Children

Government
9:46 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Nebraska lawmakers give first-round approval to foster care legislation

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would help Nebraska qualify for more federal foster care money has won first-round approval from lawmakers.

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Government
2:29 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Lawmakers pass a measure to help youths transitioning out of foster care

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have granted first-round approval to a measure that would give housing assistance to youths aging out of foster care.

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Health/Medical
2:07 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

1 in 3 Omaha metro area children are overweight or obese

Live Well Omaha officials hope metro area families will take a Family Dining Pledge.

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Health/Medical
2:32 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Report looks at role of a school's design in reducing childhood obesity

A new study from a UNMC expert on childhood obesity asks whether a school’s design can reduce childhood obesity.

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Government
10:36 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Report finds issues with Nebraska's child welfare system

A new report shows Nebraska children are removed from their homes at almost twice the national rate under the state’s child welfare system.

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Government
1:00 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Report shows one in five Nebraska children live in poverty

A new report shows one in five Nebraska children lived in poverty in 2011.

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Education
1:00 am
Mon January 14, 2013

January is National Mentoring Month

The Midlands Mentoring Partnership says there are 30,000 children in the Omaha area living below the poverty line who could benefit from mentoring.

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Health/Medical
3:00 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

UNMC therapist shares tips for talking with children about school violence

A UNMC therapist says a child’s age and maturity level should guide conversations with them about last week’s school shooting.

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Government
2:48 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Report critical of Nebraska's efforts to privatize child welfare system

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska's effort to privatize child welfare services wasn't necessarily bad — it just went too fast.

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Government
3:31 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Child advocates, Nebraska lawmakers discuss state services for youths

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Child advocates are asking Nebraska lawmakers to extend state services to youths who are pushed out of foster care because of age limits.

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