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Postpartum Depression In 2019

Jun 4, 2019
Johnny Silvercloud

Nearly one in 10 new mothers in the U.S. suffers from postpartum depression. 

Many keep those feelings of depression and sadness to themselves. But for some, the symptoms are so acute that they interfere with the mother’s  ability to care for her child, let alone herself.

Today on All Sides, understanding and treating postpartum depression.

In the midst of a presidential budget proposal destined to generate controversy for its expected drastic spending cuts, White House senior adviser and first daughter Ivanka Trump wants to have a conversation about increasing the availability and affordability of child care.

NPR has learned that the 2020 White House budget set to be released Monday will call for increased spending on child care and propose an initiative to address shortages.

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The Ohio State University received a federal grant to support single parents pursuing higher education.

Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray
Associated Press

Ohio’s two gubernatorial candidates are laying out their plans for how to help children succeed. Both Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray say it all begins before the kids are even born, but Cordray sees one clear difference with his take.

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Parents of children in daycares throughout Ohio sometimes don’t know when those facilities have been found by the state to have engaged in unsafe behavior. But a bill that’s working its way through the state legislature is designed to change that. 

Kedada Bethel from LCD Academy in Gahanna.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Toddlers at LCD Academy in Gahanna are learning about sea creatures. Watercolor sets are spread out on the table, and the kids paint on coffee filters with construction paper sharks, starfish and whales in the center.

In the aftermath of Tuesday's raid of the Fresh Mark meat processing facility in Salem, local officials scrambled to make sure children of detained parents were cared for.

The raid affected between 50 to 60 kids in about 35 families, according to Columbiana County Job and Family Services Director Eileen Dray-Bardon.

Children color at Youth & Family Day at WOSU@COSI.
A.J Zanyk

Franklin County officials are raising concerns about looming requirements for child care providers. The mandate takes effect in 2020, but the county has a ways to go before local providers are in compliance.

The Federal Election Commission has ruled that federal candidates can use campaign funds to pay for child care costs that result from time spent running for office.

On Thursday, the FEC ruled unanimously, 4-0, in favor of New York Democratic House candidate Liuba Grechen Shirley.

Liuba Grechen Shirley has a son who's almost two and a daughter who's almost four. And until recently, the stay-at-home mom and freelance consultant had her childcare routine down.

"The bulk of the child care during the day was up to me," she said. And when she had work to do, she'd get help with watching the kids — but it was free.

"My mother is a teacher. She comes home at 3:30 every afternoon, and she would watch my children from 3:30 on, and that's when I'd start consulting," Grechen Shirley said.

One of the most stressful questions a new parent confronts is, "Who's going to take care of my baby when I go back to work?"

Figuring out the answer to that question is often not easy. When NPR, along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, surveyed more than 1,000 parents nationwide about their child care experiences, a third reported difficulty finding care.

Life is pretty busy for Mike Buchmann, a high school art teacher and football coach, and his wife Shannon, who works as an assistant controller at a small private college near their home in Mishawaka, Ind.

Everyone is out the door by 7:45 each morning: Mike shuttles their two older kids to before-school care, while Shannon drops off their 14-month-old at a church-based child care center before they head off to their full-time jobs.

Ohio Budget Changes Expected With Senate Panel

May 27, 2015
The Ohio Statehouse
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An Ohio Senate panel that's reviewing the state budget proposal is expecting to get ideas on how to change it.

Children's Product Safety Concerns

Dec 2, 2009

The largest baby crib recall in U.S. history and consumer safety concerns about products designed specifically for children, with Consumer Reports multimedia outreach program manager Jamie Schaefer-Wilson.

Overcoming child abuse and domestic violence. Community leadership efforts in Ohio to prevent child abuse, with National Network to End Domestic Violence national spokesperson Victor Rivas Rivers and Supreme Court of Ohio Children, Families and The Courts program manager Steven Hanson.