This July 29 interview with Northwest Immigrant Rights Project deputy director Malou Chavez describes the Trump Administration's plans to broaden the "public charge" rule as it applies to immigrants seeking lawful permanent residency. Listen now (mp3).
Parents and caregivers face the daily challenge of how to support kids in the early years, as they become aware of racial difference, and later, as they witness or experience acts of racism or examples of structural inequality. Here are some resources that may help.
After eligibility for Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) was reduced from 200 percent of the poverty level down to 175 percent of the poverty level, co-pays and a waiting list have been imposed to make child care even more difficult for Washington's families. Learn more about it here.
Looking for home visiting services for your family or someone you know? Here are links to the evidence based programs in Washington State:
NFP site locator:
Early Head Start locator:
Parents as teachers locator:
Parent-Child Home Program site on Washington: