Medicaid/CHIP 101: Keeping Every Child Healthy

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Medicaid is a massive federal/state program with state-level variability and policies that can be complicated to navigate. Join Think Kids for a conversation with Jean Kranz, Executive Director of the WV CHIP, and Dr. Simon Haeder, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Penn State University’s School of Public Policy, about Read more…

Ask a Journalist! With Amelia Knisely

Join us for a FB Live chat with Amelia Knisely, reporter for Mountain State Spotlight. We'll learn a little about her time as a kid in WV, her work to date, ask questions, and pitch ideas about the kids' health issues we think the media may be missing.

Ask a Legislator! with Delegate Lisa Zukoff

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Join us for a informal, kid-focused conversation with Delegate Lisa Zukoff, representing District 4. We'll discuss the upcoming legislative session and what kids' issues the legislature might be missing. Bring your ideas and questions.

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A Data-Driven Discussion about Child Abuse in WV

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April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In honor of this, Think Kids, in conjunction with the SHIELD Task Force, will host a panel discussion on advancing a data-driven approach to understanding and responding to child maltreatment in West Virginia.

Ask a Journalist! With Steven Allen Adams

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Join us for a FB Live chat with Steven Allen Adams, state government reporter for The Parkersburg News and Sentinel, The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register, The Weirton Daily Times, The Inter-Mountain in Elkins, and The Journal in Martinsburg. We'll learn a little about growing up in St. Marys, WV, what it's like Read more…

School-Based Health: Combating the Drug Crisis

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Children living with parents with substance use disorder have specific needs to help them cope, adapt, and thrive. Join us to discuss the collaborative approach school-based health center staff and school health staff take to address the health care needs of this often-overlooked demographic

Ask a Legislator! With Delegate Joshua Higginbotham Facebook Live

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Join us for an informal, kid-focused conversation with Delegate Joshua Higginbotham, representing the 13th district. We'll discuss his upbringing in WV, kids' health issues like the drug crisis and poverty, and take your questions.

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Including All Kids: Improving the Health Care System for Kids with Developmental Disabilities

Come talk with us about the challenges (and solutions!) to successfully navigating the health care system for kids with developmental disabilities. Panelists include: Allison Bungard: Parent Dee Lemaster: Parent Jodi Lindsey: Director of WVU Medicine Children's Hospital, Neurodevelopmental Center Shawna White: Attorney with Disability Rights of West Virginia

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Grandparents raising grandkids: What do we know, how can we help?

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Join us for a conversation with three women who will help us conceptualize and understand the process grandparents go through when interacting with the child welfare, court, and foster care systems. Panelists: Andrea Darr is the Director of the West Virginia Center for Children's Justice Bonnie Dunn is the Director Read more…

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Report Release: Try These Five Things

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Join us for our report release! We'll talk about each of the five ideas and how we can work together to give kids a better sense of support and community. Bring your questions and ideas. Panelists include: Cindy Chamberlin with To the Moon and Back Andrea Darr with the WV Read more…

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