The National Human Services Assembly has completed a report documenting effective approaches to serving the 1.4 million parents, age 16 to 24, who are both out of school and out of work, referred to as OSOW in the report. Funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the report documents the practices of 32 “two-generation” programs which attempt to reduce poverty by investing in both adults and children. The report highlights the challenges faced by this group, which include high rates of maternal depression, exposure to violence, homelessness, child welfare system involvement and immigration status issues.” Find the report here.
Are you working on perinatal health, infant mortality, and health services utilization and/or health care access in FY14 as it relates to the P-8 outcome that “children are born healthy”? The 2013 edition of Child Health USA is now available as a resource to your work. The report includes the latest available data on SIDS/SUID from the National Vital Statistics System and safe sleep behaviors from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring Survey (PRAMS). It also provides vital statistics, health behavior data, trend data and racial/ethnic disparities surrounding key indicators, risk factors and barriers for pregnant women and infants.
ZERO TO THREE and Child Trends are pleased to share our new report, Changing the Course for Infants and Toddlers: A Survey of State Child Welfare Policies and Initiatives, which finds that that the “one-size-fits-all” child welfare approach adopted by most states does not work in meeting the unique developmental needs of many of the 200,000 infants and toddlers who come into contact with the child welfare system each year.