Children

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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Education
11:00 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Omaha gets $28,000 to help afterschool programs provide meals to students

Omaha is one of 11 cities nationwide to get grant funding that'll help afterschool programs provide meals for students.

The $28,000 grant is part of an effort by the National League of Cities and the Walmart Foundation to combat childhood hunger. There currently are 260 afterschool programs in the Omaha area.

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Nebraska
8:21 am
Mon June 18, 2012

DHHS announces new services for young people with developmental disabilities

About 325 Nebraska children with developmental disabilities will have new services available to them.

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General News
2:39 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

The Nebraska ICAC Task Force works to keep children safe

Courtesy of icactaskforce.org

April is National Child Abuse prevention month, and the Nebraska Internet Crimes Against Children task force is working to keep them safe. 

The ICAC task force is comprised of 50 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, as well as prosecutors. The purpose of the task force is to investigate cases of child exploitation facilitated by the Internet or technology.  

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