Arkansas Children http://ualrpublicradio.org en Some Central American Children Crossing Border Now In Arkansas http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/some-central-american-children-crossing-border-now-arkansas <p>The federal government says well more than 160 unaccompanied children in Arkansas have been placed with sponsors so far this year after they crossed the border into the United States.</p><p>The Office of Refugee Resettlement released a state-by-state breakdown Thursday of the numbers of unaccompanied minors in each state that were placed with parents, relatives or family friends after crossing the border.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:15:06 +0000 Associated Press 27107 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Foundation Awards Grant To Help Arkansas Early Childhood Education http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/foundation-awards-grant-help-arkansas-early-childhood-education <p>The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is awarding a $1 million grant to the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education.</p><p>The grant announced Thursday is intended to improve early learning and school readiness standards for young children and to find ways to get parents more involved in early learning for children.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:43:45 +0000 Associated Press 26281 at http://ualrpublicradio.org DHS Forms Team To Study Unexpected Child Deaths http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/dhs-forms-team-study-unexpected-child-deaths <p>The Arkansas Department of Human Services has formed a new team to review unexpected child deaths in six Arkansas counties.</p><p>The team will review the unexpected deaths of infants and children in Arkansas, Garland, Grant, Hot Spring, Jefferson and Saline counties. DHS says it's the sixth such team in Arkansas as part of the state's Infant and Child Death Review Program.</p><p>The program is overseen by Arkansas Children's Hospital's Injury Prevention Center. The teams include representatives from local coroners' offices, law enforcement, prosecutors, DHS and other organizations.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:14:00 +0000 Associated Press 25744 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Stamp Out Hunger This Saturday: Donating Food Without Leaving Home http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/stamp-out-hunger-saturday-donating-food-without-leaving-home <p>To fight hunger, mail carriers around the nation will pick up food donations on Saturday.</p><p>At the state Capitol on Wednesday, Governor Mike Beebe met with students from Sherwood's Clinton Elementary Magnet School, along with representatives of the National Association of Letter Carriers, the Arkansas Foodbank, and the AARP Foundation.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>They gathered to raise awareness about the nation's largest single-day food drive.</p><p>People are asked to leave non-perishable foods next to their mailboxes Saturday morning to be picked up by their letter carriers.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 18:55:51 +0000 Kezia Nanda 22916 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Stamp Out Hunger This Saturday: Donating Food Without Leaving Home Jeff Bridges, Arkansas Governor Plan Panel Discussion http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/jeff-bridges-arkansas-governor-plan-panel-discussion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Actor Jeff Bridges is scheduled to visit Little Rock to promote an effort aimed at reducing childhood hunger.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The No Kid Hungry campaign is trying to increase participation in programs that provide meals for children at their schools. The campaign is a part of the national, non-profit group Share Our Strength.</span></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 07:42:10 +0000 Associated Press 20391 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Jeff Bridges, Arkansas Governor Plan Panel Discussion University Of Central Arkansas Awarded NIH Grant To Study Bullying http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/university-central-arkansas-awarded-nih-grant-study-bullying <p></p><p></p><p>The University of Central Arkansas has been awarded nearly $300,000 in grant money to study middle school bullying.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three professors of the Department of Psychology and Counseling Department have been awarded the grant entitled, “Decreasing Bullying with a Self-Affirmation: A Test of the Compensation Model.” </span></p><p>Drs<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Paul Nail, </span>Elson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Bihm<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and Joan Simon’s research will test the this model.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Maggie Carroll 17753 at http://ualrpublicradio.org University Of Central Arkansas Awarded NIH Grant To Study Bullying National Adoption Day Celebrated, 13 Arkansas Kids Get New Families http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/national-adoption-day-celebrated-13-arkansas-kids-get-new-families <p></p><p>As part of efforts to commemorate National Adoption Day, the Arkansas Department of Human Services and the Pulaski County Court held a celebration in honor of the 13 children and their newly adoptive families.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 23:07:08 +0000 Chris Hickey 14921 at http://ualrpublicradio.org National Adoption Day Celebrated, 13 Arkansas Kids Get New Families Missing Arkansas Boy, 5, Found Safe In New Mexico http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/missing-arkansas-boy-5-found-safe-new-mexico <p>A 5-year-old boy who disappeared from his grandparents&#39; home in western Arkansas has been found safe with his non-custodial mother in Albuquerque, N.M.</p><p>The Sebastian County Sheriff&#39;s Office says Quinn Whitsitt was recovered and that his mother - Rainy Whitsitt - was arrested Thursday afternoon about one mile from where his mother was living in Albuquerque by FBI agents who had the home under surveillance.</p><p>Quinn was reported missing from Central City just east of Fort Smith about 6:30 a.m. Thursday by his grandparents, who authorities say have custody of the child.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:39:49 +0000 Associated Press 12660 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Annual Autism Fundraiser Raises Money For Research And Advocacy Efforts http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/annual-autism-fundraiser-raises-money-research-and-advocacy-efforts <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The annual Autism Speaks fundraiser begins at 8:30 Saturday morning with a walk-or-run 5k at the Clinton Presidential Center. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Over 2,000 people are expected to attend &ldquo;Arkansas Walks Now&rdquo; to support research and advocacy efforts. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Co-chair Dawn Itzkowitz says Arkansas receives grant funding from the walk.</span></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 21:20:20 +0000 Maggie Carroll 12333 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Annual Autism Fundraiser Raises Money For Research And Advocacy Efforts Research On Obesity Enters New Phase At Arkansas Children’s Hospital http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/research-obesity-enters-new-phase-arkansas-children-s-hospital <p>Researchers at Arkansas Children’s Hospital are continuing efforts to prevent childhood obesity.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. </span>Elisabet<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Borsheim<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is working with a team of six scientists to determine the ways metabolism, exercise, physiology, and nutrition affect weight gain.</span></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:43:00 +0000 Malcolm Glover 11733 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Research On Obesity Enters New Phase At Arkansas Children’s Hospital