Too Many Kids in U.S. Child Welfare Systems Not Living in Families

On any given night, about 57,000 children under the care of our nation’s child welfare systems are going to bed without the care and comfort of a family. In its latest KIDS COUNT policy report, Every Kid Needs a Family: Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success, the Foundation highlights this and other sobering statistics that point to the urgent need to ensure, through sound policies and proven practices, that everything possible is being done to find loving, nurturing and supported families to help raise more of these children.

May 19, 2015

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Policy and Practice Recommendations

This report identifies 24 policy and practice recommendations for lawmakers to consider as they work to improve the lives of youth moving through and out of foster care. It is a product of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.      

April 26, 2015

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Measuring Access to Opportunity in the United States

KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot

This KIDS COUNT data snapshot illustrates how outdated methods measuring poverty in the United States are giving an inaccurate picture of how families are really faring and what public programs are actually working. The brief introduces the more accurate Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM). 

February 25, 2015

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KIDS COUNT Webinar Recording: Creating Opportunity for Families

The Casey Foundation hosted a Nov. 12 webinar on our new KIDS COUNT policy report, Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach. The session highlighted ways the public, nonprofit and private sectors can work together to help equip the 10 million low-income families with young children in the United States with the tools they need to move out of poverty and thrive.

November 13, 2014

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Nov. 12 Webinar to Highlight New KIDS COUNT Policy Report

The Casey Foundation will host a Nov. 12 webinar to discuss our new policy report, Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach. This session will focus on ways the public, nonprofit and private sectors can work together to help equip the 10 million low-income families with young children in the United States with the tools they need to move out of poverty and thrive.

November 7, 2014

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