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Better For Babies: A Study of State Infant and Toddler Child Care Policies
CLASP presents a report, "Better for Babies: A Study of State Infant and Toddler Child Care Policies," that delivers data from a recent state survey of child care subsidy, licensing, and quality...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

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

Courses Students Take Influence the Friendships They Make
A national study spearheaded by a Michigan State University researcher finds out how teens are really choose their friends and niche at school. It's revealed that courses students take profoundly...more

US Senate Move Forward with Reauthorization of Child Care and Development Block Grant
The US Senate Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions recently moved forward with the long overdue reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) through the...more

Knoxville Organizations Help Homeless Kids and Their Families
Organizations across Knoxville-Knox County are pitching in to help homeless children and their families cope with their current situation. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness,...more

HHS Announces Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Expansion
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $69.7 million grants to 13 states to expand Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV)...more

Head Start Unveils Donor-Funded Classroom
Due to the sequestration and present government shutdown, Head Start battles on to keep afloat. Head Start opens the doors to its donor-funded classroom. The Community Partnership for Child...more

Youth Shelter Care: Works for Child Welfare Provision and Family Preservation
Youth Shelter Care (YSC), a provider of human services that caters to youth, aims to preserve family units and provide youth shelter and temporary care. YSC is one of 14 remaining shelters in...more

Federal TANF Funds for Child Care Reaches Lowest Point
The decline in TANF spending used for child care has reached its lowest level in since 1998. A number of families have been affected by the sudden drop in federal TANF funds, which left them...more





Russell James, a famed fashion photographer, started Nomad Two Worlds (N2W), an idea that stemmed from Russell’s Australian roots where he witnessed the culture clash between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Australia.




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