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Child Maltreatment Rates Increase

…% of children under 5 were maltreated. See the Child Abuse and Neglect section of the KIDS COUNT Data Center ... In 2011, approximately 663,000 children experienced maltreatment (nine per 1,000 children). 40 ... % of these children were younger than 5, and 72% were younger than 11. While the overall population of children ages 0 ... to 4 remained constant, this group's representation among maltreated children rose by 11% between

May 2, 2013

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Casey Foundation to Policymakers: Don’t Backtrack on Gains for U.S. Children

…%. With the support of policies such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit, fewer children ... investments that are proving to help U.S. children become healthier, more likely to complete high school ... Data Book, which shows steady improvements in several areas of child well-being. Download, order ... for children and families nationwide and in several states. Ninety-five percent of U.S. children now have

June 13, 2017

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New Proposal Calls for Return on Investment in Federal Child Welfare Financing

…for child welfFare systems to support better outcomes for children and families while maintaining ... interested in improving outcomes for children and families served by state and local child welfare systems ... Restructuring of federal child welfare funds should improve kinship and family foster care, reduce ... , says a new proposal aimed at helping more kids grow up in families. "When Child Welfare Works

October 24, 2013

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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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Philadelphia Foreclosure Prevention Program Serves as Model

…was pretty much one foot outside my house and one foot inside,” says Rodriguez, a single parent who now ... priorities: to help stabilize vulnerable children and families. “There’s a physical stability ... monthly payments from $215 to $800. Falling behind on her bills, Rodriguez and her children went without

October 1, 2009

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Building the Evidence Base to Support Promising Programs

…Casey invests in increasing the supply and use of evidence-based programs within the child welfare ... -being, positive relationships and prosocial behavior of teens in the child welfare system.   Jobs ... for the Future aims to double the number of low-income youth and adults who complete post-secondary education ... youth who have dropped out of school on a path to postsecondary education.

November 19, 2013

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Three in 10 U.S. Kids are Overweight or Obese

…From 2015 to 2016, 31% of children ages 10 to 17 were categorized as overweight or obese ... % of girls). At the state level: Children living in the South and Rust Belt states are more likely ... with the highest rates of overweight or obese kids — 39% of children ages 10 to 17 fit this statistic ... . At the other end of the data spectrum sits Oregon, where just 16% of children are overweight or obese

January 30, 2018

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Rightsizing Congregate Care

A Powerful First Step in Transforming Child Welfare Systems

…;) for children and youth in child welfare systems. The strategy of reducing reliance on congregate care has ... In Maine, a child fatality within the system prompted dramatic reform. 200 children were ... better outcomes for children and families, strengthens neighborhoods through support of community-based ... In New York City, the number of children exiting the system to permanent families reduced

January 1, 2009

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Connecting Schools, Families & Communities

Stories and Results from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Education Investments

…between schools, communities and families. Schools are the gateway to best serving children. By promoting ...  the services and supports that are needed to ensure that children succeed in school and in life ... York—Youth Development Institute, New York, New York George Washington Community School ... , Indianapolis, Indiana Harlem Children’s Zone, New York, New York Project GRAD Atlanta—Communities

January 1, 2007

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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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