Youth and Children’s Stories

  • Report: PA in 'crisis' with shortage of juvenile detention beds A new report is sounding the alarm on Pennsylvania's juvenile-detention capacity challenges, citing understaffing and long wait times for the young people awaiting placement. The report says five of the 13 youth detention facilities are used by just five counties, and that 57 counties must […]
  • Remembering the Uvalde mass shooting; two years ago today Two years ago today, a teenager killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. The families of those shot and killed have agreed to a $2 million settlement with the city, which equals the entire amount of the town's insurance policy. Attorneys […]
  • Remembering the Uvalde mass shooting; two years ago today Two years ago today, a teenager killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. The families of those shot and killed have agreed to a $2 million settlement with the city, which equals the entire amount of the town's insurance policy. Attorneys […]
  • More residential care coming for children with acute mental health needs Colorado lawmakers are investing more than $15 million to ensure children experiencing complex behavioral challenges, including trauma, major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, get the residential-based care they need. Colorado has faced numerous lawsuits for not providing adequate support. Rep. …(Read More)
  • Nashville superintendent works to nurture students' mental health In Tennessee and across the country, Black women who are school superintendents are tackling the challenges faced by students from marginalized communities, particularly their social and emotional well-being. The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal more than four in 10 students […]
  • Civic engagement has different meaning for Gen. Z NYers New research shows younger New Yorkers have different ideas about civic engagement. A Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement survey found Generation Z was less positive or increasingly neutral on almost three-quarters of civic terms. Terms ranking highest with the cohort included "freedom," "unity" and "community." Amy […]
  • Nashville superintendent works to nurture students' mental health In Tennessee and across the country, Black women who are school superintendents are tackling the challenges faced by students from marginalized communities, particularly their social and emotional well-being. The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal more than four in 10 students […]
  • New digital tool emerges to help MN students with FAFSA woes The effect of technical glitches in overhauling the student financial-aid form known as FAFSA is still being felt. Issues stemming from a redesign of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid have left families scrambling to secure loans, grants and scholarships before sending their […]