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Only Nine Refuge Beds for UK’s 100,000 Runaway Children

(PRWEB) December 14, 2007

Young people’s charity St Christopher’s Fellowship is set to release a series of animations over the Christmas period, appealing for people to donate and support efforts to help the 100,000 children that runaway each year.

Roy O’Shaughnessy, Director of Development at St Christopher’s, says, “Of the 100,000 children under the age of 16 that runaway each year, 15,000 are thrown out by parents who abuse, neglect and reject them. It is illegal in the UK for hostels to allow children of this age to stay without permission of their parents. For many, dedicated refuges are the only safe place that they can turn to.”

“St Christopher’s runs one of the only such refuges in the UK, with a total of six beds. We receive children from across the UK, however there is currently not capacity for all of the admission requests received, and an urgent need for more beds to provide a safe haven.”

Of the young people staying at the St Christopher’s Refuge, almost 60 percent of children have runaway as a result of conflict with family members. Seventy-five percent are girls below the age of 16.

Upon admission to the Refuge, children are referred to a doctor if necessary and their needs assessed, paying particular attention to issues of abuse. Parents are informed that their child is safe, but the address is kept confidential.

The 180 Degree campaign will incorporate a number of short films, with youth-styled animation being designed to protect young people’s identities as they recount their real-life experiences as a looked after child.

“These animations have allowed us to let the young people talk about their experiences themselves, bringing the challenges they face to life for other people,” adds Roy O’Shaughnessy.

Each animation deals with very specific issues that young people can face, from running away from home, to problems with drugs or getting their life back on track.

All animations for the St Christopher’s Fellowship 180 Degree campaign have been designed by Dirty UK and produced by Mix TV.

Donations can be made at http://www.stchris.org.uk.


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About St Christopher’s Fellowship

St Christopher’s is a charity and housing association providing care, accommodation, education, training and support to children, young people and vulnerable adults. It runs children’s homes, fostering services, supported housing and hostels, along with education, employment training and outreach services.

For more information or to make a donation please call 0208 780 7800, email info@stchris.org.uk or visit http://www.stchris.org.uk

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Family Survival During Economic Downturn in Nine Easy Steps

Asheville, NC (PRWEB) October 30, 2008

One of the most essential action steps toward financial protection is to create an emergency fund consisting of three to six months living expenses in a liquid FDIC insured banking account, such as a checking, savings, or money market. Jeff Palmer, ChFC Financial Planner, of The Palmer Group also recommends debt elimination as the very best step to weather a financial storm. Many families will find it difficult to eliminate debt and increase immediate cash flow in their current situation and Palmer offers various ways this can be achieved.

“Create a household budget to examine spending for non-essentials. By creating a list of expenses each month, one can see where s/he is spending money and where adjustments may be made,” Palmer explains. After taking inventory of spending habits, sensible ways to decrease spending can be found.

Palmer’s 9 essential steps for surviving the economic downturn are to create a budget, establish an emergency fund, reduce credit card spending, pay off debts, shop smart, sell unwanted items, explore second incomes, plan ahead and invest in the future. These 9 steps are clearly explained in the current newsletter edition of Sixty Second Parent.

One way to reduce lifestyle spending is to become a savvy consumer. Groceries are an expensive necessity. When creating a grocery list for the household, collecting and using coupons, and selecting items on sale can be a tremendous savings to the family budget. Palmer warns, “Do not rely heavily on credit cards or lines of credit to cover emergencies. Banks are freezing lines of credit and credit card companies are lowering available lines of credit. You do not want to go deeper into debt for emergency expenses.” Even paying off a little each week will help to reduce debt.

According to Palmer, there is a real possibility of inflation in the economy due to the credit crisis. Inflation occurs when too much money follows to too few goods and services. It is based on the supply and demand principle. The effects of inflation impacts on prices at grocery stores, retail outlets, gas stations and beyond.

Nationally acclaimed pediatrician Dr. Olson Huff MD, of Sixty Second Parent, helps parents to develop healthier and more affordable eating habits for their children and reducing grocery costs at the same time. “Finding creative ways to encourage fruits and vegetables in your child’s diet can be fun for the entire family,” said Huff.

By offering more fruits and vegetables in combination with old favorites, parents can improve the health of their children and improve their budget. Implementing these simple steps may put you in a better financial position in good times or bad times. These steps will not come easily. They require changes in habits for the entire household. It is therefore important to set realistic goals and stick to them.

About Sixty Second Parent:

Sixty Second Parent is a website that offers a unique and fresh approach to obtaining practical parenting tips and information. Sixty Second Parent understands that the expectations and pressures put on parents today are more complex than ever before and recognizes the need for a simpler support system for parents and families.

As part of the solution, Sixty Second Parent has brought together the world’s leading experts in child development, child health and parenting to provide sound practical parenting information within an online community network.

Sixty Second Parent provides parents-to-be, young parents and grandparents with information, enjoyment, and connection into a like-minded community via a user-friendly web platform. This community gives parents the information they need, as well as reassurance in their actions, and guidance in interactions with their children.

The online support network is designed to link parents and families with industry specialists and other parents along with an online parenting store offering the best in early childcare resources.


CPS Insurance Services Welcomes New Affiliate Back Nine Insurance

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2010

CPS Insurance Services (CPS) is proud to announce that Back Nine Insurance has agreed to join the CPS family of affiliated agencies.

Located in Westlake Village, CA Back Nine Insurance/CPS (Back Nine) is a boutique brokerage general agency that prides itself in offering concierge level service to insurance professionals, providing maximum value to their clients via case design, underwriting expertise, and placement of life, disability, long term care, and fixed annuity products.

At Back Nine we offer excellent service with the help of our professional, friendly, and experienced staff. I was inspired to start my own business by my mentor and close friend, Ron Viola of CPS/Ron Viola Insurance and am excited about the opportunities available through our affiliation with CPS. – Mark Tattersall, Founder and Principal of Back Nine Insurance.

With over 34 years of combined experience in the life insurance industry, Back Nine employs a staff of motivated marketing professionals and seasoned case managers to fit the changing needs of their customers. Experienced and talented agents who would like to be a part of their growing success are always welcome to contact their office for additional information.

About CPS Insurance Services:

CPS Insurance Services (http://www.CPSInsurance.com) has built a solid network and established a substantial presence across the USA as one of the leading providers of products, service, and support in the insurance industry. Celebrating 36 years of continued success, CPS is dedicated to meeting and exceeding the needs of affiliates providing a balanced mix of the latest information and technologies, along with years of industry knowledge and service expertise.

The CPS marketing team is equipped with current CLU, ChFC, and LOMA designations, offering strategic and advanced consulting, case design and management, point of sale support, 24 hour turnaround proposal service, field underwriting expertise, and application, licensing, and contract processing with status reports. By partnering with CPS, affiliates have access to the best options available in the insurance and financial services industry. CPS understands the market and its ever-changing targets and delivers the level of service and support that each affiliate expects and deserves.

CPS Insurance Services, established in 1974 – providing brokers with the top Companies, the most competitive Products, and the best Service in the industry. For all your insurance needs!

About Back Nine Insurance/CPS:

For more information on Back Nine please email Mark Tattersall or Brett Tattersall.


Johnelle Walker, Public Relations Specialist

CPS Insurance Services

949.225.7156 Direct


Founded in 1974, CPS Insurance Services is dedicated to building and strengthening meaningful relationships with financial professionals, making it possible for them to plan for and secure their clients futures. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, CPS is exceptionally positioned in the insurance industry and delivers an advanced set of online tools and materials, providing support and guidance in asset maximization, estate planning, marketing, underwriting, and wealth transfer. CPS knows insurance and is proud of the people who are a part of CPS.