What is Foster Care?

…to raise a child. By law, children are supposed to have contact with family — their parents, brothers ... are key features of any child welfare system, in some communities too many children are placed in group ... foster care? Who decides that a child needs to be in foster care? Typically, children come ... or Latinos are. The reasons that children of color are disproportionately represented in some child welfare

June 6, 2019

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Juvenile Justice

…The Foundation’s juvenile justice reform agenda is designed to improve the odds that at-risk youth ... youth and relies more on proven, family-focused interventions that create opportunities for positive ... youth development. This is how we are addressing the issue: ... process — by reducing overreliance on temporary confinement for youth awaiting their court dates.

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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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Family First Prevention Services Act Will Change the Lives of Children in Foster Care

…for those children who cannot remain with their birth families. The Foundation's Child Welfare Strategy ... into the budget bill that we think will have a major positive effect on the lives of children. The final spending ... focused on the well-being of children, and both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, have expressed ... the Foundation named for his mother to focus on a powerful truth: children do best in families. FFPSA is one

February 12, 2018

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Atlanta Civic Site

…;s children. Engaging parents in their child’s education. Helping parents and other residents ... . Children in Neighborhood Planning Unit V, where we work, fare even worse, with half living in poverty ... for children and families. Through the Dunbar Learning Complex, providing kids with effective teachers ... , social and emotional care — and helping parents become actively involved in their child

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2014 State Data Books from the KIDS COUNT Network

…in caring for their children and help children get on track for lifelong success. With our support, many ... organizations have released a state fact or data book: Advocates for Children of New Jersey New Jersey Kids ... Count 2014 Colorado Children's Campaign 2014 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! KIDS COUNT in Delaware Fact ... Factbook South Dakota KIDS COUNT 2013 South Dakota Factbook U.S. Virgin Islands Kids Count Children

May 15, 2014

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Who Is Generation Z?

…, which function as barriers to future success. Children born to teen mothers tend to have poorer academic ... KIDS COUNT Data Book shares state-level and national statistics on child well-being in the wake

June 21, 2016

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Lifelong Families Model Shows Early Success

…components to help children in the child welfare system move toward lifelong families as quickly as possible ... model in 2005, the number of children and youth who achieve permanence within 18 months has steadily ... foster children have experienced. Of the children and youth in the care of Casey Family Services ... of Hartford, Connecticut. Their yard provides ample space for their children and three exuberant dogs to romp

March 27, 2012

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Connecticut City Launches Local Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

…At the YWCA in New Britain, Connecticut, a city of 70,000 near Hartford, young children&rsquo ... children to concepts of print. Parents can take English as a second language, literacy, and GED classes ... while their children are in care and then spend time sharing stories with their infants, toddlers ... to help parents foster language and reading skills in their children. Boosting children’s literacy

February 15, 2011

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