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How The Opioid Epidemic Impacts Foster Care In Ohio

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Opioid addiction continues to deplete Ohio’s communities and is driving up the number of children entering foster care. It’s been a year since the Ohio Attorney General’s office granted money for 30 Days to Family Ohio to address the issue.

30 Days to Family Ohio was created to move children from foster care to family care in the shortest time possible. In its second year, the program is looking for more funding and county involvement.

Today on All Sides, we check in on the initiative and scope of foster care in Ohio.

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Consider two families: one in eastern Ohio’s Tuscarawas County, and another just a few miles away in Carroll County.

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More than 100,000 Ohio children, and more than 1 million children under the age of five nationwide, are at risk of going uncounted in the 2020 Census.

Immigration arrest at a garden center in Ohio.
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Two of the largest workplace immigration raids yet under the Trump administration, carried out just weeks apart in Ohio, have upended the lives of hundreds of children caught in the middle.

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The Trump administration's decision to separate children from their families as a way to curb illegal immigration is adding fuel to an already fiery debate over immigration.

A group of House Democrats converged on an immigration detention facility in New Jersey on Sunday, days before a planned vote by House Republicans next week. Meanwhile, Trump administration officials alternately took credit and sought to distance the administration from the family separation policy.

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Today we take a look at a new CPR Kiosk at John Glenn Columbus International Airport, a new report on drowning fatalities among children, and how keep your food safe from hazardous bacteria and viruses while eating outdoors. 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security will partner to prosecute anyone illegally crossing the southwest border and separate children from parents.

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Children with sensory difficulties, and others on the autism spectrum can struggle with the amount of sheer stimulation and social interaction the holidays bring. How can parents, family, and society at large, best navigate the festive season for these kids? Guest host Clare Roth discusses ideas for hosting sensory-friendly celebrations, accessible holiday events in the Columbus area, and more.

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A new annual report on poverty indicates nearly 15 percent of Ohioans lived at or below the federal poverty line in 2015, down from 16.4 percent in 2011.

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According to the CDC, about one in six American children have one or more developmental disabilities. These conditions can impair speech, learning, language and behavior. Caring for these youth can be expensive and time-consuming, and many families in Ohio who have children with a developmental disability struggle to get the resources they need. Today we'll talk about what is being done in Ohio to serve children with developmental disabilities and the challenges their families face accessing resources.

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According to the CDC, about one in six American children have one or more developmental disabilities. These conditions can impair speech, learning, language and behavior. Caring for these youth can be expensive and time-consuming, and many families in Ohio who have children with a developmental disability struggle to get the resources they need. Today we'll talk about what is being done in Ohio to serve children with developmental disabilities and the challenges their families face accessing resources.

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Getting Kids Out In Nature

Aug 18, 2016
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As technology spreads through every aspect of our lives, especially entertainment, it's become harder to pull children away from screens and get them outside.  Getting children to go outside and explore nature, or play in the dirt can be a struggle with so much indoor distraction.  Changing indoor habits of children may rely on the parents to push their kids, and explore with them in nearby parks or rivers. 

All Sides Weekend: Summer Recreation

Jul 8, 2016
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Join Classical 101 host, Christopher Purdy, to discuss local summer recreational activities for children with special needs.

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Rising drug prices have been a concern for many and 2015 was a year of high-profile cases involving the cost of prescription drugs. This hour we will discuss the extent to which prescription drug prices are rising and what it means for consumers. Also, how mindful eating can help curb overeating and help make the eating experience more enjoyable. And new insight into how children's eating habits  are affecting the rate of childhood obesity. 

Myths and Realities of Foster Parenting

Oct 8, 2015
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According to the annual report from the Department of Health and Human Services, there are currently 415,129 children in foster care. While many foster children are passed from one unstable home to the next, there do exist foster parents who deeply care for the kids in their care. This hour, a look at the myths and realities that surround foster parenting. 

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