A Voice for the Kids
Supreme Court Roundup

Supreme Court Roundup

July 15, 2022

What does it mean when children's religious freedom is removed from public schools?  What does the Dobbs decision mean for our kids? 

In this episode of A Voice for the Kids, CHILD USA's Executive Director, Jillian Ruck, Legal Director, Alice Bohn, and CEO, Marci Hamilton join together to discuss the recent supreme court rulings that affect the lives of children today.  

 

SCOTUS, CDC, and CHILD USA

SCOTUS, CDC, and CHILD USA

July 7, 2022

What does the Dobbs decision mean for our kids? How does the CDC support our fight for the civil rights of children?

In this episode, Prof. Marci Hamilton is joined by CHILD USA Social Science Director AJ Ortiz and Research and Development Intern Sarah Bousquet to discuss the impact that the Dobbs decision will have on reproductive rights for children affected by teen pregnancy and abortion bans following the Supreme Court's overruling Roe v. Wade.

AJ and Sarah discuss the current facts and potential impact this will have on children and what we must understand navigating this post-Roe world. 

References:

Teen birth rates: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/sosmap/teen-births/teenbirths.htm 

Updated NISVS: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/nisvs/nisvsReportonSexualViolence.pdf 

Jillian Ruck and AJ Ortiz on children’s safety in schools

Jillian Ruck and AJ Ortiz on children’s safety in schools

June 9, 2022

In this episode, Prof. Marci Hamilton is joined by CHILD USA Executive Director Jillian Ruck and Social Science Director AJ Ortiz to discuss children's safety in schools in light of the tragic events in Uvalde. 

Jillian and AJ discuss the mental health crisis among teenagers, the growing political polarization of children's safety, and steps we can take for children's voices to be heard.

Mike Rinder on his work as a CHILD USA Board member, escaping scientology, and much more!

Mike Rinder on his work as a CHILD USA Board member, escaping scientology, and much more!

May 19, 2022

In this episode, Prof. Marci Hamilton is joined by Mike Rinder, an Emmy Award winning co-host of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, member of CHILD USA's Board of Directors, and advocate for those who need a voice.

Marci and Mike discuss his hit show and the impact it's had on the public perception of Scientology, how Mike's focus on highlighting injustices within institutions correlates with CHILD USA's mission, and so much more. 

Karim Sharif on his position as CHILD USA’s Social Work Intern, his passion for social justice, and much more!

Karim Sharif on his position as CHILD USA’s Social Work Intern, his passion for social justice, and much more!

April 14, 2022

Karim Sharif is a current student finishing a master's in social work and a master's in social policy at the University of Pennsylvania. He's been interning with CHILD USA, merging his passion for social justice with CHILD USA's mission to prevent child sex abuse and neglect.

 

Listen to learn about Karim's impactful work, his motivations, and what Karim has learned so far in his time with CHILD USA.

Kathryn Robb and Tom Krumins on issues for survivors in the bankruptcy system, the fight for SOL reform, and much more

Kathryn Robb and Tom Krumins on issues for survivors in the bankruptcy system, the fight for SOL reform, and much more

March 17, 2022

CHILD USA Founder/CEO Prof. Marci Hamilton is joined by Kathryn Robb, Executive Director of CHILD USAdvocacy, and Tom Krumins, Eagle Scout and advocate for survivors of CSA.

Kathryn and Tom are both survivors who are fierce advocates for child protection. They talk about problems within our institutions that impede a survivor's pursuit of justice and much more about their work fighting for children's civil rights. 

Alice Bohn and AJ Ortiz discuss the Game Over Commission’s findings and recommendations

Alice Bohn and AJ Ortiz discuss the Game Over Commission’s findings and recommendations

February 18, 2022

CHILD USA Legal Director Alice Bohn and Social Science Researcher AJ Ortiz join Prof. Marci Hamilton to discuss the Game Over Commission's findings and recommendations, and how these learnings can be implemented across all sports to improve athlete safety.

Dr. Paul Offit on COVID in early 2022, vaccinations, and the pandemic’s impact on children

Dr. Paul Offit on COVID in early 2022, vaccinations, and the pandemic’s impact on children

January 24, 2022

Dr. Paul Offit is the Director of Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and an internationally recognized expert in the fields of virology and immunology. He joins Prof. Marci Hamilton to discuss the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2022, what the science says about the vaccines, the pandemic's impact on children, and much more.

Shay, and Melissa and Jerry Schuman share their stories as survivors

Shay, and Melissa and Jerry Schuman share their stories as survivors

December 30, 2021

CHILD USA Founder/CEO Prof. Marci Hamilton is joined by Shay, and Melissa and Jerry Schuman as they discuss how they draw strength from each other and stand up against their alleged abuser, Nick Carter of The Backstreet Boys. 

Season 2, Episode 2: Jim DeRogatis on R. Kelly‘s conviction

Season 2, Episode 2: Jim DeRogatis on R. Kelly‘s conviction

December 20, 2021

CHILD USA Founder/CEO Marci Hamilton is joined by music critic and professor Jim DeRogatis to discuss his history covering the very public R. Kelly abuse scandal, Kelly's conviction, and the response of the music industry toward its troubling star.

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