2017 Race for Results

Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

Report

The 2017 Race for Results report measures children’s progress on the national and state levels in key education, health and economic milestones by racial and ethnic groups. It also explores  barriers that are preventing both children of color and children in immigrant families from connecting to opportunity in postrecession America and outlines recommendations for helping children in immigrant families secure the stability, economic resources and opportunities they need to thrive.

October 24, 2017

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New Casey Report Recommends Policies to Help Millions of Children With Incarcerated Parents

News Release

More than 5.1 million U.S. kids have a parent who has served time. In a new report, A Shared Sentence: The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities, the Annie E. Casey Foundation recommended policy reforms that would help millions of children who struggle with emotional and financial instability as a result of having an incarcerated parent.

April 25, 2016

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A Shared Sentence

The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities

Report

The incarceration of a parent can have as much impact on a child’s well-being as abuse or domestic violence. But while states spend heavily on corrections, few resources exist to support those left behind. A Shared Sentence offers commonsense proposals to address the increased poverty and stress that children of incarcerated parents experience.

April 18, 2016

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Every Kid Needs a Family

Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success

Report

This KIDS COUNT policy report underscores a simple fact about childhood: Family matters. Yet, today in America, 57,000 children are still living in group placements. Readers will learn about limiting the role of residential treatment care to its intended purpose and how state and local leaders can work together to enhance family-oriented services and supports. The end goal? Brighter futures — and loving families — for some of our country’s most vulnerable children. View the list of KIDS COUNT Outreach Partners, a network of organizations who help to promote KIDS COUNT data and its policy recommendations.

May 19, 2015

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KIDS COUNT Webinar Recording: Creating Opportunity for Families

Webinar

The Casey Foundation hosted a Nov. 12 webinar on our new KIDS COUNT policy report, Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach. The session highlighted ways the public, nonprofit and private sectors can work together to help equip the 10 million low-income families with young children in the United States with the tools they need to move out of poverty and thrive.

November 13, 2014

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Creating Opportunity for Families

A Two-Generation Approach

Report

Nearly half of the nation’s families with young children struggle to make ends meet. A new KIDS COUNT policy report makes the case for creating opportunity for families by addressing the needs of parents and their children simultaneously. Creating Opportunity for Family: A Two-Generation Approach describes the Foundation’s two-generation approach, which calls for connecting families with early childhood education, job training and other tools to achieve financial stability and break the cycle of poverty, and recommends ways to help equip families with what they need to thrive.

November 12, 2014

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Nov. 12 Webinar to Highlight New KIDS COUNT Policy Report

Webinar

The Casey Foundation will host a Nov. 12 webinar to discuss our new policy report, Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach. This session will focus on ways the public, nonprofit and private sectors can work together to help equip the 10 million low-income families with young children in the United States with the tools they need to move out of poverty and thrive.

November 7, 2014

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Race for Results

Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

Report

In this KIDS COUNT policy report, the Foundation explores the intersection of kids, race and opportunity. The report features the new Race for Results Index, which compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state levels.

March 29, 2014

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The First Eight Years

Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success

Report

This KIDS COUNT policy report makes the case for investing in an integrated and comprehensive solution to meet the developmental needs of all children through age 8, 

December 2, 2013

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