Child services targets poor families for biased reasons

The child welfare system in the US often targets poor families for unnecessary investigations or child removals, the author of a new book argues.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Dec. 16, 2020 ~10 min

Nurse visits after a new baby cut child abuse

Family Connects, a nurse visiting program, substantially reduces the rate of early child abuse investigations, researchers report.

Duke University • futurity
Nov. 12, 2019 ~3 min

How visiting nurses ease life with a new baby

This podcast episode delves into a program called Family Connects that offers a visiting nurse to all families, rich or poor.

Duke University • futurity
June 18, 2019 ~1 min

For food security, SNAP and WIC aren’t redundant

"Policymakers may ask whether these programs actually work or merely increase government spending...We find WIC helps even when SNAP is already in place."

Angie Hunt-Iowa State • futurity
June 13, 2019 ~5 min

Men need these social resources after prison

More than 1.5 million people go to federal and state prisons each year, and about 700,000 get out. Here's what they need for successful reentry.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
March 20, 2019 ~2 min

LGBTQ teens are over-represented in foster care

"We aren't investing enough in the systems and focusing enough on the distinct needs of some of the most vulnerable kids, including LGBTQ kids."

Esther Robards-Forbes-Texas • futurity
Feb. 12, 2019 ~3 min