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November 29, 2011

Guest Blog: Rep. Nora Slawik on Early Childhood

By Danielle Hegseth on November 29, 2011 9:15 AM | No Comments

The Minnesota Family Investment Program is often viewed as a program for parents. But how does it impact the children in families receiving this assistance? Like the juvenile court reforms discussed at the CEED Round Table last month, the Minnesota Family Investment Program may benefit from a change in perspective. That is, what does the program look like when it is seen from the children's point of view? Because children in poverty are at a higher risk for experiencing maltreatment, could receiving assistance help to prevent abuse and neglect? Today's guest blogger discusses a report from the Children's Defense Fund of Minnesota that indicates how cash assistance may benefit the safety and development of young children.


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