Youth

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December 8, 2020

Column: The right resources can help Appalachian kids learn despite trauma

As ground zero for one of our nation’s health crises, the opioid epidemic, Appalachia has an overdose mortality rate 46% higher than the national average. Behind this statistic is an outsized number of children caught in situations of chronic stress.
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December 5, 2020

A mother's fragile recovery reminds us that the opioid crisis is still here

(CNN) It is February 12. Ebony Clancy's tight townhome in Dayton, Ohio, is crowded with a film crew, "This Is Life" host Lisa Ling and myself, all there to understand the damage the opioid crisis has inflicted upon American families.
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November 19, 2020

Ohio sued over lower payments to relatives caring for kids

At issue are payments to relatives who aren’t licensed caregivers but are approved to care for children taken from their parents.
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October 13, 2020

Sen. Brown announces $600,000 for youth mentorship services in Ohio

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has awarded a $600,000 grant to the State of Ohio through its Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative.
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October 12, 2020

Columbus' Own: Ohio State Pharmacy Student Uses Experience and Music to Address the Opioid Crisis

The love from one brother to another aims to address an epidemic and save the reputation of a profession.
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September 29, 2020

I lost my son to an opioid overdose. COVID-19 will only bring more deaths of despair.

Former vice president Joe Biden knows what it means to lose a loved one. And he has a plan to tackle the scourge of opioid addiction in America.
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September 2, 2020

Ohio Opioid Education Alliance Launches New PSA Campaign

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The opioid crisis in central Ohio has not abated in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic.
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August 27, 2020

Southern Ohio Counties Receive Grants to Fight Opioid Crisis

PIKETON, Ohio — Local lawmakers and business owners of Ohio Valley Veneer in Piketon welcomed U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia to town Wednesday to announce $20 million in federal funding to help our state battle the ongoing opioid crisis.
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