Weekly Roundup


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CLASP Releases New Report Highlighting Opportunities to Better Serve Low-Income Mothers with Depression June 8, 2016

Improving the identification and treatment of maternal depression among low-income women, particularly mothers of young children, would be an extraordinary public health success — because untreated maternal depression can interfere with a parent’s capacity to help a child develop, place children’s safety and cognitive and emotional development at risk, and stymy families’ efforts to escape poverty…

Moving Forward on Mental Health in Schools June 10, 2016

Tens of thousands of students miss out on education and increase their risk for unemployment, prison, and an early death because of our failure to value and encourage mental health at the same level as academic success in our schools. This has to change. We must realize that schools present us with a crucial opportunity to intervene early and help kids get and stay on track…

UN Group Condemns Child Labor in Supply Chains June 12, 2016

The UN International Labour Organization (ILO) [official website] on Sunday released a statement [text] calling for the world to end child labor in supply chains [UN News Centre report] such as agriculture, mining and manufacturing. The statement was made on the annual World Day against Child Labour, and ILODirector-General Guy Ryder [official profile] cited 168 million children in child labor, 85 million of whom are in hazardous work…

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