There were 100 recalls of children’s products last year — the most since 2013
Nineteen of the recalls were related to the risk of lead poisoning, and 32 recalls were of clothing, the group Kids in Danger said.
University of Oregon announces executive director for Ballmer Institute
Harvard psychologist Katie McLaughlin will lead the new institute focused on children’s behavioral health.
How to treat a child with RSV safely at home — and when to call the doctor
An Oregon-based pediatrician weighs in on how to care for children with RSV during what some doctors have called the biggest season for the respiratory virus they’ve seen in their careers.
Oregon pioneers continuous Medicaid coverage for kids through their 6th birthday
Oregon will roll out a number of first in the nation changes to its Medicaid program over the next five years. Top among them: continuous coverage for kids through their 6th birthday and spending on food and housing for certain in-transition populations.
How a nearly $8 million gift from MacKenzie Scott will help the Portland chapter of Friends of the Children
Traci Rossi, the executive director of the Portland chapter of Friends of the Children, talks about the impact a nearly $8 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott will have on the organization's efforts to pair paid mentors with at risk youth.
Children’s wellness report reveals ‘mental health pandemic’
The number of children reported with anxiety and depression increased between 2016 and 2020 by 26% nationally, with 1.5 million more children with anxiety and depression in 2020 than 2016. In Oregon, the increase is even higher.
OSU-Cascades starts scholarship to ease child care worker shortage
Central Oregon has a gap of more than 3,000 childcare spots, while the rest of the state faces similar shortages.
Accusations of ‘grooming’ are latest political attack in US — with homophobic origins
Old accusations of LGBTQ people "grooming" and "recruiting" children have gained new traction. When have we heard this before? What counternarrative are activists using to win over public opinion?
Nearly half of LGBTQ youth seriously considered suicide, survey finds
A survey found rising rates of suicidal thought, as well as significant disparities among trans youth and LGBTQ youth of color.
In some states, including Oregon, your 6-year-old child can be arrested. Advocates want that changed
Many states have no minimum age, but there's a push to raise it to a common international standard of 14. Experts say diversion programs should be provided without the criminalization of children.