New Hampshire

New Hampshire Health Department Wants to Stop Physical Restraint of Kids in State Care


New Hampshire Health Department Wants to Stop Physical Restraint of Kids in State Care

New Hampshire could be on the cusp of reforming its restraint and isolation practices in residential treatment facilities for youth.


New Hampshire Steps Up Monitoring of Powerful Drugs’ Use on Foster Children

New Hampshire is the latest state to step up the monitoring of medications intended to immediately control the behavior of children in foster care.

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New Hampshire Judge David King awarded by peers.


Peers Award New Hampshire Juvenile, Family Court Judge David King

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has recognized family court judge David King with its Justice Innovation Award.

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Children’s Rights Sued One-Third of New England This Week

The nonprofit litigation group Children’s Rights (CR) announced lawsuits against New Hampshire and Maine’s child welfare systems, with both filings involving mental health treatment for older youth in foster care.  Children’s Rights and the legal aid organization Maine Equal Justice filed a federal lawsuit in Portland alleging that Maine has systematically failed for many years to correct problems with overuse of powerful mental health drugs.


Getting Tossed Up in the Air by Pandemic

I feel like my whole life has been turned upside down. I am a college sophomore studying nursing at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire. My name is Savannah Scott.

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Planting the Political Seed: A New Fellowship to Educate State Legislators on Child Welfare

This summer, the National Conference of State Legislatures convened its first-ever child welfare fellowship for state-level politicians. The year-long initiative, funded by national grant maker Ballmer Group, is aimed at raising the level of political leadership among state legislators on family preservation, foster care and adoption in the state house.


    Among New Hampshire Foster Parents, Concern Over Movement of Children in Care

    While most families are enjoying festivities this time of year, some foster parents in New Hampshire are feeling a loss that’s all too familiar to the many birth parents who won’t see their child around the holidays.


    New Hampshire Bill Paves Way for Grandfamilies Affected by Opioid Crisis

    Like many grandparents in New Hampshire, Diane Yeo is starting her life over at age 57. In 2015, Yeo drove three hours to Falmouth, Mass., to pick up her grandchildren after their mother told Yeo that she needed a fix.