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essays, articles, and blog posts

This is a short list of essays, articles, and blog posts about Child well-being, Child welfare, and life.

• Wheat, Rick. “Is an Office of Children’s Ombudsman in Louisiana’s New Year?” LinkedIn, 1 Jan. 2023, https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/office-childrens-ombudsman-louisianas-new-year-rick-wheat.

• Wheat, Rick. “Guest column: Louisiana needs an ombudsman for children.” Opinions and Editorials | NOLA.com. 17 December, 2022. https://www.nola.com/opinions/guest-column-louisiana-needs-an-ombudsman-for-children/article_e85717e4-7be5-11ed-b260-f33217454e4b.html.

• Wheat, Rick. “Discovering the Joy in What Is Beats Aching for What Might Have Been.” Multiple Sclerosis Caregiving: A Practical Philosophy of Caring, 15 Sept. 2007, mscaregiver.com/discovering-the-joy-in-what-is-beats-aching-for-what-might-have-been/.

• Wheat, Rick. “Other States Significantly Improve Child Well-Being.” LinkedIn, 1 Aug. 2015, linkedin.com/pulse/other-states-significantly-improve-child-well-being-rick-wheat/.

• Wheat, Rick. “Too Few Louisiana Children Receive Necessary Dental Care” LinkedIn, 18 March 2017, linkedin.com/pulse/too-few-louisiana-children-receive-necessary-dental-care-rick-wheat/.

• Wheat, Rick. “Child Well-Being Deja Vu.” Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services, 21 Aug. 2017, lumcfs.org/child-well-being-deja-vu/.

• Wheat, Rick. “The Role of the Church in Child welfare and Child Well-being. Presentation to Louisiana Interchurch Conference’s Fall Board of Directors Meeting, 25 Sep. 2017.

• Wheat, Rick. “Child Poverty: Louisiana’s Steady-State Crisis” LinkedIn, 9 October 2017, linkedin.com/pulse/child-poverty-louisianas-steady-state-crisis-rick-wheat.

• Wheat, Rick. “Trying the Reality of Love” Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services, 16 June 2019, lumcfs.org/trying-the-reality-of-love/.

• Wheat, Rick. “Lunch Shaming is Wrong” Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services, 20 July 2019, lumcfs.org/lunch-shaming-is-wrong/.

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