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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Children of Incarcerated Parents, a Shared Sentence

The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities

…More than 5 million U.S. children have had a parent in jail or prison at some point in their lives ... . The incarceration of a parent can have as much impact on a child’s well-being as abuse or domestic violence ... . A Shared Sentence offers commonsense proposals to address the increased poverty and stress that children ... How children of incarcerated parents face unique challenges and stresses.

April 18, 2016

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Blog Post

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

Evidence-Based Practice

…Team Decision Making (TDM) is a promising child welfare strategy that involves children ... ;Providence Children and Youth Cabinet to implement and improve the platform before making it available ... Children’s ability to meet academic, social, emotional and physical milestones depends ... Developing and promoting evidence-based programs that support healthy youth development

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Double Jeopardy

How Third Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation

…About 16% of children who are not reading proficiently by the end of third grade do ... Children whose families live in poverty are usually deprived of early education and are more likely ... Children Not Graduating from High School by Age 19 ... a: Third-Grade Reading Test Scores, All Children b: Children Not Graduating High School by Third

January 1, 2012

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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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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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