Ripple effect: Supporting children with special health care needs through improved family- focused policies

As a clinician who has worked for many years with families with children with special needs, I see parents who try, like all parents, to provide for all their family needs and give the best opportunities they can to their children. Low-income parents raising children with special health care needs (SHCN) face additional challenges in […]

Baltimore Mothers’ Stable Employment Promotes Child and Family Health

The state of the US economy is a major source of concern among families with young children. Unemployment, rising costs, and cuts to safety net programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly  food stamps) are daily stories as many families struggle to make ends meet. The recession has had catastrophic effects for […]