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Team Decision Making Case Study

A discussion of the importance of engaging family, friends and community in child welfare decisions regarding child removal, reunification and placement.

March 5, 2014

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Teen Birth Rate at Historic Low

The teen birth rate in 2012 marks a historic low. Of the 4 million births that occurred that year, 305,000 were to teens between the ages of 15 and 19. Between 1990 and 2012, the teen birth rate was halved from 60 births per 1,000 teens to 29 births per 1,000 teens.

Published July 30, 2014

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U.S. Child Population Increasingly More Diverse

In 2013, there were 74 million children living in the United States, comprising 23% of the nation’s total population. As the child population grew from 1990 and 2013, moving from 64 million to 74 million, it also became more diverse racially and ethnically.

Published July 30, 2014

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La 25ª Edición del Libro de Datos KIDS COUNT Destaca las Mejoras Desde 1990

Los cambios en políticas nacionales y estatales han resultado en cambios positivos para los niños desde el primer Libro de Datos en 1990, sin embargo más niños viven en áreas de alta pobreza y familias monoparentales ahora, según el reporte sobre el bienestar de los niños de la Fundación en 2014.

Published July 21, 2014

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Proven Programs for Youth

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development helps communities and professionals find and fund proven programs that promote children’s health and development.

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Youth Incarceration Drops

The U.S. lock-up rate for young people is rapidly declining. Check out our infographic underscoring the sea change in youth confinement that is underway.

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What is Permanence?

Every child needs and deserves to grow up in a safe, loving and nurturing family – a family whose support is unconditional and will last a lifetime.

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Relative Caregivers on the Rise

One in 11 U.S. kids will live in kinship care at some point before the age of 18. What can we do to support relative caregivers to ensure that their children thrive.

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Detention Reform for Girls

Effectively serving girls are among the most difficult issues facing detention leaders. We offer a how-to guide to help administrators create needed reforms.

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First Eight Years are Critical

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, 

Stories From the Field

Network Helps Communities Improve Third Grade Reading

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Today, more than 140 cities, counties and towns are part of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, a community of places with comprehensive, locally owned plans to improve school readiness, reduce chronic absence and promote summer learning to put students on track for third grade reading success. One of these communities is Providence, Rhode Island.

It is really important to me that we are successful in educating our kids," says Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, who was encouraged by a school teacher to pursue his dream to become a layer. "I see the children in our schools and they remind me of what a lifeline education was for me.