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Concord Monitor

Jordyn Haime

1 July 2020

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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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...

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Martin San Diego

14 June 2020

Lamitan City, Basilan, Philippines

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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 ...

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Melinda Clynes

6 April 2020

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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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...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Miranda Cyr

21 February 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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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...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Annie Banerji

11 December 2019

Surkhet, Nepal

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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...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

9 October 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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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...

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Eric Boodman

5 August 2019

Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

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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...

LAist

Priska Neely

29 July 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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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...

Southern California Public Radio

Priska Neely

29 July 2019

Sacramento, California, United States

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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...

Yes! Magazine

Tina Vasquez

17 July 2019

Mississippi, United States

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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...

NBC News

Erik Ortiz

10 July 2019

East Orange, New Jersey, United States

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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, ...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

14 June 2019

Durango, Colorado, United States

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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...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

5 April 2019

Spokane, Washington, United States

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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 ...

Bellevue Reporter

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Aaron Kunkler

30 March 2019

British Columbia, Canada

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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...

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Amelia Axelsen

22 March 2019

Punjab, Pakistan

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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...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Lauren Dake

18 March 2019

Tennessee, United States

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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...

The New Republic

Kathryn Joyce

25 February 2019

United States

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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

Bashar Abubakar

4 February 2019

Kaduna, Nigeria

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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...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

24 January 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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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...

Apolitical

Anoush Darabi

22 November 2018

Tel Aviv, Israel

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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 ...

New Vision

Jacky Achan

25 September 2018

Uganda

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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

Bashar Abubakar

17 September 2018

Borno State, Nigeria

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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...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

17 August 2018

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

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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 ...

Southern California Public Radio

Priska Neely

13 July 2018

Ohio, United States

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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...

Chicago Sun-Times

Maudlyne Ihejirika

9 July 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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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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