By Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com New Jersey will spend $6 million on mental health training for school and college employees in response toan NJ Advance Media investigation of the state’s rising suicide rate among teens and young adults. The state will also form a working group of experts to develop mental … Continue reading N.J. pledges $6M to combat teen suicide in response to NJ.com investigation
Brooklyn Family Found Adopting Teen Costly, Challenging and, Ultimately, Joyous
With help from a New York City nonprofit, Joanne and Chris Wright are settling into life with their son By Anne Kadet Photographs by Anna Watts for The Wall Street Journal Feb. 4, 2020 10:00 am When Joanne Wright decided to adopt a teenage boy with her husband, Chris, she had zero qualms. “Chris had been … Continue reading Brooklyn Family Found Adopting Teen Costly, Challenging and, Ultimately, Joyous
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
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?