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New program will educate youth on responsible parenting

Sep. 11, 2020 5:10 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has been awarded nearly $1 million in federal money to develop a program that will educate teens and young adults on how to be a responsible parent. The program is called Charting a Course for Responsible Parenting and Economic Mobility Demonstration and will provide...

Report: Iowa teen's starvation death was preventable

Sep. 8, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

An Iowa teenager who died of starvation in 2017 could have been saved if state social workers and contractors had been more thorough when they investigated the girl's living conditions, a state watchdog said Tuesday. The Iowa state ombudsman released its findings in the case of 16-year-old Sabrina Ray, who...

New federal data: fewer kids in US foster care system

Aug. 24, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

The number of children in the U.S. foster care system has dropped for a second year in a row, and a record number of children in the child welfare system were able to find adoptive homes, according to new federal data released Monday. The annual report from the Department of Health and Human Services counted...