Social Determinants of Health for Infants and Toddlers, October, 2022 – This report from Zero to Three and Child Trends utilizes the State of Babies Yearbook to analyze the living conditions that affect the lives of babies and their families. The report creates a picture of social and economic resources available to the nation’s babies while also considering the racial disparities in available resources.
Supreme Court will Consider Future of Indian Child Welfare Act, November, 2022 – This article from the American Bar Association Journal discusses the new challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear. Texas, along with seven individuals, are suing the federal government to challenge multiple provisions of ICWA as unconstitutional, most notably that the preference ICWA gives to placing Indian children with family members or other Indians is an equal protection violation. The challengers lost their case in federal court, but the Supreme Court granted a review of Haaland v. Brackeen and heard oral arguments on November 9, 2022.
Child Tax Credit Resource Kit, November, 2022 – This outreach resource kit on the Child Tax Credit from No Kid Hungry contains text and email outlines to engage public benefit agencies or state agencies to share their resources with others. The resource kit also contains multiple flyers in English and Spanish for further information. The last day to apply for the Child Tax Credit through the GetCTC portal is November 15. The expanded CTC provides up to $3,600 per child, including for kids in families with no or low income.
Policy Inventory: Family Economic Security, November, 2022 – This inventory from Alliance for Early Success contains a collection of state policies that impact family economic security and examples of state implementation. The inventory is acknowledged as a less-than-comprehensive document that is constantly updated as policies change or become apparent.
Grandfamilies Face Food Insecurity As Holidays Approach, November, 2022 – This article from the LA Weekly outlines how many families and caregivers are struggling with the cost of food as prices rise close to the upcoming holidays. The article utilizes data from a new Generations United report outlining the increased rates of food insecurity that children being raised by grandparents face.