Youth

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February 11, 2020

Children Services agencies facing duel crisis of burnout, opioid epidemic

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Bret Crow describes them as stories that will leave you shaking your head.
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February 7, 2020

Attorneys For Opioid-Exposed Children Seek Ongoing Testing, Care

Michele Rout is an assistant law director in the city of Chillicothe, one of the places in Ohio hardest hit by the opioid epidemic. But her experience with the human toll of the crisis goes beyond the courtroom.
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February 6, 2020

Helping A Child Whose Parent Is Struggling With Addiction

What can you do if you're a teacher, a neighbor, a churchgoer, a coach ... and you suspect a child is being impacted by a parent's addiction? Maybe you're thinking, "I'd love to help but it's not my business." Or "I want to reach out but I don't know much about addiction."
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January 27, 2020

Officials investigating after Toledo toddler overdoses on methadone

The 2-year-old boy was administered three doses of Narcan to reverse the opioid overdose and is recovering. No charges have been brought.
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January 9, 2020

Healing Together: Keeping families together during the opioid epidemic

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — The amount of children in foster care is at an all-time high and it’s because of the opioid epidemic. But one program in Fairfield County is trying to change it and keep families together.
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January 12, 2020

Opioid-dependent kids' guardians seek to form class in suit

CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) -- Attorneys representing guardians of children born dependent on opioids are asking a federal judge in Cleveland
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January 13, 2020

Keeping families together: Medication-assisted treatment shows promise for mothers, children of opioid crisis

Medication-assisted treatment shows promise for mothers, children of opioid crisis
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December 26, 2019

‘They’re My Safe Place’: Children of Addicted Parents, Raised by Relatives

Nearly 27,000 children in Ohio were removed from their homes last year, many because of the opioid crisis. More than a quarter were placed in the care of relatives.
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