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1 July 2020
Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
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...
14 June 2020
Lamitan City, Basilan, Philippines
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 ...
6 April 2020
Detroit, Michigan, United States
To help fill the gap for some 200 Detroit students who rely on school lunches, local artists and nonprofits are teaming up to distribute meals and provide creative inspiration. Library Street Collective, an art galler...
21 February 2020
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Immigrant children waiting to gain access to the U.S. from Mexico often require vaccinations when they get to the border, but the immigration process doesn't allow for it. To address this gap in health care, an organi...
11 December 2019
Support and counseling from trusted volunteers empowers young women to stay in school and out of child marriage. In Nepal, the Sisters for Sisters program was the result of a governmental effort to reduce child marria...
9 October 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
In Philadelphia, an HIV-prevention group has partnered with another youth-focused social services organization to connect patients experiencing homeless or housing insecurity with appropriate resources. By offering we...
5 August 2019
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Over 3000 Words
In a handful of hospitals throughout Canada, vaccination counselors are helping to relieve new parents' trepidation toward infant and child vaccinations. By engaging in a "motivational interview" immediately before th...
29 July 2019
Los Angeles, California, United States
Local officials in Los Angeles County are focusing efforts on leveling the playing field when it comes to health outcomes for infants across races. Although efforts are underway, there are several key takeaways that h...
29 July 2019
Sacramento, California, United States
After launching an initiative aimed at reducing Black infant deaths, Sacramento County's success is now a model for other areas of California looking to make similar changes. Local officials joined with other communit...
17 July 2019
Mississippi, United States
Communities are creating networks to fill in food security gaps for children. In cities like Jackson, Mississippi, and Atlanta, Georgia, community groups, churches, and nonprofits are working to provide summer meals t...
10 July 2019
East Orange, New Jersey, United States
Mobile delivery increases the accessibility of summer meal programs for children who rely on food assistance during the school year. Across the country, multiple initiatives by local governments, schools, nonprofits, ...
14 June 2019
Durango, Colorado, United States
Under 800 Words
Funded by a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation, several nonprofits are working to fill the summer food security gap for children who rely on school meals. Several groups, including Pine River Shares and Friends...
5 April 2019
Spokane, Washington, United States
Keeping families together eases the burden on the foster care system and reduces issues such as homelessness and substance abuse in the long term. Former foster children in Spokane, Washington, end up relying heavily ...
30 March 2019
British Columbia, Canada
Making child care an electoral priority in British Columbia helped decrease the burden of costs for working parents. Childcare advocates directed the government’s attention to providing quality, affordable childcare s...
22 March 2019
To combat holding the record for the world's most dire infant mortality rate, Pakistan is placing efforts on increasing paternal supports before, during and after childbirth through the implementation of a hotline. Di...
18 March 2019
Tennessee, United States
Investing in families provides positive results and helps keep the cost of child welfare lower in the long-term. Nonprofit programs, like the one run by Youth Villages, can help children and families overcome challeng...
25 February 2019
Over 3000 Words
New York City's child welfare agency is trying once again to combat its "reputation for unjustly targeting low-income families of color" by piloting child care centers that are set up to help families feel respected a...
Nigeria Health Watch
4 February 2019
Food demonstrations and education campaigns enroll mothers in the fight against malnutrition and stunting among children. With 30% of children in Nigeria suffering from the effects of malnutrition, according to a 2018...
24 January 2019
Massachusetts, United States
For social service agencies, prioritizing well-being requires new procedures and a framework for understanding holistic wellness. The Full Frame Initiative has partnered with agencies in the states of Massachusetts an...
22 November 2018
Tel Aviv, Israel
Sometimes you have to see something is possible before you can do it yourself. For Tel Aviv’s city officers, it took a trip to Copenhagen to understand that each of them, no matter their office, could do something to ...
25 September 2018
Uganda has sub-Saharan Africa’s only government-run child helpline--a free way for children to report physical, emotional, and sexual violence perpetrated against them. Police are supposed to work with probation offic...
Nigeria Health Watch
17 September 2018
Borno State, Nigeria
In Nigeria, a lack of immunizations has contributed to increased rates of childhood mortality. However, Volunteer Community Mobilizers are actively changing this trajectory by conducting in-home visits and providing r...
17 August 2018
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Over 15 Minutes
In order to address child abuse and neglect community members got together to form: R.O.C.K Mat Su, a collaborative organization composed of several organizations that has “teamed up with government agencies, schools ...
13 July 2018
Ohio, United States
The Global Infant Safe Sleep Center is tackling the sobering statistic that black babies are twice as likely to die before their first birthday than white babies are in the United States. The Center focuses on educati...
9 July 2018
Chicago, Illinois, United States
The former director of the Cook County Department of Corrections will have the chance to go upstream in the incarceration cycle to work with children of people who are incarcerated through a new fellowship program lau...
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