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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...

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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 ...

Al Jazeera

Kamala Thiagarajan

12 November 2018

Tamil Nadu, India

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Global Network for Equality grew out of sociological research of men imprisoned for killing their wives. Researcher KR Raja saw how many children had been effectively orphaned by such killings, and how the men's rehab...

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 (KPCC)

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...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

2 July 2018

Kano, Nigeria

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When Kano State began measuring the rates of adolescent malnutrition, they found that the number of children that qualified as some degree of malnourished was staggering. To mitigate this statistic from increasing, a ...

Apolitical

Fergus Peace

29 June 2018

Sweden

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Every migrant child applying for asylum in Sweden gets a public lawyer and an assigned guardian. Although a rapid rise in asylum seekers in 2015-16 strained the country’s migration system, Sweden has not resorted to p...

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Jack Graham

15 June 2018

Bogotá, Colombia

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Participation in art and music improves cognitive development and fosters social skills in young children. In Bogotá, Columbia, a program developed by Nidos: Art in Early Childhood provides tens of thousands of childr...

Searchlight New Mexico

Lauren Villagran

12 May 2018

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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A pilot program in New Mexico shows promise in helping stabilize families at risk of homelessness by giving them subsidized housing combined with social services like therapy and addiction treatment. Keeping Families ...

The Guardian

Clothilde Goujard

2 May 2018

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Looking for a way to make a positive impact on the lives of Syrian refugee children, Bridgette Alepin founded the online radio program Radio Sleepytime. The bilingual program airs songs, stories, and segments geared t...

NPR

Lisa Gillespie

28 March 2018

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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In Kentucky, a parent who is addicted to opioids and is reported to Child Protective Services, can get a second a chance. That’s because a program called START, gives parents the option of getting assigned a mentor th...

Arizona Daily Star

Emily Bregel

8 March 2018

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Implicit biases, among other systemic factors, can lead to a disparately punitive approach to child welfare and services for people of color, especially African Americans. Allegheny County has enlisted the help of con...

Arizona Daily Star

Perla Trevizo

8 March 2018

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Sometimes, child welfare workers can't locate or contact the parents in any given case -- this is a problem made worse when the parent has been detained or deported, with few ways to make contact or connect with their...

Arizona Daily Star

Emily Bregel

8 March 2018

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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For families involved with child protective services, a one-size-fits all mentality has been replaces with comprehensive and individualized services in some counties across the United States. Service providers in Pitt...

Arizona Daily Star

Patty Machelor

2 March 2018

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Communities in Arizona, Washington, and Colorado are creating programs that center collaborations to provide guidance and a listening ear to foster healthy relationships between children and parents. These programs, w...

Arizona Daily Star

Patty Machelor

2 March 2018

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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To help families stay together and decrease cases of child abuse and neglect, programs around the country are using evidence-based solutions to prevent the crises that require government intervention. Solutions like A...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

7 December 2017

Portland, Oregon, United States

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The organization, Friends of the Children, is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by giving at-risk children adult mentors to help guide them. The program results in kids who avoid teen pregnancy, graduate from...

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Jack Graham

6 November 2017

United States

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Investing in home-visit programs provides crucial support to low income, first time mothers and reduces overall government healthcare costs. The Nurse-Family Partnership, in coordination with the US Department of Heal...

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