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News Stories about Children

Here is a curated collection of news stories about children, the places they live, and services designed for their care. I list them because they caught my attention. If we were to sit on the front porch to talk about children and their needs, these are some of the articles we might discuss.


It’s getting harder to find long-term residential behavioral health treatment for kids by Aaron Bolton, MTPR, November 16, 2023

Louisiana backpedals on deal to pause youth transfers to adult penitentiary by Bobbi-Jean Misick, Verite, September 1, 2023

La. moved minors to an adult prison. The conditions are inhumane, ACLU says by María Luisa Paúl, The Washington Post, July 20, 2023

Children held at former Death Row prison in 133F heat with no AC and limited water in Louisiana: The state began moving children as young as 14 to the facility last year by Abe Asher, The Independent (United Kingdom), July 18, 2023

Unmet Needs: Critics Cite Failures in Health Care for Vulnerable Foster Children by Andy Miller and Rebecca Grapevine, Kaiser Health News, January 25, 2023

A mom’s arrest over secret recordings and Louisiana’s push to protect kids with special needs by Jacqueline DeRobertis, The Advocate, December 2, 2022

Louisiana looks to cover tattoo removal for human trafficking survivors by Julie O’Donoghue, Louisiana Illuminator, November 15, 2022

Families are ‘drowning’ as early child care programs face widespread staffing shortages by Gaby Vinick, Wisconsin Public Radio, November 7, 2022

Maine makes free school lunches permanent after federal funding ends by Robbie Feinberg, Maine Public Radio, August 31, 2022

Congress knows how to slash child poverty. It just needs to do it. by Juan Carlos Ordóñez, Louisiana Illuminator, 11/25/2022

New Orleans physicians treating more children with gun shot wounds in recent years: “They’re actually saying things like, ‘I don’t know if I’m going to live to be 21.’”

Americans die younger in states run by conservatives, study finds

Jim Beam column: State agencies under fire – American Press | American Press

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