Single Parents Raising More Than a Third of U.S. Kids

…% of the country’s children — lived in single-parent families. Compared with kids in married ... and national level — in the KIDS COUNT Data Center. Children in single-parent families Children ... that single-parent households are growing more common across America. In 2014, 25 million kids — 35 ... -couple families, kids raised by one parent are more likely to drop out of school, have or cause a teen

December 11, 2015

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The Promise and Challenge of Mentoring High-Risk Youth

Findings from the National Faith-Based Initiative

…programs aimed at supporting older, high-risk youth. Readers will explore data-driven findings, moves ... to make and challenges to consider when designing similar programs that connect caring adults with youth ... How to mentor older, high-risk youth. ... How to build a successful mentorship program for high-risk youth.

March 1, 2004

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Maltreatment of Youth in U.S. Juvenile Corrections Facilities

An Update on Juvenile Correctional Facility Violence

…on the widespread maltreatment of youth in state-funded juvenile corrections facilities. It tells of high rates ... confined youth have been subject to widespread abuse. The four-year update is in — and the news ... How a majority of states are mistreating youth in state-funded juvenile corrections facilities. ... Why confining justice-involved youth is a bad idea.

June 24, 2015

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Proportion of American Parents Without Health Insurance Hits Five-Year Low

…and education. Research also tells us that when a parent lacks health insurance, their children are more likely ... ; in the KIDS COUNT Data Center. Children 18 and below without health insurance Children who have a parent ... , with parental uninsured rates of 3%. Today, in America, 11 million children live in families with uninsured ... , a lack of health insurance can negatively impact a child’s development, overall health

February 3, 2017

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No Place for Kids

The Case for Reducing Juvenile Incarceration

…Backed with an array of research, the case against America’s youth prisons ... An international comparision found that American's youth custody rates are nearly 5 times ... A 1-day snapshot showed 26% of delinquent youth in residential programs were ... Youth locked inside our nation's deep-end juvenile justice facilities are overwhelmingly

October 4, 2011

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Two Out of Three Kids in America Are Living With Both Parents

children residing with unmarried parents, one in four kids live with a parent and their cohabiting partner ... COUNT Data Center: Children in single-parent families Children living with cohabiting domestic ... partners Children in the care of grandparents Child population by household type ... Two out of three children in America are living in a married-couple household, according to 2016

November 7, 2017

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Children Who Are Adopted by Relatives on the Rise

…, approximately 51,000 children from the child welfare system were adopted. Young children, ages birth to 5 (58 ... Data Center: Children in child welfare system who have been adopted Children in child welfare ... system who have been adopted by age group Children in child welare system who have been adopted by pre ... -adoptive relationship with adoptive parents Children in child welfare system who have been adopted by race

September 4, 2015

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10 Key Resources for Child Welfare Professionals

Child welfare professionals play a critical role in helping children and families thrive ... to help child welfare professionals, caregivers and systems better serve youth who are in or exiting from ... resources aimed at helping child welfare stakeholders better understand and support LGBTQ youth ... . The resources listed below — selected by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Child Welfare Strategy

May 1, 2018

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Event Highlights Results From New York City’s Close to Home Initiative

…President and CEO Patrick McCarthy recently spoke about how youth prisons fail kids — and how ... with other states, other cities around the country.” Launched in 2012, Close to Home moved city youth ... and investing in community alternatives that keeping youth in their families and communities — enables ... the consequences for their actions. Learn more about Casey’s work to close and replace youth prisons

March 19, 2018

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Youth Correctional Leaders Launch Campaign to Close Juvenile Prisons

…of the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families and Phyllis Becker, the former ... to close the nation’s remaining youth prisons and replace them with more effective interventions ... . The members of the newly formed Youth Correctional Leaders for Justice (YCLJ) — supported by the Annie E ... officials and advocates working to end the youth prison model. They will share their expertise in shutting

April 10, 2019

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