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PNS Weekend Newscast - August 19th, 2017 


Here's what we're covering: President Trump got rid of his campaign adviser, health experts are looking into who would be hurt most from climate change, and kids in one state are getting more help dealing with trauma.

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Public News Service - OH: Family/Father Issues

About 4,800 of the more than 24,000 Ohio kids who exited foster care in 2016 were reunified with their families. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – When a child is removed from their home, the ultimate goal is to get them back with their families. But reunification is becoming increasingly difficult as an influx of kids enter care due to the opioid epidemic. Paula Davis, the associate director of the East Region for the

Researchers say engaging a child during reading time can help build literacy skills. (ThomasLife/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Experts have long recommended that children be introduced to reading as early as possible. Now, new research can help parents make story times even more beneficial for their little ones. An international study headed by researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center f

Today, there are an estimated 1,400 more children in foster care in Ohio than in 2011. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – During this National Foster Care Month, there's an urgent call for Ohioans to open their homes to care for children in need. Children service agencies are reporting record numbers of children coming into care, partly due to the opioid epidemic. Robin Reese, executive direc

1.4 million Ohioans provide unpaid care for loved ones. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Governor John Kasich signed legislation on Monday that will help Ohioans who provide unpaid care to loved ones. The Ohio Caregiving Act ensures hospital patients' designated family caregivers will be given crucial guidance on home care instructions once their loved one is disc

The new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, includes provisions to ensure all children have equal opportunities to succeed in school. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Research shows Ohio's 14,000 foster kids are likely to experience poor educational outcomes, and for the first time, school districts and child-protection agencies are collaborating to improve their educational stability. The federal "Every Student Succeeds Act" includes provisions

Safety experts recommend that infants and toddlers ride in a rear-facing seat until they are at least two years old. (Raylene Gutierrez/Flickr)

CINCINNATI – Car accidents are among the top causes of death among kids in the U.S., claiming the lives of hundreds of children each year. But experts say the risk can be reduced with proper use of restraints. Sunday marks the beginning of Child Passenger Safety Week. Injury prevention coord

Japera Benson and Carol Whitmore work on Summer Meal Programs in Ohio. (Ohio Association of Foodbanks)

COLUMBUS, Ohio. - It's a hungry summer for some of Ohio's kids, as just a fraction of children who eat free or reduced priced meals during the school year are able to access federal Summer Food Service Program sites. Recent data shows that just 10 percent of eligible children in the state participa

June is Responsible Fatherhood Month, which highlights the crucial role fathers play in a child’s life.(Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – While dads are at the forefront on Father's Day, they're often left behind in the child welfare system. But some agencies in Ohio are making efforts to change that. Ann Ream, director of protective services for Summit County Children's Services, explains that when a dad is

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