children http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Family lawyer discusses custody battles and other effects of domestic violence on children http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/family-lawyer-discusses-custody-battles-and-other-effects-domestic-violence-children <p>A few weeks ago, we reported that victims of domestic violence are staying in shelters longer than they used to, in part because it’s gotten harder for them to find jobs and affordable housing. We turn now to a different aspect of domestic violence: children. When a victim decides to leave an abuser, there are often battles over custody. Dona</p><p></p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 23:22:00 +0000 Willow Belden 32930 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Family lawyer discusses custody battles and other effects of domestic violence on children More Wyoming children are being raised by family members http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/more-wyoming-children-are-being-raised-family-members <p>Nationally and in Wyoming, more children are being cared for by Grandparents or other family members.</p><p>Children end up being cared for by relatives or close family friends because of military deployments, the death of a parent, substance abuse or mental illness, or child abuse and neglect.&nbsp; The Annie E. Casey Foundation says some four thousand Wyoming children are being cared for by a family member.&nbsp; Wyoming Kids Count Director Marc Homer says these can be excellent guardians for children, but he notes that state policies can be challenging for these caregivers.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 23:57:37 +0000 Bob Beck 24628 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org More Wyoming children are being raised by family members Study finds more Wyoming children live in poverty http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/study-finds-more-wyoming-children-live-poverty <p>A new report from the Wyoming Children&rsquo;s Action Alliance says between 2005 and 2010, the number of children living in poverty jumped from 11 percent to 14 percent. Marc Homer is with the Children&rsquo;s Action Alliance. He says the biggest spike came in 2009 and 10 when the nations recession began to catch up to the state, and childhood poverty jumped from 13 percent to 19 percent.</p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 01:11:31 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 16485 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Study finds more Wyoming children live in poverty