Infants and Teens More Likely to Experience Foster Care Reentry

POSTED JANUARY 12, 2020, BY THE ANNIE E. CASEY FOUNDATION Children who have exited foster care are more likely to return to care if they are infants, in their early teen years or have experienced a group placement before reuniting with their families, according to a new study conducted by the Center for State Child … Continue reading Infants and Teens More Likely to Experience Foster Care Reentry

Why the New Coronavirus (Mostly) Spares Children

So far, very few young children seem to be falling ill. The pattern was seen in outbreaks of SARS and MERS, too. By Apoorva Mandavilli. The New York Times. Feb. 5, 2020. The new coronavirus has infected more than 28,000 people, and at least 563 have died. But relatively few children appear to have developed … Continue reading Why the New Coronavirus (Mostly) Spares Children

How Monkeys Taught Me to Appreciate Teen Sleepovers

One of our chief jobs as parents is to encourage our kids to make and maintain strong friendships. It is one of the skills they will need most in life. By Lydia Denworth. The New York Times. Feb. 4, 2020. “Can we have a sleepover?” Barring anything involving fire, blood or hospitals, these five words … Continue reading How Monkeys Taught Me to Appreciate Teen Sleepovers

Helping Teenagers With Menstrual Pain

Painful periods are common around the world but, with treatment, should not cause a teenager to miss school, sports or social outings. By Perri Klass, M.D.  The New York Times. Feb. 3, 2020   Period-related pain, medically known as dysmenorrhea, colloquially often called “cramps,” should not prevent an adolescent from participating fully in school, in … Continue reading Helping Teenagers With Menstrual Pain

Mom and autistic child spent six days in a hospital ER. She wants a new law to help others

Kim Mulford, Cherry Hill Courier-Post. Published 8:34 a.m. ET Feb. 5, 2020 | MAPLE SHADE - Jaime Trabbold is under a deadline. In 2018, her 9-year-old son, Ronnie, spent six days in a South Jersey emergency department raging and in the midst of a suicidal crisis. Diagnosed with autism and bipolar disorder, Ronnie was sedated with medications every … Continue reading Mom and autistic child spent six days in a hospital ER. She wants a new law to help others

How Many Kids in the United States Are Living in Poverty?

ORIGINALLY POSTED JULY 10, 2018, AND UPDATED JANUARY 21, 2020, BY THE ANNIE E. CASEY FOUNDATION In America today, 18% of all kids — nearly 13 million children total — are living in poverty. In the last decade, this rate has risen from 18% in 2007 and 2008, peaked at 23% in 2011 and 2012, … Continue reading How Many Kids in the United States Are Living in Poverty?

The first transport of Jews to Auschwitz was 997 teenage girls. Few survived.

By Gillian Brockell  Jan. 27, 2020. The Washington Post As world leaders gather in Poland Monday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi-run Auschwitz death camp in occupied Poland, Edith Friedman Grosman will be far away in Toronto. On Monday, the energetic 95-year-old, who was on the first official transport of … Continue reading The first transport of Jews to Auschwitz was 997 teenage girls. Few survived.