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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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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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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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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Early Warning! Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters

A KIDS COUNT Special Report on the Importance of Reading by 3rd Grade

…Millions of American children get to fourth grade without learning to read proficiently ... , and that puts them on the high school dropout track. The ability to read by third grade is critical to a child ... to the nation’s economy and its security. Children can succeed at advancing to a 3rd grade reading level ... The bottom line is that if we don

January 1, 2010

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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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Program Area

Leadership Development

…to achieve results that can make a brighter future for large numbers of children. We work with partners ... as a lever to drive large scale result for children and families ... Casey’s vision is that all children are able to reach their full potential in life regardless

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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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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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