PODCAST: Chronic absenteeism, depression, anxiety plague Ohio kids

(PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE) – Ohio ranks 31st in an annual 50-state report on child well-being. The findings from the 2022 KIDS COUNT Data Book include a dramatic spike in chronic absenteeism and a growing mental health crisis among youth. Comments from Kim Eckhart, research manager, Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio; and Leslie Boissiere, vice president, external affairs, Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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