Kids in the juvenile justice system struggle with mental health issues at higher rates, yet they often don’t receive treatment.
PHOENIX – Teens help by hotline during times of high stress.
Homeless people in rural areas are vulnerable to COVID-19 because of health disparities and lack of access to medical care. And with schools closed, homeless students struggle with food security and internet access.
Many homeless people work low-wage essential jobs while living in unsanitary conditions, putting them at higher risk of catching and possibly transmitting the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
PHOENIX – Homeless people are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19, but its impact on them is largely a mystery as data collection is sparse and, minus any coordinated federal response, local governments must figure out how to protect their homeless during the pandemic.
PHOENIX - Two Arizona tribes and a Phoenix-based advocacy group joined a pair of lawsuits this week to reverse a Trump administration clean-water rule that critics said would open the "vast majority of Arizona’s waterways" to pollution and degradation.
PHOENIX - A new U.S. Forest Service tool removes any doubt that wildfire poses a high risk Arizona properties, mapping the state in blazing reds and flaming yellows, but officials hope the tool can help community leaders and fire experts take steps to reduce risk to homes and businesses.
Youth emigrating from Venezuela experience a mix of optimism and apprehension about starting their new lives in Peru.
PHOENIX – Due to the responsibility of child care, a higher rate of experiencing sexual violence, financial dependency and less access to education and lack of confidence, refugee women experience tribulation when resettling in new countries.
Although overwhelmed and short of money, educators in Peru are scrambling to accommodate an influx of Venezuelan school children.
YUMA – 1,300 migrants have been processed through one shelter in Yuma in the past three weeks, and resources are stretched so thin that Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls is calling on the federal government to provide funding.