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South Dakota Focus: Stories from Foster Care

Season 29 Episode 8 | 29m 59s

South Dakota has more children in foster care than foster families licensed to care for them. Two young women who aged out of the foster system share their stories, and two current foster families talk about the dire need.

Aired: 04/24/24
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Extras
Stories of how SD high school graduates decide what's next.
The overlap between child trauma research and juvenile justice policy approaches in SD.
Better pay and expanding the pipeline are potential solutions to the teacher shortage.
The child care crisis continues, and some are looking to lawmakers for solutions.
The earliest years of a child's life can have lifelong impacts on learning.
How support for children has evolved in 50 years, and where we have room to grow.
Limited access to child care has an impact on the state's workforce shortage.
An overview on the challenges of accessing prenatal healthcare.
Learn the health impacts of isolation and how to support the young people in your life.
Amid rising rates of homelessness, Rapid City and Sioux Falls respond.
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Stories of how SD high school graduates decide what's next.
The overlap between child trauma research and juvenile justice policy approaches in SD.
Better pay and expanding the pipeline are potential solutions to the teacher shortage.
The child care crisis continues, and some are looking to lawmakers for solutions.
The earliest years of a child's life can have lifelong impacts on learning.
How support for children has evolved in 50 years, and where we have room to grow.
Limited access to child care has an impact on the state's workforce shortage.
An overview on the challenges of accessing prenatal healthcare.
Learn the health impacts of isolation and how to support the young people in your life.
Amid rising rates of homelessness, Rapid City and Sioux Falls respond.