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Baby In A Box: Finland’s Story

“For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.” Check out this recent article that tells a […]

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Guest Blog: Chris Carducci

Advocacy: Taking Action Beyond Concern  “Babies are the future of this country and they should be cared for even in the mothers womb. The care for the mother as well as she plays a very vital role in the development of the child.  I believe every child deserves the best care. . . . It […]

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Support Group for Dads in Iowa City

Here’s an inspirational story about a social worker and new father, Frederick Newell, who decided to form a support group for dads in his home town, Iowa City. He says the aim is “basically getting fathers engaged who are not engaged in their kids lives as well as supporting fathers who are engaged.” The group […]

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Podcast: A Dad’s Perspective

As more fathers become involved as primary caregivers in their children’s early years, it’s important that we examine the assumptions we hold about the role of fathers in a child’s day-to-day care. In this week’s podcast, we listen in as two dads discuss what they’ve experienced as fathers, specifically some of the challenges they face […]

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