Inside the Tornillo Shelter for Unaccompanied Children

The influx shelter or “tent city” located at the port of entry in Tornillo, TX is used to temporarily house unaccompanied children. I recently...

Parents Are Leery Of Schools Requiring ‘Mental Health’ Disclosures By Students

Children registering for school in Florida this year were asked to reveal some history about their mental health. The new requirement is part of a...

Five Steps to a Stronger Child Welfare Workforce

Author(s): The Annie E. Casey Foundation Published: Sept. 5, 2018 Report Intro/Brief: “The five-step process described in this paper comes from On the Frontline, the Annie E....

More Must Be Done to Address the Crisis of Maternal and...

The United States continues to be plagued by the tragic effects of maternal and infant mortality, particularly among African-American women and children. According to...

Examining Hospitals’ Role in Preventing Youth Suicide

Did you know that nearly one in ten high school students in the United States has attempted suicide and more young people die from...

Putting A Face on Medically Complex Kids

The petite Chinese-American woman with a contemporary vibe carried a little girl in ponytails and sparkly sunglasses on her hip. Immediately dispelling any notion...

Food Insecurity Data Underscores Importance of Farm Bill for Children

New data from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that the nation’s children continue to experience food insecurity at higher rates than the...

Creating Safe and Supportive Schools: 5 Promising Areas for Policy Change

A positive school climate is the cornerstone of a healthy, safe, and nurturing learning environment. To improve school climate, we need to meaningfully examine...

The Doctors Want In: Democratic Docs Talk Health Care On The...

Dr. Rob Davidson, an emergency physician from western Michigan, had never considered running for Congress. Then came February 2017. The 46-year-old Democrat found himself...

Reading the News is a Constant Reminder of Why We Need...

I felt uneasy as I was doing my usual scroll through the daily news last week and read about child sexual abuse, child abuse...

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