Who Are America’s Poor Children?

Examining Health Disparities Among Children in the United States

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This report explores health disparities between poor and nonpoor kids in five areas: environmental health, health insurance coverage, access to health care services, healthy behaviors and health outcomes. It also spotlights real-world strategies for addressing some of these inequalities and advocates a simple end goal: Give all kids — no matter what their family finances — a positive, healthy start.       

January 1, 2011

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Child and Youth Emergency Mental Health Care

A National Problem

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What happens when kids visit hospital emergency rooms for behavioral health concerns? Spoiler alert: The results aren’t pretty. This report spells out exactly how America’s emergency departments are failing young behavioral health patients — and outlines a 10-part, policy-driven prescription for change.  

July 26, 2007

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Challenges and Opportunities in Children’s Mental Health

A View from Families and Youth

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This report adopts a family and youth perspective to discuss what isn’t working — and what can be done about it — in regards to children’s behavioral health policies and services. It is the byproduct of a meeting hosted by the National Center of Children in Poverty and shares the views of 16 stakeholders in the child behavioral health field.

July 29, 2006

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Strengthening Policies to Support Children, Youth and Families Who Experience Trauma

Unclaimed Children Revisited: Working Paper No. 2

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This working paper shares evidence-based practices and key policy recommendations aimed at building a true, trauma-informed system of care. It offers compelling data on trauma and spotlights successful trauma-sensitive programs in action. It also outlines critical service gaps in current efforts to support kids and families exposed to trauma.  

July 27, 2007

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Getting Ready

Findings From the National School Readiness Indicators Initiative

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This report tells the story of the National School Readiness Indicators Initiative, a 17-state effort that produced a master list of critical school readiness measures. It also shares what participating states learned about using these indicators to inform policies and help kids succeed.

February 3, 2005

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Improving Outcomes for Children with Special Needs

Brief

This report outlines what it takes to address the needs of kids with disabilities in the state of Rhode Island and what the consequences are for both children and their families when these systems of care fall short. 

November 1, 2003

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Nurture for Their Future

The Importance of Strengthening Young Children’s Relationships with Parents and Caregivers

Report

This report outlines where Illinois currently stands — and how it can do better — in strengthening relationships between caregivers and young children. It pairs policy recommendations with actions individuals can take to help give the state’s youngest residents the healthiest start possible.       

January 22, 2004

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