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Compass Project Critical to the Needs of Homeless Youth
The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts has suddenly cut the funding on the Compass Project, a youth development approach that is being used in Worcester to serve homeless youths. The...more



Access to Clean Water and Soap Improve Growth in Young Children
According to a study in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, high quality water and good hygienic practices can lead to improved growth among young kids. The authors say that improving...more

Children Should Be Protected from Firearm Violence
A study presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando documents differences in the types of injuries and how children are hospitalized based on...more

Confronting the Child Care Eligibility Maze
The Urban Institute's newest Work Support Strategies research, "Confronting the Child Care Eligibility Maze," helps states face onerous administrative methods that make it hard for low-income...more

Nurse Home Visits for Infants are Avenues for Potential Savings
A new Duke University Center for Child and Family Policy study claims that nurse home visits for infants save $3 for every $1 spent. The home visiting program more than paid for itself within the...more

New Study Shows Long-Term Benefits of Emergency Safe Spaces for Children
A new Columbia University and World Vision research finds that spaces created to keep children safe after an emergency or conflict can help them cope from trauma. World Vision's Director of...more

Merging Child Care and Rural Economic Development
Communities in greater Minnesota are connecting job creation and economic development with child care. Greater Than Minnesota, a partnership between First Children's Finance and the six Minnesota...more

Bound for Success Kids Make Sweet Treats
Recently, Bound for Success kids learned how to churn ice cream and make crispy treats, which affords them a fun break from the usual shelter food. The kids got to customize their sweet treats by...more

Increase of Homeless Students in US Schools
An annual report from the National Center for Homeless Education finds that nearly 1.2 million homeless students are enrolled in schools nationwide, with a 10 percent increase from the previous...more




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