Thursday June 20, 2013
Crimes and Courts News
The Home Visiting Expansion and Accountability Act ensures the state’s investments in home visiting are going to programs with a proven record of effectiveness.
President Obama today released details of the early childhood agenda outlined in his State of the Union Address.
Various funding streams—federal, state, local, and private—support home visiting programs. Recently, in light of Medicaid's ability to reach so many low-income and at-risk families, interest has been growing in its potential to finance home visiting services for eligible mothers and children.
The Obama administration has announced that it will seek a substantial new investment to expand voluntary evidence-based home visiting programs. Pew’s Libby Doggett, an expert on home visiting, highlights the importance of the decision. Voluntary home visiting matches parents with trained professionals to provide information and support during pregnancy and throughout their child’s first three years.
Advocates for the poor say welfare programs are ill-designed for hard economic times. Some Republicans, however, don’t see welfare as broken, but instead as a model for other social initiatives.
There is also growing—though still nascent—evidence that from one American generation to the next, mobility is declining.
Once upon a time in America, it was expected that most children would surpass their parents on the income ladder. However, a new study released by The Pew Charitable Trusts has found that although most Americans are earning a bit more than their parents, only a meager one-third of the current generation will surpass their parents in wealth and income and climb to a new rung on the economic ladder.
Iowa has emerged as a national leader for using solid evidence and data-driven accountability systems to get the best possible outcomes from its home visiting investments.
Voluntary home visiting matches parents with trained professionals to provide information and support during pregnancy and throughout a child's first few years.
Concerns over in-person and online stalking have led lawmakers to create new orders of protection. But enforcement is often up to the victims and most don’t pursue it.
The Pew Home Visiting Campaign presents 11 studies highlighting gains in education, health and future livelihoods at less cost to taxpayers through home visiting.
More than a decade of bipartisan work in states has led to improved access to learning and health opportunities for children like evidence-based home visiting and high-quality pre-k.
In April, Maryland lawmakers unanimously approved legislation that creates one of the best systems in the nation for investing home visiting dollars effectively.
More children are living with relatives or close family friends because their parents can no longer care for them, but most states aren’t doing enough to help, a new report says.
Several individuals with extensive knowledge of public health research share their conclusions about water fluoridation based on the scientific evidence.
Learn more about how dental health aide therapists (DHATs) serve Alaska’s tribal communities.
TODAY'S TAKE: Texas Governor Rick Perry told the President Obama that the state will find its own money to pay for women's health services if federal funding is cut off in a dispute over Planned Parenthood.
Already stressed state budgets are shouldering an extra burden to cover expensive emergency room (ER) treatment for toothaches and other avoidable dental ailments, according to a report by the Pew Center on the States.
State Representative Jerry Madden (R) describes how high-quality programs can help break the cycle of people going to prison.