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Fostering Youth Transitions: Young people face challenges moving into adulthood

Posted on 11/20/2018 at 1:23 PM
All young people—regardless of their race, ethnicity, location or background—deserve the relationships, resources and opportunities to successfully transition to adulthood. But many young people in the foster care system, including many in Iowa, lack this kind of stability, according to a first-of-its-kind data set from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The...

Public Charge: Proposed rule could hurt immigrant families

Posted on 10/12/2018 at 10:25 AM
The administration has proposed a new regulation that would block immigrant families from having a permanent, secure future in the U.S. Under the new rule, immigrants who legally access health, nutrition or housing assistance could be denied admission to the country or refused a green card. The proposed rule also...

CFPC releases new primer on brain science

Posted on 07/25/2018 at 10:36 AM
Most folks intuitively understand that childhood experiences shape adult lives. But in recent years, we’ve learned much more about the underlying social and physical processes that drive that dynamic — and how nurturing, stable environments help children develop the cognitive and emotional skills they need to thrive as adults. This area...

Skimpy health plans not a solution for Iowa’s uninsured farmers and farm workers

Posted on 07/17/2018 at 12:30 PM
Skimpy health plans like the ones authorized to be sold by the Iowa Farm Bureau will likely be inadequate and unaffordable for many Iowa farmers and farm workers and will do more harm than good, according to a new report from the Washington, DC-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities....

Agreement on taxes holding up Sine Die

Posted on 04/20/2018 at 10:28 AM
We’re still in hurry-up-and-wait mode at the Capitol. We finally saw budget targets and the introduction of a few budget bills this week. However, the education and health and human services budget bills — bills that fund most services for children and families — are still being worked on behind...
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