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A Better Normal Friday, March 26, 2021: PACEs and HOPE with Dr. Christina Bethell

Please join us for our next installment of A Better Normal, our live webinar series in which we imagine and create our society as trauma-informed! You may have seen we changed our name recently from ACEs Connection to PACEs Connection. Please join us to learn all about the groundbreaking research of Positive Childhood Experiences and how this is going to transform the work we are all doing. >>Click here to register<< PACEs and HOPE Live Event Friday, March 26, 2021 Noon PT / 1pm...

There's a New Pregnancy Discrimination Bill in the House. This Time It Might Pass. [nytimes.com]

By Alisha Haridasani Gupta and Alexandra E. Petri, The New York Times, March 4, 2021 Congress is considering a new bill that could provide women across the country who face pregnancy discrimination a clear channel for recourse. It took only eight years, six legislative sessions and thousands of lawsuits — including one that made it to the Supreme Court — to get to this point. And now it might finally pass. The new bill , known as the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, or PWFA, was first...

Millions couldn’t afford diapers before the pandemic. Now, diaper banks can’t keep up (Washington Post)

By Hannah Denham, March 1, 2021, Washington Post. Without federal aid, diaper banks struggle to keep up with skyrocketing need and fewer donations Chelesa Presley is deeply familiar with the struggles of young families, first from her years as a social worker and now from running a nonprofit in one of Mississippi’s poorest regions. She’s used to the questions about car seats, nursing and colicky babies, but paying for diapers is always the chronic and most-pressing worry. “I see parents not...

Depression, anxiety 'extremely high' among new mothers since start of social distancing [healio.com]

By Joe Gramigna, Healio News, February 19, 2021 Prevalence rates of clinically relevant depression and anxiety have been “extremely high” among postnatal women during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to study results published in Journal of Psychiatric Research. “There had been no data published examining mental health in new mothers during COVID-19 at the time of study,” Victoria Fallon, FHEA, CPsychol , of the department of psychology at the University of Liverpool in the UK, told Healio...

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Is the lack of access to diapers impacting, children or families you know? If yes, please share what the lack of diapers looks like - excoriated bottoms, infection, irritability, etc. This question is seeking to better understand if / how / etc limited access to (costly!) diapers impacts families. Thoughts? Suggestions? Ideas? Thank you, KarenRead More...
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