U.S. Child Population Grows and Changes: 74 Million Kids to Shape Future of More Diverse America

…to meet their children’s needs. Tear down obstacles faced by kids of color. Every child has ... The Annie E. Casey Foundation today urged policymakers and child advocates to prioritize policies ... that would expand opportunity for America’s 74 million children, noting measurable but still inadequate ... progress over the past three decades to ensure all children can realize their full potential. The 30th

June 17, 2019

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New Directory Aims to Keep Families Together During Recovery

…identifies more than 360 residential programs that care for parents and children in the same facility ... : to keep families together during recovery. When mothers and children receive specialized treatment ... together, “the maternal bond is maintained, children thrive and mothers are motivated to achieve long ... ; and the elimination of expenses related to more children entering the welfare system. The directory is a living

June 16, 2019

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Reflections on Applying Principles of Equitable Evaluation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation enlisted WestEd to conduct four evaluations over a two-year period. This document revisits WestEd’s work and the authors’ broader experiences conducting research and evaluation studies. Along the way, readers will explore three basic questions: What is equitable evaluation? How can it be applied? And: What have the authors learned about implementing equitable evaluation principles?

June 12, 2019

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New Tool Kit Helps Child Welfare Leaders Utilize Data to Support Expectant and Parenting Youth

…Being a parent is hard at any age, but it can be even harder for younger moms and dads. And harder ... leaders — ranging from child welfare to education to juvenile justice — need reliable data ... Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative: “Data on expectant and parenting youth ... in foster care and their children are often not collected or analyzed in a systematic way.” To help

June 2, 2019

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Expectant and Parenting Youth in Foster Care

Systems Leaders Data Tool Kit

…Expectant and parenting youth in foster care — and their children — often have contact ... and as they transition into adulthood — and to prevent their children from becoming involved with the child welfare ... on expectant and parenting youth in foster care. The end goal? A better, brighter future for these families ... ;— including representatives from Chapin Hall, Child Trends, Connecticut Department

June 2, 2019

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Leadership Program Helps Health Advocates Connect More Kids and Families to Medicaid

…. “Through the tireless work of child health policy advocates, hundreds of thousands of children ... Members from the second class of the Children’s Health Leadership Network have completed ... , where states have long struggled to help children achieve key healthy milestones. These teams &mdash ... were children, including tens of thousands of children who were previously uninsured. The Kentucky

May 30, 2019

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Cheryl Washington on Rebuilding East Baltimore and its Future

Lisa Hamilton, president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, talks with Cheryl Washington, president and CEO of East Baltimore Development Inc., a nonprofit charged with overseeing the transformation of a disinvested neighborhood in Baltimore. Their conversation explores how the community has evolved so far, how residents shaped the project in unexpected ways and what other cities should know about tackling large-scale urban renewal work.

May 29, 2019

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Helping Kids of Equal Talent Grow Into Equally Successful Students and Adults

Children who struggle early in school can change course and ultimately succeed as students ... interventions — a disadvantage that rings true for many children of color and kids from low-income ... % of Asian students had graduated from college during this same time span. “When children of privilege ... children of color have access to them.” Born to Win, Schooled to Lose underscores the power

May 29, 2019

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