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Children’s Advocates Welcome Biden Administration’s Actions to Expand Legal Pathways for Undocumented Spouses and Dreamers

Washington, D.C., June 18, 2024 – Members of the Children Thrive Action Network applaud and welcome steps the Biden Administration has taken today to create additional pathways for legal status […]

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Prevalence and Correlates of Unstable Housing Among US Children

Key Points Question  What is the prevalence of unstable housing among US children younger than 18 years? Findings  This survey study found that in 2022, 17.1% of children currently residing […]

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Pediatrician at NIFA housing summit: ‘Health, wealth and housing — you can’t separate them.’

LINCOLN — Mouse droppings led to a “eureka moment” for Dr. Megan Sandel, who at the time was a pediatric resident in Boston. Sandel, speaking Wednesday in Nebraska, back then […]

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Explaining “A Short Adverse Experiences Measure Among Mothers of Young Children”

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are a specific set of household-level adversities children may experience, including emotional and physical abuse, neglect, and other household stressors. Since the concept was first introduced […]

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A Short Adverse Experiences Measure Among Mothers of Young Children

OBJECTIVES: Screening for parental adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in pediatric settings can be burdensome because of the questionnaire’s length and sensitive nature. Rapid screen- ing tools may help address these […]

Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Prevalence of VLFS in Children among Children of Foreign-Born Mothers

Abstract: This research examined VLFS in children among households with foreign-born (FB) mothers compared to US-born mothers through three research questions: Is mother’s foreign-born status (FBS) associated with VLFS in […]

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2023 Year in Review

2023 was a special year for Children’s HealthWatch: we not only celebrated 25 years of advancing racially equitable and inclusive policies that support young children and families but our research […]

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The Rent Relief Act of 2023

There is no greater predictor of health than where you live.  Research from Children’s HealthWatch conducted on the frontlines of health care consistently shows that children and their families need […]

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Remarks from Gloria Cabrera on the impact of expanded family tax credits during the Healthy Families Tax Credits Coalition celebratory event November 8, 2023

On November 8, 2023, the Healthy Families Tax Credits Coalition, led by Children’s HealthWatch, hosted an event at the Massachusetts State House celebrating the expansion of family tax credits. Bill […]

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Friday, October 28, 2022 – Invest Early in Children: Policies, practices, and ideas for action