Youth and Children’s Stories

  • Interest in Adoption Growing Despite Myths, Challenges November is National Adoption Month, and survey results suggest attitudes about adoption are changing. A recent Harris Poll survey commissioned by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption found that 37% of Americans are considering adoption, which is the highest rate since the survey began in 2007. More than […]
  • Mental Health, Gun Prevalence Top Concerns for Kentucky Kids Across the state, kids say they want more resources for mental health – according to the recently released 2022 Kentucky Kids Count County data book. More than 15% of Kentucky's children and teens struggled with anxiety and depression in 2020. Kirsten Yancy is a senior at […]
  • Mental Health, Gun Prevalence Top Concerns for Kentucky Kids Across the state, kids say they want more resources for mental health – according to the recently released 2022 Kentucky Kids Count County data book. More than 15% of Kentucky's children and teens struggled with anxiety and depression in 2020. Kirsten Yancy is a senior at […]
  • Food Bank Ramps Up Thanksgiving Food Assistance Turkeys and other holiday standards are still available for struggling families through food pantries, senior centers, school districts and other community sites fueled by the Food Bank of Wyoming. Rachel Bailey, executive director of the Food Bank, said many are facing food insecurity during the holiday season for […]
  • Fake Threats to Maine Schools Cause Real Trauma for Students, Staff Experts say the presence of police in full tactical gear and spending hours in school lockdown mode will leave a lasting impression on Maine teens and staff. Phone calls claiming an active shooter was on school grounds were reported at 10 high schools across […]
  • Rally Decries Council 'No' Vote on Bellingham's Immigrant Center People rallied outside of Bellingham City Hall on Thursday to show support for a city-funded immigrant resource center. It's a response to a City Council vote of 4-3 earlier this week against including the center in the city's budget for the next two years. Council members […]
  • Reimagining Ways to Get Struggling Nebraska Families Back on Track With a new legislative session on the horizon and new legislators after the November elections, the Coalition for a Strong Nebraska is bringing policymakers, nonprofits, service providers and state agencies together to find solutions to the most pressing issues facing Nebraskans. Laurie Ponce, director of […]
  • Efforts to Curb Youth Vaping Fall Short Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the U.S., yet efforts to prevent kids from picking up the habit continue to fall short. The most recent National Youth Tobacco Survey showed vaping is by far the most popular option for school-age kids with more […]