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Children’s Commission annual report

Children’s Commission annual report

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

Information sharing guide

Information sharing guide

Mobile app outlining how child information may be shared

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Next Meeting

The Commission's next meeting will be on Wednesday, February 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Indiana Government Center South, 302 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, in Conference Room C. The meeting will also be webcast.

Indiana Task Force on Public Defense

The Indiana Public Defender Commission and Indiana Public Defender Council presented to the Children's Commission recommendations on strengthening Indiana's system of public defense, including ensuring access to counsel for all juveniles in delinquency proceedings. Read their report here.

Hoosier Children Caught in the Opioid Crisis

The Children's Commission partnered with Purdue University and the Consortium of Family Organizations to bring research on the intersection of addictions and child welfare to Indiana on November 20, 2018. Watch the recording here.  

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.

Zero Suicide Academy

The Commission endorses the Zero Suicide Academy, a training program for hospital emergency departments and community mental health centers, focused on changing policies, procedures, and practices to ensure that suicidal patients get the care they need and do not "fall through the cracks." Zero Suicide is an evidence-based approach being adopted statewide in Indiana.

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.