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Maine IT Office leaks foster child data

The Maine Office of Information Technology is notifying approximately 2,100 foster parents that their personal data was briefly exposed on a third …

Foster Parenting: The Forgotten Piece in the Adoption Debate

Have you ever considered foster parenting? In the recent debate about adoption, why did the debate focus only on expensive infant adoptions? Why …

Foster Care

Foster kids are at risk of dropping out of school, but a new Dallas ISD pilot aims for diplomas and more

Foster kids in Dallas ISD will be getting extra help navigating high school and beyond, thanks to a nearly half-million-dollar grant from the Texas …

Foster Care

How to Help Foster Care Kids Succeed into Adulthood

<b>Sixto Cancel:</b> I first entered foster care at 11 months. I found myself adopted at the age of nine. I remember walking into the courtroom and the …

Primary Care

A Health Care Solution We Can’t Afford to Ignore:.<p>Primary Care<p>scroll<p>There have been plenty of arguments over how to best deliver and pay for health care in the United States. But despite disagreements, there is one goal that virtually all stakeholders in the health care debate—policymakers, state …

Health Care

NGOs pick up the slack for social workers

A massive shortfall in qualified‚ practising social workers across South Africa has resulted in NGOs trying to up-skill in order to pick up the slack.

The Adoption Tax Credit Is Flawed, And This Is Why

In D.C., lawmakers are patting themselves on the back, pointing to the last-minute save of the on-again, off-again adoption tax credit as if it …

Kim K's Tweet About This Sex Trafficking Victim's Life Sentence Will Devastate You

In 2004, then-16-year-old Cyntoia Brown was arrested for killing a man in Tennessee. The teenager was a sex trafficking victim who ran away from home …

Addictions and ADHD: The Risks Associated with Substance Abuse

Millions of people in the USA are diagnosed with ADHD every year and a far greater number are believed to be affected by the disorder. Young …

Red flags everyone should look out for when they’re dating

opinion<p>@sallybiddall<p>I’m not the best at picking the right men.<p>Ok fine, I’m the worst.<p>Ask my friends, seriously. They have to pretty much stage an …

Disproportionate number of Aboriginal children in foster care

Stories in the news about children in foster care are often tragic — their endings tend to involve things such as homelessness, addiction or even …

Becoming A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Could Be A Lifeline For A Foster Child

Meghan Walbert and her husband had always discussed adoption and becoming foster parents. While they knew they wanted to have biological children of …

States prepare to shut down children’s health programs if Congress doesn’t act

By Colby Itkowitz<p>, Reporter<p>Sandhya Somashekhar<p>, Reporter<p>Officials in nearly a dozen states are preparing to notify families that a crucial health insurance program for low-income children is running out of money for the first time since its creation two decades ago, putting coverage for many at …

Health Care

Trump Is Quietly Making It Even Harder To Report Sexual Harassment And Discrimination

The White House has been trying to shut women up this whole time.<p>To the droves of women speaking up about sexual harassment and discrimination, the Trump administration’s message is clear: Shut up.<p>Behind the scenes, and mostly through executive orders, the White House is making it harder for women …

For LGBTQ People Of Color, Discrimination Compounds

Nancy Haque's parents understood discrimination — after moving to the U.S. from Bangladesh, they endured threats, even glass under the tires of the family car. But Haque says the discrimination she faces as a queer woman is different.<p>"As the child of immigrant parents, it's not like I had to come …

Justin Trudeau calls on men to help end violence against women | The Star

TORONTO—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says men must do more to put an end to gender-based violence against women and girls.<p>Calling such violence a …

Why is the government waging a war against disabled people? | Peter Beresford

Ministers’ social care and welfare reforms represent a deliberately prejudiced, vicious attack on a significant minority of the population<p>A recent United Nations report on its inspection into the UK’s record on disabled people’s rights was described as a “17-page-long catalogue of shame” by one …

Disability

The Salvation Army appointed as fourth agency to support foster families: MSF

SINGAPORE: The Salvation Army (TSA) has been appointed as the fourth fostering agency to provide support to foster families, announced the Ministry …

Rise & Shine: How one program helps provide substance abuse treatment in schools

<b>INTEGRATION</b> Denver Public Schools prioritized filling empty seats at six elementary schools and one high school with low-income students.</b> …

Do Baby Boomers drink too much?

Starts at 60 is tackling one big social issue each day, providing a place for readers to debate and discuss the topics that matter to us all. Tell us …

North's long-delayed health and social care report set to be published

A long-delayed report into the challenges facing adult health and social care in the North is set to be released by the Department of Health, amid …

More Than 180 Women Have Reported Sexual Assaults at Massage Envy

Across the US, people go to Massage Envy spas in search of a soothing, affordable escape. More than 180 people say what they got instead was sexual assault. But the billion-dollar company says that’s not its problem to solve. A BuzzFeed News investigation.<p><b>On May 2, 2015</b>, Susan Ingram lay facedown …

How Workplace Stress Can Lead To Addiction

You're reading How Workplace Stress Can Lead To Addiction, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying …

Mental Health

Why Women Get Blamed When Men Cheat

There is an infidelity gender gap — and women are starting to close it. "Women are cheating more today than they ever have," says Esther Perel, a …

Couples Who've Been Married for 70 Years Share How They've Maintained Their Relationships for So Long

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary this month. We applaud the monarch’s marital achievement, and would …

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Former crack cocaine addict in Peterborough shares battle with addiction and recovery

Scott Harman was a crack addict for 17 years. It all began at 13-years-old when he started drinking and then using drugs. By the age of 17, he was …