When Parents Turn Children Into Weapons, Everybody Loses

When Parents Turn Children Into Weapons, Everybody Loses

By Jennifer Harman, The Conversation Domestic abuse can involve one parent using a child as a weapon against the other parent, which harms the child in immense ways. My research has identified how these dynamics play out and examines the damage. There are approximately 5.7 million cases of domestic abuse in the U.S. each year, […]

Warning Signs for Young Children

Warning Signs for Young Children

By Rainn Every 9 minutes, government authorities respond to another report of child sexual abuse.1 Child sexual abuse can include sexual contact with a child, but it may also include other actions, like exposing oneself, sharing obscene images, or taking inappropriate photos or videos of a child. These crimes can have a serious impact on the life […]

Health Insurance Coverage for Kids Through Medicaid and CHIP Helps Their Moms too

Health Insurance Coverage for Kids Through Medicaid and CHIP Helps Their Moms too

By Sebastian Tello-Trillo, The Conversation The big idea When children get health insurance through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, their families benefit too. That’s what I found through recent research conducted with two fellow health economists, Daniel S. Grossman and Barton Willage. And it was particularly true for their mothers, […]

A new way to Pick the Best School for Your Child

A new way to Pick the Best School for Your Child

By David M. Houston, The Conversation When parents look for information to help them choose a good elementary or secondary school for their child, they often turn to a variety of sources online. For instance, they may check out state government websites that provide “report cards” on local schools. Examples include Virginia’s School Quality Profiles […]

Kids and Learning Loss: How Do We Catch Up?

Kids and Learning Loss: How Do We Catch Up?

By Manuel Holguin By March 25, 2020, a few months after the first reported case of COVID-19 in the US, all public schools were closed indefinitely. “It became immediately apparent that the pandemic would have a huge impact on students and specifically students of color and students from low-income communities,” said Allison Socol, Ph.D., during […]

U.S. Adopts Rules Easing Path to Green Cards for Abused, Neglected Minors

U.S. Adopts Rules Easing Path to Green Cards for Abused, Neglected Minors

By Daniel Wiessner, Reuters March 7 (Reuters) – U.S. immigration authorities released new policies on Monday that will make it easier for immigrant minors who are victims of parental abuse and neglect to qualify for green cards, finalizing changes first proposed more than a decade ago. The rules from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) […]

The Sunsetting of the Child Tax Credit Expansion Could Leave Many Families Without Enough Food on the Table

The Sunsetting of the Child Tax Credit Expansion Could Leave Many Families Without Enough Food on the Table

By Paul Shafer and Katherine Gutierrez, The Conversation The big idea The discontinuation of the Biden administration’s monthly payments of the child tax credit could leave millions of American families without enough food on the table, according to our new study in JAMA Network Open. The first missed payment on Jan. 15, 2022, left families […]

Additional Paid Leave for Child Vaccinations Goes Into Effect December 24, Available Retroactively to November 2

Additional Paid Leave for Child Vaccinations Goes Into Effect December 24, Available Retroactively to November 2

NEW YORK, NY – Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Peter A. Hatch today announced that the amendment to the NYC Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law that provides additional leave for parents to get their kids vaccinated goes into effect tomorrow. In an effort to keeping the city healthy during the pandemic, the […]