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Teen Juul

The Juul’s So Cool, Kids Smoke It In School

The students wait eagerly for their teachers to turn their backs. That’s their cue to reach quietly for a small, sleek device they can easily conceal in their palms. It resembles a flash drive, but...
Ones Who Stand in the Gap

The Ones Who Stand in the Gap

After having a child with special needs, I had to swap out one of the operational metaphors that guided my thinking. Before Ann came, I was a big bootstraps guy: You make your own...
Home Sweet Home Vistis

Home Sweet Home: The Pennsylvania Medical Home Initiative’s Quest to Provide High-Quality Care for...

Two-year-old Aliyah,* born prematurely, has a neurological condition called cerebral palsy. She also has chronic lung disease of prematurity and sickle cell disease, a blood condition. In addition to her pediatrician, she sees a...
Continuing Resolutions Leave Kids

Continuing Resolutions Leave Kids Hanging in the Balance

This week, Congress faces yet another deadline to fund the government for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18). Of course, the start of FY18 is long behind us—107 days, to be specific. Unable to compromise on...
Running on Empty

Running On Empty: CHIP Funding Could Run Out Jan. 19 For Some States

Some states are facing a mid-January loss of funding for their Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) despite spending approved by Congress in late December that was expected to keep the program running for three...
CHIP Asleep at Wheel

Low-Income Families Face Loss of Coverage, Income Dilemma

Editor’s note: The subject of this story has requested that her last name not be used. Given the circumstances, Child’s World NEWS has respected her request. Shelly is a social worker serving high-risk, low-income families....
5 Things about CHIP

Five Questions About CHIP

Is CHIP a federal or a state program? In Kentucky, it’s called KCHIP. In Alaska, it’s Denali KidCare. Louisiana calls it LaCHIP. It may be called something different in each state, but in many ways...

Where Does CHIP Stand Now?

For families, providers, advocates, state officials, governors, and members of Congress, September 30th was a significant day in the world of CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program. That’s the day that the funding for...

Study Shows Americans Agree: Poor Child Well-Being is a Top Issue

Recently the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) released national survey results on perspectives of Americans on child and family well-being in the U.S., with a focus on Americans’ attitudes on issues such as social...
Mental Healthcare

Mental Health Care for Foster Children

The children in America's foster care system face a tremendous amount of psychological stress. Many have been removed from traumatic home situations because of neglect or physical or sexual abuse. Their life in foster care...

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