Trying Out a Real Time Advocacy Self-Evaluation Process

Guidance and Considerations for KIDS COUNT Grantees

Brief

This brief describes an existing advocacy evaluation concept for policy work and discusses the pros and cons of how grantees could effectively test this real-time self-evaluation approach to document and support their advocacy work.

December 1, 2008

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Report

Ranking States on Improvement in Child Well-Being Since 2000

In this paper, the 10 measures used in the KIDS COUNT Data Book to rank states are examined in terms of improvements in overall child well-being in states during the 1990s. The 10 measures are combined into a single index and states are ranked based on the change in that index between 1990 and 2000. 

March 1, 2009

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The 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Profiles of Child Well-Being

Report

According to data released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in its 2011 KIDS COUNT ® Data Book, over the past decade there has been a significant decline in economic well-being for low-income children and families. Data also reveal the impact of the job and foreclosure crisis on children. This year's message explores how children and families are faring in the wake of the recession and why it matters to help kids reach their full potential to become part of a robust economy and society. To find more information related to the KIDS COUNT Data Book, or to create your own customized maps, graphs, or charts, visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

January 1, 2011

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KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot on Foster Care Placement

Brief

This Data Snapshot highlights newly available data on the KIDS COUNT Data Center marking the progress made by many states to increase the rates of children in foster care who are living with families and decrease the rates of those placed in institutions or group homes. The data also show that the type of foster care placement varies depending on the age of the child as well as the state of residence.

May 1, 2011

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