Four Challenges Facing Children and Families in 2019

2019 is beginning with a partial US federal government shutdown, a change in control of the US House of Representatives, ongoing protests in France, a looming Brexit deadline, a Chinese moon landing, and more stories of natural disasters in Indonesia and Thailand, as well as a record-breaking heatwave in Australia. These events and more could drive 2019’s news for us all, but we want to draw attention to the big-picture challenges facing children and families. We must attend to these four challenges this year if we are going to make progress to ensure that all children and families flourish.

Hilary Rikard