Top Stories of 2022: What the Early Pandemic Numbers Say
Despite some concerns about whether child maltreatment rates would rise during the pandemic, early numbers showed that wasn't the case.
Annual Child Well-Being Data Book Highlights Mental Health
The new KIDS COUNT Data Book shows that young Americans faced significant mental health challenges even before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fewer Hennepin County Children in Foster Care are Reunified with Family
In Minnesota's most populous county, fewer children in the foster care system are going home to their families.
Study Finds Maternal Mortality Rate Climbed Early in the Pandemic
After the onset of COVID-19 in March 2020, maternal mortality in the U.S. increased by about one-third, according to a recent study.
Montana Ushers in New Head of Health And Human Services
Adam Meier, director of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, is resigning and will be replaced by the department's current chief of staff, Charlie Brereton.
Finally, More Judges Headed to ‘Desperately Overstretched’ New York Family Courts
New York lawmakers have agreed to add six judges to the Family Court bench along with 14 new Supreme Court justices spread across the state.
Substitute Teacher Shortage Hits California’s Low-income Students Harder
With substitute teachers in California in scarce supply and school officials worried about future staffing, one lawmaker is proposing solutions.
COVID Cases Triple in California Juvenile Prisons
COVID cases among California’s incarcerated youth have tripled since last week, and at least one youth recently was admitted to a community hospital after experiencing serious symptoms.