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  • Va. Says It Will Lose $1.4B In Senate’s Medicaid Plan; Iowa Nursing Homes Also Raise Alarms 27 Jun 2017 20:25 kaiserhealthnews.org Around the country, Medicaid stakeholders are speaking out about how a reduction in federal funding for Medicaid under the Senate plan would play out in the states. The Associated Press: Analysis: Senate Bill Worse For Virginia’s Medicaid Program An …
  • The Invisible Achievement Gap: Students In Fo 25 Jun 2017 06:45 Black Star News Marian Wright Edelman Across the country it’s back to school time. I hope it is a year full of promise and not disappointment and added stress for all children -- especially those most vulnerable. I also hope this school year begins with a renewed …
  • State Highlights: In Pushing For Legislation, N.J. Gov. Turns Up Heat On State’s Largest Insurer; Ohio Senate Approves Budget With Trims to Medicaid, Other Human Services Programs 22 Jun 2017 16:03 kaiserhealthnews.org Media outlets report on news from New Jersey, Ohio, Kansas, Utah, Georgia, Arizona and Massachusetts. The Wall Street Journal: N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Increases Pressure On Insurer New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie amped up pressure on the state’s largest …
  • increase this gap 21 Jun 2017 18:22 Brookings Institution The House Republican 2017 budget plan would eliminate the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG), a uniquely flexible funding source that helps states meet the specialized needs of their most vulnerable populations.  This would impair states’ ability to fund …
  • Ohio losing addiction war 19 Jun 2017 15:15 Daily Jeffersonian By MICHAEL SHEARER GateHouse Ohio Media Published: June 19, 2017 11:00 AM The tentacles of heroin and opiate addiction are slithering deeper into our communities and destroying lives every week. Fewer and fewer of us can say we don't personally know …
  • False drug test almost costs a mom her children 19 Jun 2017 10:47 www.wcpo.com EDGEWOOD, Ky. – Holly Schulkers gave birth to her baby on Feb. 9, 2017. Two days later, a social worker told her she couldn't be alone with her daughter. The reason: A drug test that wasn’t even accurate, Schulkers said. "It was surreal," …
  • A Home Away from Home 18 Jun 2017 11:24 CantonRep.com Charita Goshay CantonRep.com staff writer @cgoshayREP WOOSTER  For nearly 50 years, the pastoral campus of the Christian Children's Home of Ohio has served as a refuge for children in need of the kind of therapeutic care and treatment they can't …
  • Parental Drug Abuse Sent More Than 85,000 Kids Into Foster Care In 2015 20 May 2017 19:01 Daily Caller Rampant drug abuse in the U.S. is causing a crisis for social workers dealing with a massive influx of children displaced by parental addiction. After steady declines between 2009 and 2012 U.S. Social Services agencies experienced a sharp increase of …
  • Juvenile court judge on future of shot children 19 May 2017 23:24 WDTN.com DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – With 30-year-old Claudena Helton behind bars on charges of attempted aggravated murder and felonious assault, the question remains: what will happen to her children now? Montgomery County Juvenile Court Judge Tony Capizzi said in …
  • Letter to the Editor:Representative Doug Green helped public child services 19 May 2017 02:38 Clermont Sun May 18th, 2017    Author: Administrator    Filed Under: Opinion To the Editor: On behalf of children and families served by Ohio’s child protection system, Public Children Services Association of Ohio sincerely thanks Rep. Doug Green of the 66th District …