Introducing CWA

Child’s World America is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and to being a force for positive change for America’s children.

The thousands of committed individuals and organizations helping children need their own community. We must learn, collaborate, share, and work together to make a difference.

From Our Founder
Become A Member

Are you a physician, educator, social worker, coach, researcher, academic or in some other way, working with or for children? Their well-being is relying on us as a society to not let them fail!

Membership in the national organization is open to all. We seek to build a robust community of cross-sector professionals and organizations who work with and for children.

CW News TileChild’s World NEWS  is the official news publication of Child’s World America that features original content by and for those who care about childhood issues and the well-being of children in America. Physicians – Educators – Academics – Nonprofit Practitioners – Researchers – Athletic Coaches – Librarians – Policy Makers and more. Initially produced as a blog, it highlights: Opinions, Editorials, Professional Profiles, Organizational Profiles and Featured Columnists. Learn more

 

Boys Will Be (Real) Boys

Boys Will Be (Real) Boys

A few weeks ago, a friend stumbled across a picture of her 10-year-old son and his younger cousin that threw her for a loop. While visiting a pirate museum with family, the two boys became ... Read More
Back-to-School Anxiety for Children With Dyslexia

Back-to-School Anxiety for Children With Dyslexia

Back-to-school can be a stressful time of year for both children and parents. Adding learning differences to the equation can increase levels of stress and may lead to anxiety. Reducing stress overall definitely helps the ... Read More
GOP Health Care Plans Hit Kids Hard

GOP Health Care Plans Hit Kids Hard

As Senate Republicans struggle to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, one thing they can agree on is cutting federal spending on Medicaid. The program was expanded under the ACA as a way of ... Read More
Why Kids Need Risk, Fear, and Excitement in Play

Why Kids Need Risk, Fear, and Excitement in Play

“Be careful!” “Not so high!” “Stop that!” Concerned parents can often be heard urging safety when children are at play. Recent research suggests that this may be overprotective and that kids need more opportunities for ... Read More
“Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory of the Burning of the School”

“Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory of the Burning of the School”

As little ones gather up their school supplies and head off to school this September, what are the attitudes about school that they bring along with their backpacks?  In meeting kids during research, I have ... Read More
The Exterminator

The Exterminator

I am no longer surprised. The presentations are varied. ‘‘I think I have wax in my ear.’’ ‘‘He keeps tugging at his ear.’’ ‘‘I hear a buzzing in my ear.’’ Sometimes it’s the shocked look ... Read More
The Silence of the Children (Locked Away in the Secret Archives of the Archdiocese of New York City)

The Silence of the Children (Locked Away in the Secret Archives of the Archdiocese of New York City)

New York lawmakers last week closed their 2017 session in “legislative hell,” as one Senator called it, without resolving a number of important issues, including the Child Victims Act, which would reform New York’s antiquated ... Read More
Why Make-Believe Play Is an Important Part of Child Development

Why Make-Believe Play Is an Important Part of Child Development

Visit any preschool classroom during free play and you will likely see a child pretending to be someone else. Make-believe play is a ubiquitous part of early childhood. And beyond being fun for kids, pretending ... Read More
School: Motivate Your Child to Embrace Learning

School: Motivate Your Child to Embrace Learning

“What will happen if your grade drops from an “A” to a “C”?” I sometimes ask during a check-up. Many kids shrug and say, “Try harder next time, I suppose.” Others look shocked and anxious about the possibility ... Read More
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cwpres-logo-hdmdChild’s World PRESENTS  is a producer of educational and entertaining events surrounding the issues of well-being of America’s children. The events are designed to bring together members of the public and foster a growing sense of community around the needs of children. Topically-relevant film screenings, notable speakers, roundtable discussions of current issues, symposia and conferences offer venues for the gathering of folks with common interests in children. Learn more View Event Calendar