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Seeing Race and Ethnicity in Positive Light Linked to Stronger Development in Minority Youth
The findings of a new meta-analysis summarizing 46 existing studies show that positive feelings towards one's own race and ethnicity are linked to stronger development in minority youth. The...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

Child Poverty in the US: What New Census Data Tell Us About Our Youngest Children
Clasp recently released a fact sheet, "Child Poverty in the US: What New Census Data Tell Us About Our Youngest Children," documenting the latest census about young children. The report showed...more

Children in Afterschool Programs Less Likely to Have Emotional Problems
According to Penn State researchers, children participating in after school programs benefit from positive peer influence and are less likely to bear emotional problems. The researchers also...more

NCAIED Brings Economic Opportunities in Indian Country
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED), a Native American-geared business organization in the US, works to expand economic opportunities across the nation. NCAIED...more

Employed Homeless New Yorkers
The New York Times article by Mireya Navarro illustrates struggling working people who hold one or two jobs, but are homeless and living in shelters. According to City data gathered by the...more

Marriage Promotion Fails in Lifting Single Moms Out of Poverty
A new report, Promoting Marriage among Single Mothers: An Ineffective Weapon in the War on Poverty? for The Council on Contemporary Families, has indicated that marriage promotion fails in stemming...more

Steady Rate Decline of Homelessness for a Third Straight Year
The rate of homelessness in the U.S. has dropped for a third straight year. The decline was helped by efficient dropoffs in veteran and chronic homelessness. According to the survey by the Housing...more

SNAP Enrollment Does Not Mean Enhanced Food Security or Dietary Quality
According to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, SNAP could do more to sufficiently address the problem of food insecurity and dietary quality SNAP beneficiaries...more

Where One Lives Plays Key Role in Determining Obesity and Life Satisfaction
In the "Obesity (Sometimes) Matters: The Importance of Context in the Relationship between Obesity and Life Satisfaction", the study suggests how one compares weight-wise in his or her community...more






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Social Enterprise Pushes Continuity of Care and Home Births


Social Enterprise Pushes Continuity of Care and Home Births

The Neighbourhood Midwives, the brainchild of Annie Francis of Hampshire, offers midwifery services geared for the continuity of care to women and their families.




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