Category: ChildWise News

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Miss Montana speaks of development disorder

For much of her first 11 years, Alexis Wineman was bullied and teased, staying quiet to hide her speech problems, descending into self-loathing, looking at herself as a punching bag, scratching her arms and even banging her head against walls. After one bout of frustration in school, a teacher told her she wasn’t getting paid …

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MT group: Autism disorders sharply increasing

HELENA – Autism spectrum disorders diagnoses in Montana have increased as much as 80 percent in the last few years, partly thanks to increased awareness, according to the Childwise Institute, a Helena-based nonprofit that advocates for children’s well being and abuse awareness. Similar to much of the United States, Montana has seen a dramatic rise …

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Helena to host conference on autism and Asperger’s

September 19, 2012 12:00 am  •  Independent Record The ChildWise Institute will be holding an Autism and Asperger’s Disorder Conference Sept. 28 and 29 at the Best Western Great Northern Hotel. Keynote speakers include Ellen Notbohm, an award-winning author and columnist, and Patricia Wright, the national director of autism services for Easter Seals. Notbohm is …

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Getting the 2012 candidates talking about kids

We have another Federal issue that is threatening funds for children and families that you need to be aware of and decide if you want to take action and contact your legislators. Social Services Block Grants fund Montana’s foster care, child and adult protection services, and services for the disabled. This type of grant provides millions of …

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Child advocates ask presidential candidates: What about kids?

Child group continues election year campaign of awareness, advocacy for kids WASHINGTON – Voices for America’s Children, the nation’s largest network of multi-issue child advocacy organizations, asked answers from the 2012 candidates and their parties on pressing issues facing American children. “More than one in five American children lives in poverty,” said Bill Bentley, president …

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ChildWise Board member, Schylar Canfield participates in annual CASA awards

Annual CASA Awards Presented at CAN Conference CASA of Montana recently recognized the people who work for abused and neglected children in district courts around the state. At the annual Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect Conference in Helena, Supreme Court Justice Jim Rice presented awards to the CASA Judge, Director, Volunteer Advocate of the Year, …

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ChildWise Institute Board member, Dr. Robert Anda is impacting children and families all across the nation!

States moving ahead on Adverse Childhood Experiences surveys, meetings, practices Dr. Robert Anda explaining life to “12-year-olds” at Iowa’s first ACEs Summit in Des Moines. Last week, nearly 800 adults — human services professionals, educators, judges, business leaders, philanthropists, and policy makers – sitting in a room in Des Moines, Iowa, imagined they were 12 …

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