Surge in Child Baker Acts Prompts Watchdog to Call for Greater Protection of Children

Involuntary examinations are being initiated on children without parental knowledge. The parent finds out AFTER their child has been Baker Acted.

Involuntary examinations are being initiated on children without parental knowledge. The parent finds out AFTER their child has been Baker Acted.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

From FY13/14 to FY17/18, statewide involuntary examinations increased 18.85% for children

From FY13/14 to FY17/18, statewide involuntary examinations increased 18.85% for children

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

Normal Childhood Behavior is not a Mental Illness

Normal Childhood Behavior is not a Mental Illness

CCHR is asking lawmakers to change how the mental health law is applied to children to protect them from traumatic involuntary psychiatric examinations.

The manner in which the Baker Act is being initiated, especially when dealing with children, is a gross violation of human rights.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The mental health law in Florida, commonly called a Baker Act, allows for a person of any age to be taken into custody and transported to a psychiatric facility for examination. During 2018 there were over 200,000 Baker Acts with more than 36,000 of them initiated on children. Some of these children are very young, including those between the ages of 2 and 5 years old. [1]

According to the Baker Act Reporting Center, involuntary examinations more than doubled in the past 17 years prompting the Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) to call for amendments to existing state law to protect children from abuse. CCHR is concerned over the large number of individuals being sent annually for involuntary psychiatric examinations in light of the fact that it is known that a percentage of these Baker Acts are illegal due to a failure to meet the criteria for taking a person into custody.

In order to take a person into custody under a Baker Act there are three criteria that must be legally met yet it is common knowledge that this is not always done and it was disclosed during a meeting of the Baker Act Task Force in 2017 that 30 percent of the Baker Acts initiated on children in Pinellas County did not meet the criteria. This alarming fact is one reason CCHR believes the Baker Act needs to be reformed so that parents and guardians are brought into the process before a child is put through the trauma of a Baker Act in an effort to reduce illegal Baker Acting of minors. [2]

In the example of minors, parents and legal guardians are being left out of the process only finding out that their child has been Baker Acted after initiation and usually after the child has been transported by law enforcement to a psychiatric facility. CCHR believes that this is a rights violation, a belief that is shared by Sheriffs, Police Chiefs and even School Districts across Florida.

“The involuntary psychiatric examination of children is a gross violation of human and parental rights,” stated Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida.

Over the past several years, CCHR has worked to educate those granted the power to initiate a Baker Act on a child on why a parent or guardian should be brought into the process before initiation resulting in county and city level policy changes that requires parents to be contacted prior to initiating a Baker Act.

However, greater protection of children is needed according to CCHR who is calling for lawmakers to change how the mental health law is applied to children and teens to help prevent unjust involuntary psychiatric examinations.

Those interested in learning more about CCHR’s campaign to protect children from abusive Baker Acting are encouraged to call 800-782-2878.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org

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[1] Baker Act Reporting Center https://www.usf.edu/cbcs/baker-act/documents/ba_usf_annual_report_2017_2018.pdf
[2] CHILDREN’S BAKER ACT TASK FORCE, MINUTES for FIRST MEETING 7.20.17 http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/samh/mentalhealth/task-force-examination-minors/docs/20170720/20170720-minutes.pdf

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Prison To Proprietorship Program For Incarcerated Men And Women

Until we ban all the boxes, the formerly incarcerated will now have the opportunity to create the box as entrepreneurs.

As a the former #226926 turned entrepreneur, I’ve always advocated for policies, reforms and initiatives around economics because these are the real smart on crime initiatives that generate returns”

— Tracey D. Syphax

TRENTON, NJ, UNITED STATES, November 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ —
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November 18, 2019
Prison to Proprietorship Pipeline

From the Block to the Boardroom CEO Tracey D. Syphax stands with Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez and Congressman Hakim Jeffries to introduce a new bill H.R. XX, Prison to Proprietorship Program for Incarcerated Men and Women. Congresswoman Velazquez is also Chairwoman of the House Small Business Committee. This legislation will direct the Small Business Association to coordinate re-entry entrepreneurship services, which include developing curriculum, training mentors and instructors, and establishing public-private partnerships to support formerly incarcerated men and women while identifying opportunities to access capital.

In 2015 From the Block to the Boardroom, LLC, in partnership with Open for Business Ventures, launched Reentry Ventures with the shared goal of promoting entrepreneurship through online networks, tablets and in person workshops inside and outside of prisons. Tracey Syphax is the CEO of From The Block to The Board Room, LLC, a published, award winning author and dedicated advocate for criminal justice reform initiatives around the 3 E’s of Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship.

“As a formerly impacted person turned entrepreneur, I’ve always advocated for policies, reforms and initiatives that not only reduce our nation’s prison population but also reunites families and make our communities safer. I am honored to support Congresswoman Velazquez and Congressman Jeffries H.R. XX, Prison to Proprietorship Program bill because these are the real smart on crime initiatives that generate returns” ~ Tracey Syphax

Mr. Syphax was named one of the top 25 Most Influential African Americans in the state of New Jersey in 2016 by the South Jersey Journal and has a proven record of guiding startups and supporting new, non-traditional entrepreneurs. Reentry Ventures currently has 346 inmates at the Bureau of Prisons in DC learning the 20 lessons and 40 concepts of entrepreneurship on tablets supplied by our partners at APDS. Currently, in Trenton, NJ, 25 formerly impacted individuals are preparing to graduate from our entrepreneurial workshop on December 7, 2019, at Mercer County Community College. The course is sponsored by Wells Fargo and the NJ African American Chamber of Commerce because collectively these two organizations value the benefits of creating revenue generating opportunities for formerly impacted individuals. Reentry Ventures entrepreneur workshops are a model smart on crime initiative. It saves taxpayers money by reducing public charges post incarceration. It also contributes to developing safer, economically viable communities for everyone living and visiting within its borders.

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Baking Mixes Market 2019 Analysis of the World's Leading Suppliers, Sales, Trends and Forecasts up to 2025

New Market Study, Report "Baking Mixes Market 2019 Global Market Demand, Opportunities, Growth Drivers, Challenges, Strategies and Forecasts 2025"Has been Added

PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, November 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Baking Mixes Market 2019-2025

New Market Study, Report "Baking Mixes Market 2019 Global Market Demand, Opportunities, Growth Drivers, Challenges, Strategies and Forecasts 2025" Has been Added on WiseGuyReports.com.

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This report provides in depth study of “Baking Mixes Market” using SWOT analysis i.e. Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threat to the organization. The Baking Mixes Market report also provides an in-depth survey of key players in the market which is based on the various objectives of an organization such as profiling, the product outline, the quantity of production, required raw material, and the financial health of the organization.

The goods that are baked using the method of cooking that is known as baking by the use of prolonged dry heat is termed as Baked Goods. The Baked Goods are produced in the hot ashes, hot stones or ovens. Many baked items are easily found in shops near us that includes, the breads and the buns. The establishment that manufactures Baked Goods are termed as Bakery. The bakery is a place which sells the flour based baked food that are bread, cookies, pies, cakes and pastries. Some of the retail counters of the bakeries also provide an offering of coffee and tea to the consumers to want to consume them.

Drivers and Constraints

The fundamental dynamics that are explored in the report hold substantial influence over the Baking Mixes market. The report further studies on the value, volume trends, and the pricing history of the market. In addition to it, various growth factors, restraints, and opportunities are also analyzed for the market to study the in-depth understanding of the market.

It covers the sales volume, price, revenue, gross margin, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, intermediaries, customers, historical growth and future perspectives in the Baking Mixes market.

Important Key Players Analysis: General Mills, Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland, Ingredion, Hain Celestial Group, Associated British Foods, Pinnacle Foods, Chelsea Milling Company, Dawn Food Products, Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods and more.

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The global Baking Mixes market is analysed for different segments to arrive at an insightful analysis. Such segmentation has been done based on type, application, and region.

Based on type, the global Baking Mixes market is segmented into Bread Mixes, Cakes and Pastries Mixes, Biscuits and Cookies Mixes, Pizza Dough Mixes and other

By application, the Baking Mixes market is segmented into Household, Bakery Shop, Food Processing and Others.

By Detailed Regional Analysis, the global Baking Mixes market is segmented and analyzed based on different aspects to gain a better understanding for the conjecture period. Such segmentation includes regional segmentation, among other aspects such as type, components, end-user industries, and applications. The regional segmentation has been carried out for five regions of Asia Pacific, North America, South America, Europe, and the Middle East & Africa. The report on WGR includes an in-depth study of the Baking Mixes market in each regional segment mentioned above.

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The Global Baking Mixes Market size is said to increase convincingly by the year 2021 with a totaled revenue of 530 billion USD, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of a higher level for the generation of revenue during its forecast period. The Global Baking Mixes Market was recorded to be moving on a more elevated positive side in the year 2018, with revenue more than its estimation size. In this study, the base year considered is 2018, and 2019 to 2023 has been considered the forecast period to estimate the size of the market for the Global Baking Mixes Market. 

One of the significant factors that have been a constant source of the growth of Baking Mixes Market is the growing demand for it in developing countries. Europe holds the largest share of demand for Baked Goods with the highest percentage and is convincingly followed by the continent of North America in recent years.

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Major Key Points from Table of Content:

1 Industry Overview of Baking Mixes
2 Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis
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8 Baking Mixes Major Manufacturers Analysis
8.1 General Mills
8.1.1 General Mills Baking Mixes Production Sites and Area Served
8.1.2 General Mills Product Introduction, Application and Specification
8.1.3 General Mills Baking Mixes Production, Revenue, Ex-factory Price and Gross Margin (2014-2019)
8.1.4 Main Business and Markets Served
8.2 Cargill
8.2.1 Cargill Baking Mixes Production Sites and Area Served
8.2.2 Cargill Product Introduction, Application and Specification
8.2.3 Cargill Baking Mixes Production, Revenue, Ex-factory Price and Gross Margin (2014-2019)
8.2.4 Main Business and Markets Served

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Sarah Gad Hosts Campaign Job Fair, Helps Employ Dozens of Recently Incarcerated Constituents

Illinois congressional candidate Sarah Gad helps employ dozens of formerly incarcerated constituents through campaign job fair.

CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, November 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Chicago-based activist Sarah Gad recently joined the race for U.S. Congress in Illinois’ 1st district. The 32-year old democratic candidate launched her campaign last month with this powerful campaign video.

Gad's district encompasses the South Side of Chicago, an area plagued by disproportionately high levels of incarceration, poverty, and gun violence—all of which she says are inextricably linked⁠. "Our criminal justice system targets people of color and leaves them permanently disenfranchised, unable to find work, housing, or earn a living," she says.

This past Sunday, Gad's campaign hosted a job fair-style meet & greet for Chicago's reentry community. The four-hour job fair enlisted a variety of background-friendly employers—from Amazon to the U.S. Census—and concluded with 26 on the spot hires and dozens of additional interviews.

Gad says her campaign plans to host these job fairs on a recurring basis. "The unemployment situation out here is more dire than many people recognize," she says. "Finding stable employment is more than just about earning a living. It's also about staying off the streets and not getting killed."

Gad is a third-year law student at the prestigious University of Chicago Law School. She was awarded the 2019 University of Chicago Humanitarian Award for her advocacy work in the realm of civil rights and criminal justice reform. If elected, the 32-year old will become the nation's first formerly incarcerated female legislator.

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West Palm Beach Commissioner Christina Lambert Joins The Jewish Women’s Foundation Legislative Breakfast Panel

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Christina Lambert, City Commissioner, District 5

Panel members will discuss issues impacting women in Florida featuring local and statewide elected and public officials

WEST PALM BEACH, FL, UNITED STATES, November 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Christina Lambert, West Palm Beach City Commission District 5, will join the Jewish Women’s Foundation Legislative Breakfast Panel to discuss issues impacting women and girls in Florida featuring local and statewide elected and public officials on Tuesday, November 19.

Who: West Palm Beach City Commission President Christina Lambert

What: Commissioner Lambert will speak on a panel discussion during the JWF’s Legislative Breakfast Panel to discuss issues impacting women and girls in Florida and share policy information. Panelists will participate in a Q&A after the discussion. The panel will be moderated by trustee Professor Penny Miller. Panelists include Rep. Emily Slosberg, Florida House of Representatives District 91; Vice Mayor Rachelle A Litt, Palm Beach Gardens; and Sen. Lori Berman, Florida Senate, District 3.

The event is hosted by the Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches.

When: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 9:30-11 a.m. ET.

Where: Alpert Jewish Family Service
5841 Corporate Way #200
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

The JWF’s Legislative Breakfast Panel is open to the community. Tickets are $18 and include a light breakfast.

To register, please visit: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E229129&id=24

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Super Attorney Tom Girardi Reveals California Legal System’s Usage of AI May Lead to an All-Robot Courtroom

Tom Girardi, Super Attorney

Can human error be removed from the legal system?

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, November 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Can human error be removed from the legal system? Law firms are increasingly using computer algorithms to perform background research and other tasks traditionally performed by human staff. As computer researchers get closer to creating true Artificial Intelligence, it's predicted that AI will eliminate most paralegal and legal research positions within the next decade.

Yet could AI one day replace lawyers, judges, and juries? Could there eventually be a fully computerized legal system? Super lawyer Tom Girardi would even take that a step further. “It may even be considered legal malpractice not to use AI one day,” Girardi told Forbes. “It would be analogous to a lawyer in the late twentieth century still doing everything by hand when this person could use a computer.”

Writer Rossalyn Warren points out that people are, by their nature, flawed. Flesh-and-blood jurors and judges will always bring their own prejudices into the courtroom. But a robot juror, she says, "could be crammed with a far broader range of facts and figures about the nature of crime, cases on record and the law, making it much more worthwhile than a juror who has little awareness on such matters.” She goes on: “Expecting randomly selected members of the public to decide the fate of a person in a jury system is outdated because the notion of a fair and impartial jury doesn’t exist.”

Even cross examinations could be outsourced to an automated system. A thought-provoking experiment shows that people are more likely to be completely honest with an unemotional machine than a potentially judgmental human. When researchers led by Jonathan Gratch at the Institute for Creative Technologies created an artificially intelligent robot psychologist named Ellie, they tested it on two groups of people.

Half were told Ellie was just a machine that was able to ask probing questions and understand their respondents’ emotions with 3D cameras. Those people were shown to give more honest responses to "her" while the experimental subjects that were told that Ellie was being operated by a human ‘puppeteer’ gave less direct answers. Apart from the possibility of getting a fairer result, raw economics come into play too. “If a lawyer can use AI to win a case and do it for less than someone without AI,” says one of the nation’s top trial lawyers, Tom Girardi, “who do you think the client will choose to work with next time?”

But a solid-state legal system with no humans involved isn’t necessarily more error-proof than our existing system. Former Prime Minister Theresa May, in an address last year to the Davos Forum, pointed out that we need to develop a set of laws governing Artificial Intelligence so we can “make the most of AI in a responsible way, such as by ensuring that algorithms don’t perpetuate the human biases of their developers.” After all, as Ms. Warren points out: “AI, computers and legal robots are made by humans. “Technology, like humans, can make mistakes and hold the same discriminatory factors.”

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OIAC sponsors White House Rally to Support Iran’s Rising Protests in Over 75 Cities

 White House Rally to Support Iran’s Rising Protests in Over 75 Cities

White House Rally to Support Iran’s Rising Protests in Over 75 Cities

Members of the Iranian American communities of DC Metropolitan area will hold a rally to support #IranProtests, across from the White House on 11/17,2019.

“Khamenei your end is near, be afraid”, “Down with dictators, Down with Khamenei, Down with Rouhani”, “We will stand to the end”, and “Neither Gaza nor Lebanon, we give our lives for Iran.”

— Iranian Protesters

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, November 17, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Members of the Iranian American communities of DC Metropolitan area will hold a rally across from the White House to declare their full support for the anti-regime protests sweeping Iran, and call on the International community to stand with the people of Iran as they stand for freedom.

WHEN: Sunday, November 17, 2019; 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: The White House, 1600 Penn Ave., NW, Washington, DC
ORGANIZER: Organization of Iranian American Communities (OIAC)
CONTACT: Dr. Majid Sadeghpour, media@oiac.org; 202-559-9232

BACKGROUND: The latest nationwide anti-regime protests in Iran which began on November 15, has so far reached over 75 cities and continues to grow fiercely. The protests began over government-imposed gas price hikes up to 3 fold, but have quickly become political, targeting the regime’s leadership and its symbols and calling for the change of the regime.
Protesters are chanting: “Khamenei your end is near, be afraid”, “Down with dictators, Down with Khamenei, Down with Rouhani”, “We will stand to the end”, and “Neither Gaza nor Lebanon, we give our lives for Iran.”

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Mary Maxwell Files As a Republican Candidate in NH Presidential Primary

Mary Maxwell presidential candidate

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Mary Maxwell, a "hardcore constitutionalist," files as a Republican candidate in the NH presidential primary.

The US Constitution is a miracle that can save us.”

— Mary Maxwell

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE, UNITED STATES, November 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Mary Maxwell filed today, November 15, as a Republican candidate in the NH presidential primary. She is age 72, a conservative, who says her position is "hardcore Constitution."

She lives in Concord, New Hampshire, and plans to visit towns around the state, asking citizens for their suggestions as to what our Republic needs now. Mary Maxwell describes herself as a states' right maniac, urging devolution to the states, and removal of all unconstitutional involvement by the Congress in matters not assigned to the feds per Article I, sec 8. (e.g., education and health).

Mary grew up in Boston but moved to Australia in 1980 for marriage. Her husband, George Maxwell, MD, died in 2000. She came back to the US in 2005, living in Concord, and ran for the House of Reps seat held by Charlie Bass. She got 11 percent of the vote. In 2017 she came to the US again and campaigned for the US Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions in Alabama. She lost the nomination to Judge Roy Moore.

In 2017 Mary filed a lawsuit against President Trump — a war-powers case — for his unconstitutional threat to nuke North Korea. She is a graduate of University of Adelaide Law School, with a BA from Emmanuel College Boston, and a PhD in Politics from Adelaide. At GumshoeNews.com, a Melbourne news outlet, she is Opinion Editor and writes a column. Maxwell has produced five plays, all at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Among Mary's 14 books are Prosecution for Treason, Fraud Upon the Court, and Consider the Lilies: A Review of 18 Cures for Cancer and Their Legal Status. Most recently she has written Reunion: Judging the Family Court about what she calls "judicial kidnap." The court cases she inspected were mainly in Australia, but the same problem exists in the United States. It is outrageous.

Being hardcore Constitution, Mary wishes to greatly emphasize the beauty of the Electoral College. She will happily address any audience on this topic. Also, she is a die-hard for the Second, Fourth, and Sixth Amendments. Maxwell regularly attends the Gun Owners' meetings at the Holiday Inn in Concord.

Currently, Maxwell is serving as an amicus curiae in the Tsarnaev (Boston Marathon) case which is at the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Her 2019 book on this topic is entitled The Soul of Boston and the Marathon Bombing. Mary wants to wake people up about the fraudulent conviction of Jahar. That book is freely downloadable at GumshoeNews.com.

This week, Mary went to the New Hampshire State House, intending to file as a candidate in the NH primary for the position of US vice president, but was told that recent legislation, alas, has made this no longer possible. So, she stepped up to the higher job!

Please contact her at MAXWELLMARYLLB@gmail.com to arrange an interview. She is mainly interested in talking to locals about reviving the hugely important tradition of "New Hampshire republicanism" — which the rest of the nation badly needs. Mary says: "The Constitution is a miracle that can save us. Honest."

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DrugTestingCourses.com Launches New Course on Delaware Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Laws

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Delaware Drug and Alcohol Workplace Testing Laws Now Available at DrugTestingCourses.com

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — DrugTestingCourses.com, an online training provider operated by Easler Education Inc., announced today that it has launched a new state law course designed to educate individuals and private employers on the relevant workplace drug and alcohol testing laws in the State of Delaware.

The course, which is entitled “Delaware Workplace Drug & Alcohol Testing Laws Training," is available for enrollment on DrugTestingCourses.com and all of its e-commerce affiliate reselling partner sites immediately.

Andrew Easler, the co-founder of Easler Education Inc, indicates that “particular changes to society’s attitudes regarding Medical Marijuana have led to a massive increase in legislative changes to workplace testing laws across the country. We decided to become a source of reliable information about these changes as they approach on the horizon so that employers can make informed decisions about changes to their policy and so that employees can avoid unwittingly violating their employer’s policies.”

The new course provides private employers and interested employees in Delaware a summary of the current state law as it relates to drug and alcohol testing. The course has been designed for the benefit of both legal and non-legal professionals. In an effort to make this kind of information accessible to non-lawyers, the course is designed to avoid legalese whenever possible and to explain legal terminology when the use of the term is unavoidable.

This course will cover essential topics such as: which type of testing is allowed in Delaware, the benefits and drawbacks of implementing a testing policy including relevant insurance discounts, if applicable, and how to qualify, some of the observed dangers and pitfalls other employers have encountered through relevant case law, and the current status of state marijuana laws and their effects on the implementation of workplace testing programs.

Medical Marijuana became legal in Delaware in 2016, and many employers and employees have found themselves on the wrong side of the statute. Employers have been sued for wrongful termination, and employees have been fired for what they believed to be lawful activity under the Delaware Medical Marijuana Act. The course is expected to benefit a wide range of employers and employees, including, but not limited to:

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Government Must Step Up to End Diaper Need in US Says New Study in January Issue of American Journal of Public Health

The capacity of diaper banks to meet diaper need varies widely across the nation, and is largely dependent upon the philanthropic support of local communities.

Diaper need is every community’s problem…the country’s problem. As this study demonstrates, even the best efforts of the nonprofit sector cannot solve that problem without public sector involvement.”

— Sanjeev Sriram, M.D., MPH

NEW HAVEN, CT, UNITED STATES, November 15, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — With nearly half the infants and toddlers in the US living in poor and low-wage families—who may struggle to access material basic necessities—federal, state and municipal support is essential to augment nonprofit efforts to combat diaper need, according to a study in the American Journal of Public Health.

Diaper need is the struggle to provide an adequate supply of diapers to keep children clean, dry, and healthy. Previous research has associated diaper need with maternal depression; diaper rash and urinary tract infections; and decreased work hours for parents, because they are turned away by child cares that require them to supply diapers.

The authors documented the impact of hundreds of nonprofits belonging to the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN), which distributed more than 52 million diapers in 2016, and devoted more than a million volunteer hours to the effort. While the diaper distribution programs successfully helped nearly 280,000 children during the time period, collectively, the NDBN diaper distribution programs reached just 4% of the 7 million young children living in families at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.

“Given the harms that we know children and families face from diaper need, this points to a serious public health problem with long lasting impact,” said lead author Kelley E.C. Massengale, Ph.D., MPH.

Previous research conducted by Massengale has demonstrated significant benefits when children receive diapers, including positive changes in parental mental health; improved child health and happiness; increased opportunities to access child care, go to work, and attend school; and the ability to divert household finances toward other material basic needs, including utilities and medical care.

“Diapers have an enormous impact on families,” said Joanne S. Goldblum, CEO of the National Diaper Bank Network and one of the study’s authors. Goldblum also co-authored a 2013 study in the journal Pediatrics that linked diaper need to maternal depression.

“We found that diaper need is a stronger predictor of depressive symptoms than food insecurity,” Goldblum said. “That’s not surprising. There are at least some public programs to help families with food, such as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). But in most of the country, families with diaper need must rely upon the charity of nonprofits with limited resources.”

Sanjeev Sriram, M.D., MPH, said the American Journal of Public Health study is the latest research pointing out the need for public policy around diaper need. “Past research has shown providing diapers keeps kids healthier and helps parents attend school and work, which of course benefits the family and the community economically,” he said. “Diaper need is every community’s problem, every state’s problem, and the country’s problem. As this study demonstrates, even the best efforts of the nonprofit sector cannot solve that problem without public sector involvement.”

The authors propose a number of policy solutions to end diaper need, including: repeal of sales tax on diapers, the allocation of government resources to establish and expand diaper bank programs, and government assistance directly to families living in poverty.

The capacity of diaper banks to meet diaper need varies widely across the nation, and is largely dependent upon the philanthropic support of local communities. The study found that in more than 14 US states, less than 1% of the diaper need was met by nonprofits. States with the highest percentages of coverage included Rhode Island, Texas and Alabama at 16%, 15%, and 10%, respectively.

The authors cited past studies of diaper bank outcomes that showed significant benefits of providing families with diapers: “Having an adequate diaper supply can have a positive impact on early childhood education participation, parents’ work attendance, the ability to keep scheduled appointments, and opportunities to participate in community events outside the home.”

Anna E. Austin and Lynn H. Comer were also authors.

The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) is a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to eliminating diaper need in America, by leading a national movement to help meet the basic needs of all babies and their families, including access to clean, dry diapers and other material goods. Founded in 2011 with the support of Huggies®, the network raises national awareness of diaper need (#DiaperNeed) and supports the development and expansion of diaper banks in communities throughout the country. Its active membership includes more than 200 diaper banks, diaper pantries, and food banks located in 50 US states and the District of Columbia. More information on NDBN and diaper need is available at www.nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org, and on Twitter (@DiaperNetwork), Instagram (@DiaperNetwork) and Facebook (facebook.com/NationalDiaperBankNetwork).

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Source: EIN Presswire