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Children’s Mental Health

10/3/2022

The Impact of “Drugging Our Kids” with Karen de Sá

On this week’s episode we discuss new child mental health legislation, an investigation into abuse at Head Start programs, and child poverty in America continuing to plummet.

Podcast

9/15/2022

The Sounding Board

In the Sounding Board column, Dee Wilson writes that to address child suicides, there must be an all-in commitment to cultural change.

Annual Child Well-Being Data Book Highlights Mental Health

8/17/2022

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.

Image of a non-identifiable young person in jeans and a t-shirt on a couch with his hands folded for story "New York City Community Teams Aim to Meet Psychiatric Needs of Low-Income Youth"

8/10/2022

New York City Community Teams Aim to Meet Psychiatric Needs of Low-Income Youth

A new team of community workers is providing 24-hour psychiatric support to low-income youth in Brooklyn, with plans to expand citywide.

Brother of Kansas Foster Youth Slain by Authorities Files Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit

5/19/2022

Kansas Looks Toward Reform in Wake of In-custody Killing of Foster Youth Cedric Lofton

After Cedric Lofton was killed in a correctional facility last fall, Kansas advocates and officials aim to prevent future in-custody deaths.

Staff Abuse Children and Incite Violence at ‘Deplorable’ Tennessee Detention Center, Report Finds

5/3/2022

Staff Abuse Children and Incite Violence at ‘Deplorable’ Tennessee Detention Center, Report Finds

Teenagers at a Tennessee detention facility have been sexually abused, locked in isolation cells for 23 hours a day and set up by staff to fight each other, two prominent advocacy groups have found.

    5/2/2022

    Stuck Kids: How Foster Youth End Up In Hospitals for Months

    On this week’s podcast, we discuss some of the significant changes to federal child welfare policy proposed in President Biden’s budget for the next fiscal year, which includes new incentives to prioritize kinship care placements and more generous federal support for foster care prevention.

    Podcast
    New York State Sued over Allegedly Dysfunctional Pediatric Mental Health Care System

    4/7/2022

    New York State Sued Over Allegedly Dysfunctional Pediatric Mental Health Care System

    According to a lawsuit filed recently in federal court, New York fails to provide adequate mental health services to youth who qualify.

    Improving Mental Health Services From Within the Foster Care System

    3/23/2022

    Improving Low-Quality Mental Health Services From Within the Foster Care System

    Many former foster youth avoid mental health services because of the low-quality care they received, writes Aliyah Zeien.