IN COPIAGUE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office will be sponsoring a free child ID card program in Copiague. The program will take place on Tuesday, October 22nd from 4-7 pm at the Copiague Library (50 Deauville Boulevard, Copiague). 

     The New York State Safe Child Card gives parents a convenient way to keep their children’s important information on a single, wallet sized ID card. The card includes the child’s:

     • Name

     • Date of birth

     • Gender

     • Height

     • Weight

     • Hair Color

September 25, 2013
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Senator Klein and UFT President Michael Mulgrew Announce $700,000 Grant for 16 ‘Community Learning Schools’ Citywide

BRONX, NY – Standing in front of the steps of P.S. 83 on Rhinelander Avenue in the Bronx, Senator Klein and United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew announced a $700,000 grant, secured by the State Senate in the 2013-14 budget, for the New York City Community Learning Schools Initiative. This grant will be used to fund 16 community learning schools during the 2013-14 school year, including P.S. 83, P.S. 14 and the International School for Liberal Arts in the Bronx. The grant was advocated and secured by Senator Klein and his colleagues in the 2013-14 State Budget.

September 25, 2013
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Child ID Card Program- Copiague

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office will be sponsoring a free child ID card program in Copiague. The program will take place on Tuesday, October 22nd from 4-7 pm at the Copiague Library (50 Deauville Boulevard, Copiague). 

     The New York State Safe Child Card gives parents a convenient way to keep their children’s important information on a single, wallet sized ID card. The card includes the child’s:

     • Name

     • Date of birth

     • Gender

     • Height

     • Weight

     • Hair Color

October 22, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Swift Fix To EI Program Billing Needed

ONEONTA, 09/24/13 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced his strong support for a swift solution to a billing situation that has placed Early Intervention Program services for hundreds of special needs children at risk.

“Worried parents and dedicated providers alike have contacted me in regard to the newly created complexities in the Early Intervention (EI) Program payment system,” said Senator Seward.  “Providers are not being paid, and, more significantly, children in need of vital services are going without the care they desperately need.   Swift action must be taken to correct this detrimental situation.”

September 24, 2013
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North Yonkers Boys and Girls Club Football and Cheering Opening Day

Senator Stewart-Cousins had the pleasure to kick-off the North Yonkers Boys and Girls Club football and cheering season on Sunday, September 22nd. The North Yonkers Boys and Girls Club is a volunteer organization and works for the prevention of delinquency and youth crime and the advancement of the morale., physical, mental, and social well being of the youth of the City of Yonkers. The club offers basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, Pop Warner football, and cheerleading, for 1,200 youth annually. Sports are offered to children ages 5 through 17. The club also has a teen club for the teens 13 through 19 living in northwest Yonkers.

September 23, 2013
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Kidpix child ID program

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a free KidPix photo ID program in Freeport. The program will be held on Saturday, October 5th from 11 am to 2 pm at the Freeport Library (144 West Merrick Road, Freeport). 

October 5, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO TO SPONSOR KIDPIX CHILD ID PROGRAM IN FREEPORT

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will be sponsoring a free KidPix photo ID program in Freeport. The program will be held on Saturday, October 5th from 11 am to 2 pm at the Freeport Library (144 West Merrick Road, Freeport). 

September 23, 2013
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Senator Kennedy Calls for Comprehensive State Investigation into Death of Eain Clayton Brooks and CPS Response, Operations

Five-year-old Eain Clayton Brooks was murdered this week on Buffalo’s West Side. Family members say they reported abuse on several occasions, but CPS reportedly found those complaints unfounded. 

Kennedy wants the state Office of Children and Family Services to investigate the child’s death and to conduct a comprehensive study into state and county systems for Child Protective Services.

September 20, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO & COUNTY EXECUTIVE MANGANO SPONSOR FREE KIDPIX PHOTO ID PROGRAM IN BELLMORE

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) and Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano recently sponsored a free KidPix photo ID program in Bellmore.

September 19, 2013
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September 2013 Newsletter – Back to School

Please click the file below to view the Back to School newsletter. 

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Back to School

September 17, 2013
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Portable Cribs Available for Families in Need

New York State is offering portable cribs, also known as playards or playpens, for families in need. In keeping with the continued efforts to promote safe sleep practices for infants, the Office of Children and Families Services (OCFS) will purchase 2,142 GRACO Pack ‘n Play portable playards that will be made available to counties and community-based programs, benefitting families without the resources to obtain safe sleep furniture for children in their care.

September 9, 2013
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Dads Take Your Child to School Day is Tuesday, Sept. 17 -- Encourage your child's school to get involved!

The Office of Children and Family Services and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance have worked together for the last several years to encourage and support the development of a statewide focus on responsible fatherhood. As part of New York State’s commitment to promote responsible fatherhood, one day in September has been set aside for fathers and father-figures to take their children to school as a way of becoming more involved in their child’s education throughout the year.

August 27, 2013
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