Advocating for Children

Children.....An Agenda of Urgency

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Signs That A Child May Need Help

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  • Afraid and/or avoids certain places and/or people.

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  • Physically overly-aggressive Strikes out at others.

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  • Has trouble making friends.

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  • Has trouble with bed-wetting.

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  • Has trouble in school...can't focus on school work .

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  • Is often truant from school.

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  • Seems tired and sleeps often in school .

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  • Has trouble controlling his/her impulses.

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  • Has poor conflict resolution skills.

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  • Is violent and/or verbally abusive to family & friends.

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  • Constantly cries or whines without cause.

     

     Is overt, quiet and withdraws from other  people.

 

What Is a Child Advocate?

 

  • A person who speaks up for children.

  • A person who actively works to help children and enhance their lives.

  • A person who uses their voting power to support issues that protect children and help them to become healthy, nurturing, self-sufficient, law-abiding individuals

 

How You Can Be A Child Advocate?

 

Anybody can be a child advocate. Find a organization that is working on an issue that interest you.

 

Why It Is Important For Children To Have Advocates?

 

  • Children depend on adults to ensure their safety, health, educational and mental well-being.

  • Children do not vote.

  • Children do not have income to buy what they need.

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Some Things You Can Do To Help BCI

 

      Serve on a committee        Do research and collect data

  • Call or write your legislators        Provide administrative support

  • Assist with fundraising        Assist in program development

The Black Children's Institute of Tennessee

1161 Murfreesboro Pike, Suite 323

Nashville, TN 37217

Phone: (615) 366-5530 Fax: (615) 758-8255

Email: bci@bcitn.org

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