Program Area

Community Change

…The communities where children live can have a significant impact on where they go and what they do ... Building supportive communities that offer children and adults a range of educational and economic ... High-quality early child care and education are key to healthy development but out of reach for too ... The success of children and their parents is intertwined. Programs promoting kids’ health

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More Children in Foster Care Raised by Relatives in 2011

…In 2011, there were about 400,000 children in foster care. Of these, 47% were placed in nonrelative ... , the percentage of children living with state-supervised kin rose by 8%, while the use of group homes declined ... by 22%. Virginia, Kentucky and South Carolina had the lowest rates 7% of children in foster care ... of the KIDS COUNT Data Center to access data for the nation, states and the District of Columbia: Children

May 1, 2013

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America’s Child and Teen Mortality Rate Is Moving in Right Direction

…In 2015, there were 25 child and teen deaths for every 100,000 children living in America ... the highest (43 deaths per 100,000 children). A broad range of factors — including a child&rsquo ... % of children who passed away between the ages of 15 and 19 died because of an accident, homicide or suicide ... — with motor vehicle accidents listed as the primary cause. At the state-level, the child and teen

January 2, 2018

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One in Five Children is Food Insecure in 2010

…for cities) Children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment Low-income ... In 2010, more than one in five U.S. children lived in households that were food insecure at some ... point during the year. This represents 17 million children and an increase of 3.7 million children since ... . Children living in households that were food insecure at some point during the year (not available

July 12, 2013

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2017 Race for Results

Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

Children. The Race for Results report described the disproportionate barriers facing children of color ... our children have a fair chance to thrive. Race for Results was our first report to measure how ... children from different racial backgrounds — African-American, American Indian, Asian and Pacific ... to generate a composite index score for children of every race in every state. The Casey Foundation made

October 24, 2017

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Why Income Inequality Hurts Kids and Families

…and their children. The Growing Divide For three decades after World War II, low- and middle-income families saw ... the last 40 years. If anything, it has declined. Children born to families at the lower end of the income ... countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany and France. In the United States, children born to parents ... in the lowest fifth of the income scale are quite likely (42%) to end up there as adults. Similarly, children

March 11, 2014

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The Road to Success

Summary of Life-Skills Activities and Principles

…, developing goals with each child and youth to build life skills, and designing individualized strategies ... , provided child welfare services for 30 years. Casey divisions operated in the six New England states ... the years, Casey has gained experience and knowledge in helping youth acquire the life skills they need ... to lead healthy and productive lives. The hallmark of Casey's work to help foster youth address

January 1, 2006

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Child Poverty Declines After Peaking in 2011

…years, at which point one out of every five children lived in poverty. Although the child poverty rate ... in poverty as white and Asian children. States With the Largest Drops in Child Poverty Rates ... After the Great Recession, the nation's child poverty rate increased steadily, peaking at 23 ... states have maintained the same rate, and New Jersey and Delaware saw their rates increase. Child

September 16, 2016

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Prosecutors Speak on Juvenile Justice Reform

…on rehabilitation” as a primary juvenile justice goal. They acknowledged that youth are different from adults ... highlights their concerns about the number of youth who get caught up in the juvenile justice system instead ... are especially important for youth who come from dysfunctional homes,” an outlook that runs the risk ... of baking in implicit biases and exacerbating racial and ethnic disparities in how youth are sanctioned

March 2, 2017

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