The 2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Trends in Child Well-Being

Report

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2012 KIDS COUNT® Data Book shows both promising progress and discouraging setbacks for the nation’s children: While their academic achievement and health improved in most states, their economic well-being continued to decline. The new methodology reflects the tremendous advances in child development research since the first KIDS COUNT Data Book in 1990.

July 25, 2012

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The 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Trends in Child Well-Being

Report

Tracking 16 indicators of child well-being, the 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book finds that children in the United States continue to make gains in the areas of education and health despite a growing poverty rate. This year’s Data Book also offers expanded coverage of America’s youngest children, adding to the ongoing national conversation on early childhood education. 

June 24, 2013

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The 2010 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Profiles of Child Well-Being

Report

This 21st annual KIDS COUNT Data Book provides national and state-by-state information on the conditions of America’s children and families. Find out how kids are doing on ten key indicators of child well-being.

January 1, 2010

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Urban Indian America

The Status of American Indian & Alaska Native Children & Families Today

Report

This report by the National Urban Indian Family Coalition discusses the status of American Indian and Alaskan Native families today.

January 1, 2008

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Working Hard for the Money

Trends in Women's Employment, 1970 to 2008

Report

This report, which spans nearly 40 years of women's employment trends, is the first major study of women's employment trends to tease out differences between rural and urban women's work.

January 1, 2008

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The 2009 KIDS COUNT Data Brief

Brief

This 2009 KIDS COUNT Data Brief features highlights of the enhanced, mobile-friendly Data Center; data on the 10 key indicators of child well-being for all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and  the Virgin Islands; and a summary of this year's essay on using data to craft better policies for children and families.

January 1, 2009

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Detention Reform and Girls

Challenges and Solutions

Report

This report examines the complex personal and social backdrop for girls in the delinquency system and looks at how girls are tracked at various key points in the juvenile justice process. By mapping how girls end up in the system, this report provides recommendations for gender-responsive detention reform.

January 1, 2005

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A Family for Every Child

Strategies to Achieve Permanence for Older Foster Children and Youth

Report

Part of the Family to Family Tools for Rebuilding Foster Care series. The research highlighted in this publication identifies successful programs, policies, and strategies that have been helping older children find permanent families; as well as how lessons learned from programs and policy changes can be distilled into action steps.

January 1, 2005

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Back on Track

Transforming Virginia's Child Welfare System

Report

A collaboration between the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Commonwealth of Virginia decreased the number of children in foster care and reduced the state’s overreliance on congregate care. This case study describes the effort that successfully introduced a family-centered child welfare practice model, increased both permanency rates and access to community-based care, and reduced overall spending.

January 1, 2010

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Indiana Child Welfare

Improving Practice to Improve Outcomes

Report

Using a unique consulting approach, the Annie E. Casey Foundation collaborated with the State of Indiana to drastically refocus its child welfare practice. This case study outlines the reform efforts undertaken by Indiana with Casey's guidance, helping the state build one of the nation's stronger child welfare systems.

January 1, 2012

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