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Maryland Obtains $6.4 Million for Maternal, Infant Program Expansion
Maryland receives $6.4 million competitive grant to expand Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program throughout the state. The grants are awarded by the US Department of Health...more



Technology, Teen Dating Violence and Abuse, Bullying
In Urban Institute's July 2013 final report about the types of violence and abuse experiences youth have via technology, more than a quarter of youth in a relationship said they experienced some...more

Alarming Spike in Sugary Drink Consumption among Adolescents
A new study, "Still Bubbling Over: California Adolescents Drinking More Soda and Other Sugar-Sweetened Beverages," takes a comprehensive look at youth (2- to 17-year-olds) consumption of sugary...more

YES! Program Tells Young People to Just Breathe
In the July issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, a research team from the UCLA Department of Psychiatry conducted a study on the Youth Empower Seminar, or YES!, a youth-based seminar that...more

Healthy Lunchbox Challenge Encourages Healthy Eating among Children
In a new study by a research team in the University of South Carolina, a low-cost, incentive-based program called the Healthy Lunchbox Challenge promotes healthy eating habits among...more

CASA Helps Foster Children in Marion County
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Marion County is dedicated to helping abused and neglected children have a safe, permanent home. CASA of Marion County calls upon the need for more...more

Oklahoma Sees Growing Need for Foster Care
The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) counts more than 10,000 children placed in foster care. OKDHS has touched base with private agencies to help meet the needs of the children. The...more

Pictures of Hope Empower Homeless Kids
The Pictures of Hope photography program affords homeless children with cameras. Celebrity photographer Linda Solomon created Pictures of Hope in 2006 to help homeless children write down and then...more

Lake Zurich Volunteer Commits to Isaac Fox Elementary School
Mary Santi, a volunteer at Isaac Fox Elementary School, was recently named parent volunteer of the month by the District 95 School Board, which recognized her ongoing commitment to Isaac Fox...more




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