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CDC Reports COVID-19 Was Third Leading Cause of Death in U.S.  

Recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series reports CDC’s National Vital Statistics System to look at death rates in the United States and find that differences in death rates still remain between certain racial and ethnic minority groups.  The first report provides an overview of provisional U.S. mortality data for 2021, including a comparison […]


New Evaluation Tool in Child Welfare

The Youth Connections Scale (YCS) is a tool to be used by professional to guide case planning and strengthen youth connections and relational permanence. YCS was developed in order to fill a need in child welfare: To evaluate and measure the increased efforts of agencies to improve the relational permanence of youth in foster care. […]


JIWC Community Spotlight: The Lotus Alliance

Rosie Laine with Sadie Whitehead & Kaylin Smith  JIWC December Community Spotlight Our JIWC newsletter editor, Rosie Laine, sat down with the co-directors of the Lotus Alliance, a prison doula project in Columbia, South Carolina. Kaylin Smith and Sadie Whitehead work in coalition with other doulas, medical students, and doctors to provide support in the […]


Supporting Families Impacted by Maternal Incarceration

October 27, 2021 Amy Ard, Executive Director of Motherhood Beyond Bars and Vanessa Garrett, Reentry and Reunification Program Manager, discuss ways to provide direct services, education, and emotional support to families caring for infants of incarcerated mothers. This is the second of a four-part webinar series organized by the National University Collaborative on the Health […]


Resource: Steps to Help A Baby Sleep Safely

Want to learn how you can reduce the risk of sleep-related death for babies? The CDC published these four steps to help babies sleep safely: Always place your baby on their back while sleeping (naps included). Use a firm, flat sleep surface covered only by a fitted sheet. Place your baby’s sleep area in the same […]


Resource: 4th Trimester Project

The 4th Trimester Project is an amazing resource for new moms. This resource aims to be inclusive of all bodies and mothers, including transgender and non-binary people. It incorporates information on many postpartum topics, such as self-care after birth, how to build a support network, caring for your child, and videos experiences from other mothers. […]


Student Spotlight: How Does Rae O’Leary (MPH ‘19) Hope to Use her MCH Training to Minimize Health Inequities among Indigenous Communities?

An Interview with MCH Student Rae O’Leary Center Research Assistant, Elizabeth Stanczyk (MPH ’19), had the opportunity to interview her colleague, Rae O’Leary, on her research and ground work in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) with Indigenous communities. Read the interview below. Q: Could you tell us about your background and how you ended up […]


The Center for Exceptional Families Online Presentations

The Center for Exceptional Families, Arkansas’ Parent Training and Information Center, offers online presentations on topics such as Autism, Dyslexia 101, Early Intervening Services and Response to Intervention, Effective Advocacy, Parent Training and Information Centers, Testing and Evaluation Procedures, The 123s of the 504, Transition to Kindergarten, and more. Access the presentations here.