Category Archives: Commission on Improving the Status of Children

Youth First — Building a Safety Net For Children in Southwestern Indiana

Staff and supporters of Youth First presented at the Education Outcomes Task Force on November 7, 2014.  The program uses social workers to provide “evidence-based programs that prevent substance abuse, promote healthy behaviors, and maximize student success.”  Programs target children … Continue reading

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DCS Caseloads Being Scrutinized After Recent Tragedies

As Virginia Black reported in In Wake of Recent Deaths, DCS Still Trying to Hire More Workers, this summer, there have been a number of children around the state who were seriously harmed at the hands of adults.  This, unfortunately, drew attention … Continue reading

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Where are the Minutes?

Indiana’s Commission on Improving the Status of Youth, Infant Mortality and Child Health Task Force has no minutes posted for the five meetings held.  There are four agendas posted, but no agenda posted for the July 14, 2014 meeting. It would be … Continue reading

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