Children & Youth Services News

News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

Reuniting Kids and their Families Still No. 1 Goal
Thomas Pristow, director of Children and Family Services (CFS) for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, writes about improvement in the state of child welfare in Nebraska. Pristow...more



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

Child Protective Services Kick Off in Rural Colorado
SafeCare, a program geared for child abuse prevention, intends to deliver child protective services for suspected abuse or neglect in rural Colorado. The program is funded by a budget approved by...more

The Educational Price that Homeless Children Pay
Natalie Harris, executive director of the Coalition for the Homeless in Louisville, writes that a number of Louisvillians are unable to afford quality, safe housing in the community, and this growing...more

Homeless Young People Lobby for Youth-Based Shelters
Homeless young people call on Massachusetts legislators to support a bill that would provide youth-based shelters and services geared for their age group. These homeless youth told lawmakers on...more

Being a Parent Can Be Learned
A study in developmental psychology published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies documents that being a parent can be learned. A How-to Parenting program is designed to help parents know...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

CLASP: Infant and Toddler Child Care Policies
CLASP's recent publication, "Better for Babies: A Study of State Infant and Toddler Child Care Policies," shows data from a recent state survey of child care subsidy, licensing, and quality...more

Durham Entrepreneur Uses Social Media to Get Kids Active
Coleman Greene, a Durham entrepreneur and creator of Sqord, has collaborated with Premera Blue Cross to keep kids active by using social media. The Sqord is a funny word that children made up,...more

Pilot Program in Kalamazoo County Seeks to improve Lives of Vulnerable Children and Families
A pilot program launched in Kalamazoo County seeks to be a part of a larger child welfare reform effort. The pilot program, Protect MiFamily, will provide a range of services for a minimum of six...more






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New Social Enterprise Hub In Ballymena


New Social Enterprise Hub In Ballymena

The Northern Zone Social Enterprise Hub at Ballymena’s Ecos Centre has now officially opened. The launching ceremony was carried out by Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland.


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