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To improve the economic stability of Maryland’s most vulnerable families, Governor Hogan charged the Children’s Cabinet with addressing the following four goals:
- Improving Outcomes for Disconnected Youth
- Reducing the Impact of Incarceration on Children, Families and Communities
- Reducing Childhood Hunger
- Reducing Youth Homelessness
Here’s a roundup of news articles, reports, and resources related to the goals that our policy analysts are reading:
- Connecting Youth to Opportunity: How Black and African American Youth Perspectives Can Inform A Blueprint for Improving Opportunity in Montgomery County, Maryland
- Children with a Parent in Prison: The Forgotten Casualties, Child Trends
- Who Pays? The True Cost of Incarceration on Families, reveals the overwhelming debt, mental and physical ailments, and severed family bonds that are some of the hidden consequences of mass incarceration in the United States.” The report suggests critical and achievable family-centered reforms.
- High school graduation rates are on the rise in most states, Washington Post. “Among the states that saw smaller increases were Maryland, where 86.4 percent of students graduated on time in 2014…”
- Nontraditional Trauma Therapies for Youth: A Review and Synthesis, Chronicle of Social Change. “A new white paper from Upbring, a Texas-based social services provider, explores whether four nontraditional therapies can be effective in treating trauma experienced by children.”
Follow the Governor’s Office for Children on Twitter at @MarylandGOC for more news and resources.