NOT REGISTERED? REGISTER HERE
Hide Advanced Search - Show Advanced Search +

We found 433 results for:

Family services ×
Clear

Title
& Description

News Outlet
& Journalist

Date
& Location

MEDIA TYPE
& LENGTH

USA Today

Pat Beall

Daphne Chen

Michael Braga

Josh Salman

16 October 2020

Florida, United States

Text

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Alarm over child abuse within families that had been missed by neglectful child-welfare oversight, Florida responded six years ago with a crackdown that reversed official policy favoring preserving families if possibl...

Texas Observer

Kimberly Meyer

5 October 2020

Texas, United States

Text

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

What started as an informal support group in Texas for undocumented workers who had been injured while working, has morphed into a mutual aid organization that helps connect immigrants and those who are uninsured with...

Rafu Shimpo

Ellen Endo

1 October 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Senior citizens in Los Angeles are coping with isolation during these times of social distancing by learning how to use technology that will connect them to their loved ones. Technology training specifically geared to...

Voice of America (VOA)

Amy Yee

24 September 2020

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

After experiencing a high rate of drownings among children due to the number of rivers and ponds in the country, a non-profit organization in Bangladesh has been offering swim lessons to children in rural areas that a...

The Boston Globe

Stephanie Ebbert

22 September 2020

Massachusetts, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Emergency child-care centers in Massachusetts have recorded only a small handful of cases of COVID-19 due to strict adherence to safety measures. Most notably, the centers have implemented a combination of contact tra...

CityLab

Serena Solomon

22 September 2020

South Auckland, New Zealand

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In South Auckland, epicenter of New Zealand's high rates of domestic violence, police respond to calls for help but instantly call in Te Taanga Manawa, a Māori-led team of multiple, culturally appropriate social-servi...

KXAN-TV

Laney Valian

18 September 2020

Austin, Texas, United States

Broadcast TV News

3-5 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

As a result of the pandemic, some families find themselves turning to learning pods, a sort of alternative school where students can be looked over and mentored while they attend remote classes. Working parents find t...

America First?

Ali-Asghar Abedi

8 September 2020

France

Video

5-15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The average cost of childcare in the U.S. has doubled since 1997, leaving many unable or struggling to access care; but in France, lawmakers have found a way to enact affordable, universal childcare. The childcare fac...

NPR

Anya Kamenetz

31 August 2020

United States

Radio

5-15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

School districts and cities are creating learning hubs, or learning centers, to provide students with remote learning and access to Wi-Fi. The hubs are free, low-cost, or subsided. The hubs are a necessary alternative...

National Geographic

Michael Greshko

27 August 2020

United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

80 percent of overnight camps across the country have shuttered down due to pandemic. Camps that reopened had to change how they operate, by using a range of practices from apps to field guides, some have been able to...

The New York Times

Patricia Leigh Brown

7 August 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A New Way of Life Reentry Project creates homes for women as they leave prison, providing a refuge and programs to help ensure a more successful transition into life on the outside. The network of small group homes, s...

WSLS-TV

Taj Simmons

6 August 2020

Roanoke, Virginia, United States

Multi-Media

Under 3 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Black Father Families unites Black fathers to provide support and education, while also countering stereotypes that Black fathers are not as competent and/or are absent from their children’s’ lives, which is often int...

BBC

Ruth Evans

4 August 2020

England

Podcast

Over 15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Prison Voicemail is a smartphone app that lets incarcerated people in the UK stay connected to their families, improving their mental outlook while imprisoned and their chances of success once they're released. The fe...

WAVE-TV

David Mattingly

28 July 2020

Alexandria, Kentucky, United States

Broadcast TV News

3-5 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Alexandria, Kentucky's 17-officer police department avoided the expense of hiring more police officers by adding two social workers to assist police in responding to the types of calls that can often turn into repeat ...

Boise State Public Radio (KBSX)

Amanda Peacher

27 July 2020

Utah, United States

Radio

3-5 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

To alleviate the isolating effects of COVID-19 restrictions in prisons barring outside visitors, some prisons have encouraged phone and video contact with family by waiving the fees normally charged for such services....

The Hechinger Report

Jackie Mader

23 July 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Ready4K has turned into a successful combination of technology and education for the San Francisco Unified School District, and for many more schools and districts, after educators saw the effectiveness and accessibil...

Concord Monitor

Jordyn Haime

1 July 2020

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The Adverse Childhood Experience Response Team sends family and crisis services advocates with police officers on home visits to offer families trauma-informed services after police have responded to an earlier emerge...

NPR

Anya Kamenetz

24 June 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Radio

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

When schools and daycares closed at the onset of the pandemic, YMCA centers around the country remained open to provide care for the children of essential workers. In Phoenix, YMCA staff worked to screen children for ...

NBC News

Ally Donnelly

24 June 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Broadcast TV News

Under 3 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In Boston, doctors are making visits to neighborhoods during the coronavirus pandemic in order to provide routine vaccinations to children. Using a donated ambulance as a "mobile pediatrician's office," a nursing team...

BBC

Lily Freeston

18 June 2020

Rwanda

Video

3-5 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Fatherhood classes in Rwanda teach men to be better dads and husbands, challenging traditional gender roles. Topics include taking care of babies, resolving domestic conflicts, sharing household decisions, and explain...

The Laconia Daily Sun

Roberta Baker

17 June 2020

Laconia, New Hampshire, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

To connect children with the counseling and other services they need to heal from traumatic experiences, the Adverse Childhood Experience Response team trains police and others to spot problems early and make prompt r...

Medium

Martin San Diego

14 June 2020

Lamitan City, Basilan, Philippines

Multi-Media

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

By fostering dialog between the military and rebel soldiers in a region long afflicted with violence, a physician whose clinic exposed her to children’s severe PTSD has helped heal the effects of trauma and the scars ...

Boise State Public Radio (KBSX)

Amanda Peacher

2 June 2020

United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has effectively responded to the Covid-19 crisis by quickly helping existing programs provide food aid to families. School lunch programs rapidly moved from providing hot food...

Associated Press

Kim Tong-Hyung

31 May 2020

South Korea

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

About 3,200 mostly older South Koreans living alone are monitored by voice-enabled smart speakers to check on their welfare during the coronavirus shutdown. Use of web search terms indicating distress, or when the dev...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Madison LaBerge

25 May 2020

San Carlos, Arizona, United States

Multi-Media

3-5 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The San Carlos Apache tribe in Arizona has been able to increase dental healthcare access for children through targeted outreach and an educational marketing campaign. The goal of the multifaceted approach is to addre...

SJN'S CRITERIA FOR GOOD SOLUTIONS JOURNALISM:
  • Comes from a news outlet; has a date and a byline.
  • Focuses primarily on a response to a problem.
  • Conveys insight, so that its lessons are relevant and teachable to others.
  • Provides evidence of an approach's success or failure.
  • Addresses an approach's shortcomings or limitations.
  • Avoids advocacy, PR, and hero worship—instead focusing on credible, objective reporting.

Great suggestion! So great, that we already have that story listed in the Solutions Story Tracker®. View it here.

We appreciate your patience as we review your story submission. You can check on the status of all of your story submissions here.

It may take a few weeks to see your piece in the Solutions Story Tracker®, as we have a backlog of submissions longer than Ben Hur that we’re diligently working to eliminate. We appreciate your patience.

I WORK IN, TEACH, OR STUDY JOURNALISM Not a journalist, but I want to learn about solutions.
AS A MEMBER, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • Access our training curriculum or attend a training
  • Share your stories
  • Join a local community of journalists
  • Attend story workshops and events to hone your craft
  • Get funding and additional support
  • Access the full Solutions Story Tracker®
  • Save favorite stories and create collections in your user profile
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
TO JOIN, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (*=REQUIRED)

Not a journalist? Register here instead.

Your information will be used to complete your application, and to subscribe you to occasional updates. We will only send you relevant information, which may be sent to you through any channel for which you provide contact information to us. We may use this information to target content we send you, but we will never sell or transfer your information to 3rd parties for commercial or advertising purposes. We may use your information to connect you to 3rd parties for the purpose of improving your membership and enriching your professional network. You can unsubscribe at any time from any content delivery channel, or from all of them, though unsubscribing may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here.

Here is what you will get:
  • Unlimited access to thousands of stories from around the world
  • First look and access to new features, tools, and resources
  • Curated newsletters with top stories
  • Invitations to SolutionsU® community events
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
  • And much more to come…
It’s easy and will take less than 2 minutes.

Journalist or J-School? Register here instead.

Your information will be used to complete your application, and to subscribe you to occasional updates. We will only send you relevant information, which may be sent to you through any channel for which you provide contact information to us. We may use this information to target content we send you, but we will never sell or transfer your information to 3rd parties for commercial or advertising purposes. We may use your information to connect you to 3rd parties for the purpose of improving your membership and enriching your professional network. You can unsubscribe at any time from any content delivery channel, or from all of them, though unsubscribing may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here.

Our issue area taxonomy was adapted from the PCS Taxonomy with definitions by the Foundation Center, which is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License.

Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:

Fondriest Environmental, David De Wit / Community Eye Health, Linda Steil / Herald Post, John Amis / UGA College of Ag & Environmental Sciences – OCCS, Andy B, Peter Garnhum, Thomas Hawk, 7ty9, Isriya Paireepairit, David Berger, UnLtd The Foundation For Social Entrepreneurs, Michael Dunne, Burak Kebapci, and Forrest Berkshire / U.S. Army Cadet Command public affairs

Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license, and are credited to the following photographers:

Ra'ed Qutena, 段 文慶, Fabio Campo, City Clock Magazine, Justin Norman, scarlatti2004, Gary Simmons, Kathryn McCallum, and Nearsoft Inc

Photos are licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:

Burak Kebapci and SCY.

Photos are licensed under Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) and are credited to the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Conference attendee listening to speaker, Jenifer Daniels / Colorstock getcolorstock.com.

Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian via Getty Images

Photo Credit: Sonia Narang