The US opioid crisis is the public health emergency of our time and requires urgent public health action to monitor and protect the most vulnerable Americans. We have witnessed a startling death toll in 2017 with 70 237 drug overdose deaths in the United States, of which two-thirds involved opioids. The devastating consequences of this epidemic for mothers and infants have received less attention.
Infant and Toddlers
This paper shares interventions and research on 2Gen brain science and toxic stress. (Author introduction)
The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program supports voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services for at-risk pregnant women and parents with young children up to kindergarten entry.
Mother’s Education and Children’s Outcomes: How Dual-Generation Programs Offer Increased Opportunities for America’s Children is the second in a series of the Foundation for Child Development’s Disparities Among America’s Children reports.
This presentation is from the 57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop in 2019. It provides an overview of the impacts of a diaper bank program in Connecticut. The diaper bank program, runs collaboratively through The Diaper Bank of Connecticut and the National Diaper Bank Network in connection with community-based organizations, not only improves parent and child health, but also improves access to childcare or early education programs, reduces work and school forced absences, and improves parent take-home pay.
These presentations are from the 57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop. This presentation provides an overview on research analyzing the effects of mandatory child support cooperation on TANF participants, using Minnesota as a case study. The presentation questions the justification for mandatory cooperation from fiscal social policy standpoints and calls for further research in this area.
These presentations are from the 57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop. This presenttion highlights the participant demographics and program characteristics of WIC in 2016.
These PowerPoints are from the 57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop. The presentation highlighted findings from analyses of the state policies related to Child Care and Development Block Grant. Analyses of disaggregated data provided a deeper look into racial equity in child care policy, as well. Various methodologies were used across the presentations. Stephanie Schmit from the Center of Law and Social Policy (CLASP) moderated the discussion.
The objective of this study was to identify differences in child care availability by rural–urban location for all counties in Wisconsin, and describe implications for recruitment and retention of health care workforce. We used data on licensed child care slots for young children (age <5), socio-demographic characteristics, women’s and men’s labor force participation, and household structure for all counties in Wisconsin in 2013 (n = 72). Data came from KIDS COUNT, County Health Rankings, and the American Community Survey.