4 May

INS GHARIAL Goes All Out to Help Local Community in Bahrain

first_img View post tag: INS View post tag: Defence View post tag: all View post tag: GHARIAL View post tag: community Authorities The visiting naval ship from India, the INS GHARIAL went all out to the local community yesterday, donating blood and entertaining special group of children from The Society for the Management of Autism-Related Issues – Training, Education and Resources of Brunei or SMARTER Brunei as part of their community service activities.Yesterday morning fifty ship personnel from the INS GHARIAL including the Commanding Officer of the Indian INS GHARIAL naval ship, Commander Vishal Bishnoi were eager to participate in donating blood campaign which was held at the Blood Donation Centre, in Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital. Also present at the blood drive was His Excellency Lalduhthlana Ralte, High Commissioner of India to Brunei Darussalam.The blood drive was one of the non-exercise activities of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief and Military Medicine Exercise (ADMM PLUS HADR & MM Ex) which is currently ongoing and with the intention to help in replenishing the blood supply that is needed by patients of RIPAS Hospital.In the afternoon, the India INS GHARIAL, arranged another social event, inviting about 30-membered group of special need children from the SMARTER onboard their ship them to spend time and have fun with SMARTER Kids. SMARTER Kids together with their families and forty teacher-therapists participated in this activity. It was also an opportunity for the individuals with autism to interact with the Indian Navy.[mappress]Press Release, June 20, 2013; Image: Brunei MoD June 20, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today INS GHARIAL Goes All Out to Help Local Community in Bahrain View post tag: Bahrain View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Indian INS GHARIAL Goes All Out to Help Local Community in Bahrain View post tag: Exercise View post tag: Help View post tag: goes View post tag: local View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: out View post tag: Navallast_img read more

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13 Aug

Making family a priority for Iowa’s foster kids

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – On any given day in Iowa, about 6,000 children are in foster care, but the number placed with families instead of in group or institutional settings is on the rise.A new report looks at data from the child-welfare system over a 10-year period to see how placements for young people in foster care have changed. The report says nationwide, care systems placed 86% of foster children in families in 2017, compared with 81% in 2007.Ann Discher, executive director for the Child and Family Policy Center, says the rate in Iowa was even better, with 88% placed in 2017, up 10 percentage points from 10 years earlier – but the picture isn’t as bright for older kids.“For teenagers, progress has actually been a lot slower, moving kids out of group settings and into family settings,” says Discher. “And that’s really a big deal, because actually, older children are far more likely to be placed in group or institutional settings than younger children.”The report was released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation as part of its KIDS COUNT project.Rob Geen, director of policy and advocacy reform with the Casey Foundation, says persistent racial disparities also showed up in the data, and states need to address them.“While I’m talking about a 10-year trend to show a fairly significant increase in placing kids in families, we’re seeing much greater gains for white children than we are for African-American Children,” says Geen. “So, there’s more that we can do for African-American children that we need to work on.”Discher says the research shows that any child removed from a home by the state does better when they’re placed in a family setting than in a group or institutional setting.“Kids who are with families, they tend to do better in school, they are much less likely to have an early pregnancy, they are much less likely to run away,” says Discher. “They’re far more likely to stay in school and graduate from high school or get a GED.”She’s also pleased about a new federal law, the Family First Prevention Services Act, signed into law last year. She says it shifts funding away from group placement and requires that the child-welfare system find families more quickly for teens and young people of color.last_img read more

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