Kids Need Our Votes

Childhood flies.
Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders….or problems. If healthy, fed, clothed,
educated, and given opportunities to advance their God-given talents under guidance
of caring adults, they will thrive, lead, and be the greatness America
is known for in the world. If ill or fragile in body and health, if hungry or
homeless, if underperforming in school for any reason whether frequent moves, oversized
classrooms, or mediocre teachers, if plagued by mental illness and domestic
violence, if forgotten in front of a television in lieu of supervised
activities, they will wither in silence or explode in frustration. They
can’t vote, but they are our future. We reap what we sow.

 

Will you vote Nov.
2nd. I pray that you do…..and I pray that you vote for candidates who will
invest in human capital – our children and their needs – for a healthy
future for each state and for America.

 

Laura

 

Laura W. Boyd,
Ph.D.

www.policyandperformanceconsultants.com

 

Not a Day to Waste!

According to national experts, at the rate OK is going, if
nothing changes, this state will be the ‘fattest’ state in the Union by 2013!
Policy & Performance begins a contract for state collaboration and
juvenation tomorrow with Oklahoma Fit Kids Coalition. Very exciting opportunity
with a crucial group and critical mission.

 

Laura

 

Laura W. Boyd,
Ph.D.

www.policyandperformanceconsultants.com

 

Saving our veterans

 

More veterans
die from suicide once they have returned from Iraq/Afghanistan than are killed
in line of duty. Affordable Care Act is opportunity to finally integrate neurological
problems into access to needed services as part of primary care for all
citizens, and especially our vets who have paid a precious price for our freedom
and now are hostage of their experience and brain injury through PSTD and TBI
(traumatic brain injury). http://www.americanprogressaction.org/events/2010/10/mentalhealth.html

Salt Lake City Tribune: Has Child Protective Services Outlived Its Usefulness?

Child welfare
systems are under huge scrutiny as never experienced before: budgets cuts, high
worker turnover, tragic incidents. Pressures can bring opportunities if
carefully considered and implemented: maximization of all resources public and
private, cross collaboration with various states systems and entities, workplace
creativity and efficiencies. The article below gives us pause to continue to
think ‘outside-the-box’, while acknowledging the importance of the system.

 

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/50411747-76/child-families-services-cps.html.csp

 

Laura

 

Laura W. Boyd,
Ph.D.

www.policyandperformanceconsultants.com