The annual KIDS COUNT Data Book uses 16 indicators to rank each state across four domains — health, education, economic well-being and family and community — that represent the supports children need most to thrive. READ MORE
Providers and families joined with Senators Cindy Rosenwald of Nashua and Jeb Bradley of Wolfeboro to encourage Senate budget writers to include in their spending plan the components of Senate Bill 308, which includes such provisions as an increase in Medicaid reimbursement rates and investment in the State Loan Repayment program. READ MORE
Psychotropic medications can be effective treatments for children with mental health disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, PTSD, and anxiety disorders. However, the lack of consistency and continuous oversight of those in the foster care system, among other concerns unique to children in foster care, can lead to inappropriate prescribing of psychotropic medications. READ MORE
The award recognizes an advocate for children’s policy who demonstrates a dedication to making progress in children’s policy, inspires systems change, and exhibits courage, conviction, and hope. READ MORE
Parents and community members joined New Futures and the NH Children’s Trust at Parent Advocacy Day in Concord Wednesday to learn about advocacy and hear from New Hampshire state policymakers about the critical need for stories from community members when enacting state policy.