Newest Issue of Speaking for Kids
Moms’ Mental Health Matter
New federal recommendations to screen pregnant and postpartum women for depression makes perfect sense for advocates who understand the impact that maternal depression has on child well-being. Mina’s latest Speaking for Kids blog highlights the importance of the parent-child relationship and how Michigan can better support maternal mental health for optimal child outcomes.
Follow State Budget Action
As the state’s 2017 budget deliberations unfold at the Capitol, Michigan’s Children will be paying close attention and weighing in with priorities in the best interest of children, youth and families. Keep up on debates that matter most to you and your family by following our reports now appearing under the Policy Opportunities tab / Prioritization in State and Federal Budgets.
We can make change happen. We can use local and state level policy advocacy to improve our communities. By joining us in the fight for public policies made in the best interest of children, youth and families with the most challenges; we can ensure that all children have the supports they need to succeed in school and in life.
Michigan’s Children identifies opportunities to influence public policies on behalf of children who face the most challenges in life – children from low-income families; children of color; and children, youth and families served by the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. This includes immediate opportunities to influence public policy debates as well as long-term opportunities to shift the conversations taking place in Lansing and Washington, D.C.
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Michigan’s Children works to inform you on issues that policymakers are debating and provide active and immediate ways for you to get involved in public policy debates affecting children, youth and their families.