The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released their most recent KIDS COUNT Survey and it shows that Tennessee has placed 77% of youngsters that were in the states foster system into foster homes.
Local nonprofit Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center is preparing for their 20 Year Celebration taking place this weekend on Saturday, August 18. They recently had a former patient and her mother come back to campus for a tour and sit down to reflect on the past.
Over 100 juvenile and adult sex trafficking cases were reported in Rutherford, Coffee and Davidson Counties in 2011 alone. That would be over 100 in each county, according to one study year.
The Rutherford County School System was one of ten chosen to be a part of a new program, based on the high number of overweight students and children with chronic health issues.
The annual Double Challenge means that the first $31,000 will be matched, thanks to generous investors, through December 1st!
The Tennessee Department of Health urges parents and other caregivers to make sure all children are vaccinated against measles.
Murfreesboro Chief of Police Karl Durr said privacy does not exist if you suspect your children's behavior has changed and drug use is or could be the root of the change...
When a child or young person is experiencing a mental health crisis, response time by a trained youth crisis specialist is of the essence.
Tennessee is one of 10 states that still allows children to be isolated in detention centers through solitary confinement.
For the past several years data has been collected and families have been tracked to see where the true need is so that The Salvation Army and the larger community can meet the greatest need.
The infant mortality rate in 2013 was down to 6.8 per 1,000 births, the lowest infant mortality rate ever in Tennessee. That is the most recently available data.
"While many parents realize regular exercise and physical activity can help build healthy bodies, decrease risk for some chronic diseases, reduce stress and improve self-esteem, sometimes we forget improved physical health can impact what happens in the classroom and how children learn."
Following the release of a report ranking Tennessee 36th in overall child well-being, Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) called on his legislative colleagues and the Haslam Administration to focus more effectively on the needs of the state's youth.
According to the Tennessee Department of Children's Services, illegal drug use is largely responsible for the approximately 8,500 children in the state's foster care system.
An 8,000 square foot house just outside the city limits of Murfreesboro is where multiple children call home.
It may sound like common sense to you. Don't leave your children or pets in a hot vehicle, especially this summer. But Murfreesboro Police Officer Amy Norville says just last week, a parent was criminally charged.
A group of Ladies in Murfreesboro will work to make new blankets for emergency personnel to carry with them to distribute to children in need…
We have an update on an event that took place back in December. The first annual Jingle Jam held on December 21st, was a bona-fide success.
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