Opinion: A child abuse prevention program ends soon; our children will pay the price

The law that authorizes the bipartisan Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program will expire in September 2022. We cannot afford to lose these federal grants to states, territories and tribes that support evidence-based home visiting for families and children from the prenatal period through kindergarten.

The cost of losing this funding will be more children being abused and neglected, more families losing their children, and, in Texas’ already-over-burdened child welfare system, it would exponentially exacerbate the existing crisis.

Read the full article at Austin American Statesman.

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