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Emotional Abuse: Not All Scars Are on the Outside

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Jan 24, 2020 12:00:00 AM

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We’ve told you about the 16,404 cases of child abuse reported in Idaho in its last count. You may know that in confirmed cases of abuse, most are neglect (74 percent) followed by physical abuse (21 percent) and sexual abuse (6 percent). However, there is no good measurement for the way some people tear down the spirits of children without ever laying a hand on them. We're talking about emotional and psychological abuse. 

5 Reasons to Still Make a Tax-Deductible Donation Before End of Year

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Nov 13, 2019 8:42:21 AM

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Did you know that, in 2018, charitable giving decreased by roughly 6% in the first quarter compared to the same quarter the year before? Year-over-year data showed that new donors decreased by 12% as well. Why is this? Tax reform. A lot of people found themselves in a lower tax bracket, meaning their take-home pay increased, and their standard deduction was much more of a temptation than making itemized deductions.

How to Help Your Struggling Child

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Sep 16, 2019 8:29:01 AM

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It can be challenging to know just what to do when your child is struggling. The chances are that they don't know how to express exactly what they're feeling or what caused these problems--which means that you can be left feeling confused and helpless. The good news is that there are some simple, powerful ways you can help your struggling child by making them feel safe, loved, and listened to.