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Children’s Commission annual report

Overview of work being done across all three branches of government to improve the lives of children

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Children’s Commission releases annual report, eyes new strategic objectives for 2020

2019 Annual Report

Next Meeting

The Commission's next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 23, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Indiana State LIbrary, 315 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, in the Author's Room. The meeting will also be webcast.

Trauma Definitions

At its July meeting, the Commission endorsed a set of definitions related to trauma and adverse childhood experiences. These definitions will serve as a common language for state agencies, contractors/grantees, and other organizaions tasked with improving understanding of childhood trauma and trauma-informed practice.

Mental Health and Wellness in Schools

The Commission encourages school districts to designate a professional at the district level to oversee initiatives related to social-emotional learning and mental health. At its December 2019 meeting, the Commission endorsed a set of suggestions for districts to consider, including potential titles, responsibilities, qualifications, and funding sources for the position.

Safe Sleep

Nearly all SUIDs deaths involve unsafe sleeping conditions for infants. If you or someone you know is in need of a safe place for an infant to sleep, click here. To search for state licensed and registered child care locations, which are required to have safe sleep training and follow safe sleep practices, click here.

Healthy Pregnancy App

The Indiana State Department of Health released a new mobile application aimed at improving infant and maternal health in Indiana. The free app is called Liv, and promotes early prenatal care and education about pregnancy. It includes interactive calendar and journal features, more than 100 articles, checklists and how-to's based on best medical practices, and links to community resources.