Sleep Deprivation May Hurt Low-income Youth of Color More, With Myriad Effects

Today we know that short sleep durations and sleepless nights have reached epidemic proportions in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than a third of U.S. adults do not sleep as long as recommended, and childhood sleep deprivation is a common issue.

Poetry Helps Young Angeleno Cope With Deportation of Family Member

Eleven-year-old Violeta Esquivel feels uncomfortable in President Donald Trump's America, especially after he announced the phasing out of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. A few months ago, she witnessed her stepfather get deported and is now turning to poetry to cope with the trauma and to spread messages of peace.

A Case for Collecting Adverse Childhood Experiences Data

Let me start with a radical statement: I love data. One of my favorite activities in my role as chief strategy officer at Children & Families First, a large nonprofit child and family services agency, is turning columns of numbers into sets of colorful graphs. But even more satisfying is watching someone engage with the data as it reveals previously hidden meaning.