This Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Asha Banerjee discusses the AAPI community's immense achievements in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and the systemic racism and hardship AAPI workers and families regularly face.
Home visiting has a strong evidence base. Rigorous research supports the effectiveness of several models at promoting strong parenting skills and children’s health and development, as well as streamlining family support and child development services. Home visiting programs can also improve child health and development, increase children’s school readiness, enhance parents’ ability to support their children’s development, and improve family economic self-sufficiency.
Total TANF federal and state funds spent or transferred amounted to $31.65 billion in FY2013. However, spending on core TANF purposes including basic assistance, child care and work-related activities continue to decline.
On July 31, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education issued an invitation to postsecondary institutions to participate in experiments designed to test three competency-based approaches to improve student outcomes under the federal financial aid.
Could it be that workers whose employers offer leave benefits actually end up getting sick less often because they are happier? Senator Al Franken (D-MN), tongue firmly in cheek, proposed this “radical” idea at a hearing on paid leave held by the Senate Health Economic Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee’s Subcommittee on Children and Families.
According to data released by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), for the second consecutive year, federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds used for child care have fallen—reaching a 15-year low in 2013.