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Study: Children in foster care because of parents’ drug use has soared

Parental drug use a big factor in foster care placements nationally.

Study: Child gun-death rates linked to state gun laws

New Jersey, second in the nation for gun law strength, has one of the lowest child and youth homicide rates.

Got a winner of a good-health idea? At CHOP, employees are given grants to bring them to life.

It may take a village to raise a child, but a tax refund can help get them to work and college.

Rutgers alumna gives $30 million gift to improve mental health care

The new center is expected to help address residential treatment shortages.

Summer weekends are hungry times for food-insecure kids, study finds

Too many low income kids don't get enough to eat in the summer months, and what they do get may not be healthy.

For childhood anxiety, treating parents can work best. Now there’s DIY help you can try at home.

A recent study found anxious kids can be helped by treating their parents. Here’s how.

One man dead, another critical in overnight shootings

No arrests had been reported in either shooting.

Woman fatally stabbed in Camden

Anna Ramirez of Camden died shortly after being found stabbed and unconscious at Centennial Village Apartments.