In the living room of his mother’s apartment, a threadbare two-story unit next to the train tracks, Ryder pulls out bulky plastic toys from a bin and wonders aloud about how they work, smiling toothily, mumbling along to “Baby Shark” and occasionally popping another fruit-flavored gummy into his mouth.
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The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) and its Medicaid managed care plan partners recently awarded $1.3M to a collaborative community-wide initiative in Butler County to curb the alarming rate of infant mortality among African-American babies in the region.
A few years ago, trauma-informed care was nearly impossible to find in Ohio. Most early childhood centers were not well-equipped to provide the extra support for children like my grandson.