families

  • Addressing Families Separated by Mass Incarceration

    Soundbite Services Children with a parent in prison are more likely to experience mental-health problems and face additional education challenges. (Boardhead/Wikimedia Commons)YPSILANTI, Mich. — For weeks, Americans have been gripped by reports of young children being separated from their parents along the U.S.-Mexico border, and human rights activists are...
  • County of Santa Clara Intervenes in Census-Related Lawsuit

    In Order to Protect Principle that Undocumented Residents Are “Persons” Under the Constitution   SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – Last week the County of Santa Clara sought permission to intervene in a federal lawsuit to defend the U.S. Census Bureau’s longstanding practice of counting all people, regardless of immigration status, in the...
  • Mexico blasts US for separating migrant families

    EFE Mexico City – The United States immigration policy of separating migrants’ children from their parents violates human rights, Mexico’s foreign secretary said Tuesday. “I wish, on behalf of the government and people of Mexico, to express our most categorical and energetic condemnation of this cruel and inhumane policy,”...
  • Diaper Duty an Economic Burden for 1-in-3 Families

    Soundbite Services WASHINGTON — Diaper duty can certainly be stressful for parents of young children. But for some parents, it’s a stress not just on their patience, but also on their wallets.  Nearly 1 in 3 families in the U.S. is affected by diaper need: the inability to adequately...
  • Trump Administration’s Destructive Attacks on Latino Families

    Hilbert Morales, M.P.H., M.Sc. EL OBSERVADOR For decades social scientists marveled at the strength and resilience of Latino families despite the many adversities experienced. Latina moms, in partnership with their husbands, are both committed to their kids who were loved and nurtured in a family environment enabling developments despite...
  • 5 ways screen time can benefit children and families

    Courtney Nugent/Lauren Supplee Child Trends They’re everywhere. At home, in restaurants and parks, on the subway—wherever you look, you’re likely to see parents and young children interacting with digital media on smartphones or tablets. At least 38 percent of children under age two and 80 percent of two- to...
  • Trump Administration Proposes Raising Rents on Low-Income Families

    Co-op Housing Groups Offer Alternative Suzanne Potter California News Service OAKLAND Calif. – Groups that work on issues of poverty and housing are criticizing the Trump administration’s proposal to raise rents on low-income families and institute work requirements. On Wednesday, Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, announced...
  • Report: Two-Thirds of CA Children Born to Low-Income Families

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Almost two-thirds of babies in the Golden State are born to low-income families, according to a new report, which makes them less likely to have access to high-quality education and health care. The nonprofit group Children Now just released its 2018 California...
  • Raising Minimum Wage Helps Teens, Their Families

    Andrea Sears Public News Service BOSTON – A new study from the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center says raising the minimum wage has little impact on teen unemployment, but can have a big impact on teens and their families. On Monday, 18 states saw their minimum wages increase, but Massachusetts wasn’t...