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Rock Hill neighborhood discovers racist bylaw, comes together to remove it (WBTV)

By Morgan Newell, August 14, 2020, WBTV. ROCK HILL, S.C. (WBTV) - A movement to change a racist bylaw in a homeowners association in Rock Hill is still going on. The change is bringing the Rock Hill neighborhood, Fewell Estates, closer together. Megan Paat and her husband are raising their kids in a neighborhood that looks like most. Mailboxes line the streets, newspapers lie at the bottom of driveways and flags fly showing pride for sports teams. [ Please click here to read more. ]

Baby courts: A proven approach to stop the multigenerational transmission of ACES in child welfare; new efforts to establish courts nationwide

The organization Zero To Three estimates that in the U.S., a child is taken into the child welfare system every six seconds. “Many of society’s most intractable problems can be traced back to childhood adversity. Being in the child welfare system increases the likelihood of more adversity and criminality. Baby court is a proven approach to healing the trauma of both child and parent, and breaking the cycle of maltreatment,” says Mimi Graham, Ed.D ., director of the Florida State University...

SC school nurse says schools need full-time nurses on staff when reopening (WLTX)

By Julia Kauffman, July 17, 2020, WLTX. Dawn MacAdams says if schools reopen this fall, they all need a full time nurse to handle potential COVID-19 cases. COLUMBIA, S.C. — We’ve heard from teachers, administrators, parents and even kids on what they think about reopening schools. But what about school nurses? Dawn MacAdams, the immediate past president of the South Carolina Association of School Nurses and coordinator of health services for Richland School District Two, said staffing of...

Examining the association between ACEs, childhood poverty and neglect, and physical and mental health: Data from two state samples [Children and Youth Services Review]

South Carolina and Wisconsin’s optional ACE Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) module and the supplemental ACE questionnaires provided a unique opportunity to examine the relationship among ACEs, extreme childhood poverty and mental and physical health in adulthood, as poverty is not included as an ACE in BRFSS ACE module. This study used the 2014 Wisconsin BRFSS and the 2016 South Carolina BRFSS to (1) assess the prevalence of ACEs and poverty and (2) examine the association...

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