They Were Trying To Adopt Kids From China. Then Came The Coronavirus.

"We have coats and clothes ready to go. We just need a little boy to fill them.” Tasneem Nashrulla.   Buzzfeed. Posted on February 6, 2020, at 4:49 p.m. Ruby Faith Cleveland’s new room in Georgia is ready for her. On one side of the wall is a board with her name in pink letters. Another … Continue reading They Were Trying To Adopt Kids From China. Then Came The Coronavirus.

Finland’s Women-Led Government Has Equalized Family Leave: 7 Months For Each Parent

By Laurel Wamsley. NPR.  Feb. 5, 2020. People often ponder how the world might be different if more women were in political power. In Finland, where women lead the five parties in the coalition government, here's one change they're making: equal paid leave for both parents in a family. Finland's government, led by 34-year-old Prime … Continue reading Finland’s Women-Led Government Has Equalized Family Leave: 7 Months For Each Parent

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

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

WOMEN’S WORK: FOR GEN X WOMEN, CHANGING CAREERS IS COMPLICATED

What happens when our careers hit the wall—do we stay or should we go? These three women took steps to make a radical change in their 40s and 50s. By Clare Murphy Jan. 28, 2020.  Dame Magazine  When Jill Auckenthaler walked into her first class of nursing school, she stared out into an auditorium of … Continue reading WOMEN’S WORK: FOR GEN X WOMEN, CHANGING CAREERS IS COMPLICATED