Author: Katelyn Alley

Placement From The Heart

Placement from the Heart is a local birth parent support group providing peer support and mentoring to all birth parents. We have tailor-made events for any individual that has been touched by adoption placement. One of our most successful on-going

My Family United

No family will ever enter the foster care system without support. Every family deserves the tools to promote reunification, empowerment and a secure future. My Family United is a community protective factor created to support families.  www.MyFamilyUnited.com

CI&R Teams Celebrate Progress & Plan for Peer Support at Final Learning Session

Community teams working to plan and pilot Coordinated Intake & Referral (CI&R) were encouraged to “look back and leap forward,” as they celebrated their progress at the final meeting of the 16-month learning collaborative in Daytona Beach. Keynote presenter Kenn

Paid Family Leave

(The information in this post is duplicated from an original AMCHP email received 6/13/17.) Paid Family Leave The Urban Institute published a brief that illustrates the patchwork of public and private policies that do not meet the needs of working mothers. The

Parenting Matters: The Role of Parents in the Lives of Young Children

(The information in this post is duplicated from an original AMCHP email received June 13, 2017.) Parenting Matters The National Academy of Sciences published a report on the role of parents in the lives of young children. The report reviews research on

What is Health Equity and What Difference Does a Definition Make?

(The information in this post is duplicated from an original AMCHP email received June 13, 2017.) What is Health Equity and What Difference Does a Definition Make? The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation published a report to stimulate discussion and promote greater consensus

AECF: Not enough is being done to help children overcome “toxic stress”

US: AECF: Not enough is being done to help children overcome “toxic stress” WKRC – June 05, 2017 Maria Piombo of Central Clinic Behavior Health said that 80 percent of the kids they see have had “toxic stress” and instead

AMCHP’s Statement on the President’s Budget Proposal for FY2018

The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs has released a statement on the President’s Budget Proposal for FY2018.

FDA warns some lead tests might be inaccurate

(The information in this post is duplicated from an original AMCHP Legislative Alert received via email on 5/17/17.) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned that certain lead tests manufactured by Magellan

Flourishing From the Start: What Is It and How Can It Be Measured?

(This post duplicated from an original ZERO to THREE email received 4/4/17.) Flourishing From the Start: What Is It and How Can It Be Measured? Child Trends Research Brief This brief distills key findings and recommendations from two more-extensive papers