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The Hechinger Report

Jackie Mader

18 April 2021

United States

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Two-generation programs, like Home of Hope in Atlanta Georgia, help families tackle the many intricate issues that, especially when combined, lead to poverty or keep a family in poverty. These programs also help famil...

The 19th

Chabeli Carrazana

18 April 2021

Arkansas, United States

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Employer-subsidized childcare is helping parents find backup babysitters with a service called Helpr. Parents can search through pre-vetted sitters or add friends and family to the app, allowing them to be paid for th...

Seacoast Online

Hadley Barndollar

31 March 2021

Hampton, New Hampshire, United States

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A respite and resource center in New Hampshire is offering a reprieve to overburdened and stress-riddled parents during the coronavirus pandemic. The Relief Parent Respite and Resource Center has received positive rev...

Nigeria Health Watch

Christabel Ligami

29 March 2021

Kenya

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To help mothers who aren't able to supply their newborn with an adequate supply of breast milk, a hospital in Kenya has developed a milk bank. At the breast milk bank, new mothers can donate a portion of their supply ...

Miami Herald

Yadira Lopez

28 March 2021

Miami, Florida, United States

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More than 50 percent of children from economically-disadvantaged families have at least one parent who works non-traditional schedule, which consists of hours outside of the 9am to 5pm. However, subsidized child care ...

Miami Herald

Yadira Lopez

28 March 2021

Richmond, Virginia, United States

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Childcare centers are outsourcing administrative work through a pilot program that pools resources for a network of childcare providers. The alliances keep costs down, improve efficiency, and reduce the workload. The ...

Miami Herald

Yadira Lopez

28 March 2021

Miami, Florida, United States

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Parents in Miami-Dade county can now access an online directory of preschools and childcare options through prek.com. Research shows most parents find child care through word of mouth, which leaves those who are new i...

Miami Herald

Yadira Lopez

28 March 2021

Florida, United States

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Offices in South Florida are providing on-site child care for children of employees. The ease of having children nearby saves time, gives parents peace of mind, and increases employee retention. Although it’s growing ...

Knox Pages

Cheryl Splain

26 March 2021

Knox County, Ohio, United States

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To help address burnout for child welfare workers in Knox County, Ohio, Knox County Job & Family Services has launched a two-pronged approach that aims to offer wellbeing services to employees. Although the Covid pand...

The Laconia Daily Sun

Roberta Baker

24 March 2021

Sanbornton, New Hampshire, United States

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Sanbornton Connect is a local information exchange and social network for aging residents who share advice about meeting the physical, mental, and emotional challenges of living out their years independently in their ...

The New York Times

Roni Caryn Rabin

22 March 2021

New York, United States

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Doctors across the U.S. are mobilizing to distribute Covid vaccines to those who are homebound and likely vulnerable to the coronavirus. Although efforts are still early, in New York, one hospital's house calls progra...

Ear Hustle

Nigel Poor

Earlonne Woods

17 March 2021

San Quentin, California, United States

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Prison visiting rooms provide an irreplaceable connection between incarcerated people and their family and friends from outside prison. The in-person visits, despite the many rules that complicate the simple act of co...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Sarah Moss

8 March 2021

New South Wales, Australia

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Mothers and Sons is a six-week domestic-violence prevention program for boys 6-8 years old and their mothers. Unlike programs aimed at older youth and men, mothers sign up for this because they want their sons to grow...

The Monthly

Jenan Taylor

1 March 2021

Melbourne, Australia

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The Marram-Ngala Ganbu program, also known as Koori Family Hearing Day, provides a child-protection specialist to support Indigenous families before family court hearings, support them in the hearing, connect them to ...

The Laconia Daily Sun

Roberta Baker

1 March 2021

Laconia, New Hampshire, United States

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A free class is helping parents connect with their teenagers in order to “mitigate the dangers society poses to their kids.” The class enables parents to successfully employ strategies to engage with children and even...

Chalkbeat

Alex Zimmerman

25 February 2021

New York, New York, United States

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When the coronavirus pandemic shut down school buildings and led to many people working from home in New York City, a city child care program was launched to give children a place to go while they were learning from h...

Colorlines

Shani Saxon

17 February 2021

United States

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A free mobile app called Ameelio opens a free channel of communication between incarcerated people and their families, to avoid the price-gouging telephone services that prisons and jails authorize to charge people ex...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Michelle Wiley

4 February 2021

Honduras

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5-15 Minutes

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Justice In Motion helps Central American people who were separated from their children by the U.S. government when they attempted to migrate into the U.S. One lawyer in Honduras has succeeded many times in her three ...

Connecticut Health Investigative Team

Elizabeth Heubeck

28 January 2021

Danbury, Connecticut, United States

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Connecticut’s school-based health centers, which offer medical and behavioral health care to children, have been able to remain open during the pandemic by using a mix of on-site and telehealth options. Although servi...

FreshWater Cleveland

Cindy Hill

21 January 2021

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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When the coronavirus pandemic impeded how home care professionals could perform their jobs, many organizations had to adapt to new protocols. In Ohio, the Visiting Nurses Association pivoted to create a COVID-19 “SWAT...

Flint Beat

Amy Diaz

10 January 2021

Flint, Michigan, United States

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A new Juvenile Justice Center that will focus on trauma-informed treatment of children rather than simply jailing them is still more than one year from completion. But, in the years leading to its opening, the county'...

Knox Pages

Cheryl Splain

4 January 2021

Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States

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In 55 Ohio counties, judges can appoint volunteers from Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs to represent the interests of children when their families' struggles end up in court. CASA volunteers act as a ...

Yes! Magazine

Celeste Hamilton Dennis

22 December 2020

New York, United States

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When the coronavirus pandemic complicated child care options for essential workers, a care work activist in New York devised an initiative to better connect parents with care networks and redistribute money to those w...

Next City

Jared Brey

15 December 2020

King County, Washington, United States

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Single parents readjusting to life after incarceration face numerous hurdles to re-entering society. A housing program in Seattle now provides access to transitional housing alongside services that help parents reconn...

KXAN-TV

Jennifer Sanders

14 December 2020

Austin, Texas, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way foster care works. The SAFE Alliance, a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, had to change the way they do things to ensure the safety of children and teens. “In lat...

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