The health and wellbeing of infants and toddlers vary widely by state, but evidence shows there are clear policy pathways to strengthen equity and outcomes, according to a new annual Roadmap released today by the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs. The University of Texas at Austin. CLICK HERE

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Counting Young Children in the 2020 Census

This fact sheet explains the 2020 Census helps determine which areas qualify for the critical resources that children and families depend on for the next 10 years. It notes an estimated 5% of children under the age of five were missed in the 2010 Census, representing the largest undercount of any age group. Reasons why young children are missed in the census are identified and strategies are then discussed for ensuring young children are included in the 2020 Census. Challenges include situations in which the child splits times between to homes or lives with a relative or grandparent, lives in a home with a young, single parent or guardian, is a newborn, lives in a multigenerational home, lives in a home that rents or recently moved, lives in a home where they are not supposed to be, lives in a lower-income home, lives in a non-English speaking home, or lives in a home of recent immigrants or foreign-born adults. United States Census Bureau CLICK HERE

This website provides information on preventing perinatal HIV transmission. It explains perinatal HIV transmission (also known as mother-to-child transmission) can happen at any time during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding, however, there are effective interventions for preventing perinatal HIV transmission, and the number of infants with HIV in the United States has declined dramatically. Individuals who are pregnant and have HIV are urged to visit their health care provider regularly, take HIV medicine as prescribed, give HIV medicine to an infant for 4-6 weeks after giving birth, consider a Caesarean delivery, and refrain from breastfeeding or pre-chewing an infant’s food. Statistics are provided on perinatal HIV transmission, diagnoses of perinatal HIV infections by race and year of birth, prevention challenges, and the Center for Disease Control initiatives to prevent perinatal HIV transmission. Additional resources are listed

Centers for Diease Control and Prevention CLICK HERE

This resource provides thoughts and guidelines for talking about these complex issues of racism and equality in age-appropriate ways with children aged two to five years of age. These are difficult and uncomfortable discussions for which there is no recipe. You will know how to adapt these ideas in a way that reflects your unique situation and the individual needs of your child. You might also find it helpful to seek input from your family and trusted sources like religious and other community leaders. Click to access the resource guide.

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WNYC - August 14, 2019
The one-year filing period is known as a "look-back window," and allows victims to bring cases that used to be beyond the state's statute of limitations that legislators overhauled this year. Manhattan Assemblymember Yuh-line Niou is one of the people who voted for the new law, touting it at a news conference on Tuesday.

Also: Lawyers for victims of childhood abuse predict gut-wrenching stories in court (Includes video): https://www.whec.com/news/lawyers-for-victims-of-childhood-abuse-predict-gut-wrenching-stories-in-court/5456407/?cat=565
Also: Hundreds of child sex abuse victims to file civil suits (Includes video): https://wnyt.com/news/hundreds-of-child-sex-abuse-victims-to-file-civil-suits/5456200/?cat=10114
Also: Hundreds of lawsuits expected in New York after statute lifted on old child abuse cases: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/457361-hundreds-of-lawsuits-expected-in-new-york-after-statute-lifted-on-old

https://www.npr.org/2019/08/14/750881986/adult-victims-of-childhood-sex-abuse-in-new-york-can-sue-alleged-abusers