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Jan 30, 2023 - Highlights two programs on the Cherokee Nation reservation: a domestic violence shelter that provides a variety of the victim services, and the Cherokee Nation Harm Reduction Program, which offers syringe services to reduce drug use and keep clients healthier by preventing the transmission of blood-borne infections.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Jan 26, 2023 - The Teachers and Parents as Partners program trains school psychologists and other specialists to encourage communication between parents and educators, to help solve children's behavioral and academic challenges. The project is in the midst of a five-year research project to create an online version designed specifically to help rural districts.
Source: NewsNation
Jan 11, 2023 - Interview with Adam Gaus, executive director of Utah's Friends Against Family Violence, a nonprofit organization helping victims of domestic violence. Describes unique challenges in dealing with abuse in rural areas.
Source: KUER
Jan 9, 2023 - An online survey commissioned by the Save the Children Action Network shows that rural residents believe inflation is the greatest challenge facing rural families, and 68% say children not having enough to eat is a serious problem. More than half said there are few high-quality, affordable child care opportunities and early education programs in their areas.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Jan 9, 2023 - Announces that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded almost $245 million in Bipartisan Safer Communities Act funding to promote youth mental health, including school-based programs. The funding will also be used to support integration of mental health training into the education of primary care clinicians.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jan 6, 2023 - Describes the Youth Villages' Intercept Program, providing at-home, individualized mental health services to children in rural Tennessee who have been abused or neglected. Youth Villages currently serves 458 families in the Intercept Program.
Source: News Channel 5 Nashville
Jan 3, 2023 - Describes challenges faced by rural families living in areas where affordable childcare is scarce. Also examines funding and reimbursement programs for early childhood education and food security.
Source: Fortune Well