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How Many Kids in the United States Are Living in Poverty?

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Across the United States, 14.1 million kids are living in poverty

Across the United States, 14.1 million kids are living in poverty, with nearly 45% — about 6.2 million in total — living in extreme poverty. Learn more facts and statistics on childhood poverty in America and child poverty rates here.

Posted July 10, 2018

Commentary Explores the Role of Technology in Evidence-Based Interventions

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Mother and father look at a tablet with their child

In a commentary for the journal Prevention Science, Casey's Cynthia Weaver and 3C Institute’s Melissa DeRosier share insights on uniting technology, program developers and community members to enhance data access for programs that are applying their interventions within large public systems.

Posted January 16, 2020

Reentry to Foster Care

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Reentry to Foster Care report cover

This report examines the risks of children returning to foster care after discharge and seeks to help child welfare agencies identify kids who might benefit from evidence-based interventions available through the Family First Prevention Services Act.

Posted January 12, 2020

Integrating Executive-Skills Building Into Workforce Programs

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Young people being trained for the workforce

New resources funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation offer insights on an approach to workforce development that seeks to strengthen young people’s executive skills — the cognitive abilities needed to set goals, develop plans and follow through on them.  

Posted January 12, 2020

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What We Know

Proven Programs for Youth

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development helps communities and professionals find and fund proven programs that promote children’s health and development.

Youth Incarceration Drops

The U.S. lock-up rate for young people is rapidly declining. Check out our infographic underscoring the sea change in youth confinement that is underway.

What is Permanence?

Every child needs and deserves to grow up in a safe, loving and nurturing family – a family whose support is unconditional and will last a lifetime.

Relative Caregivers on the Rise

One in 11 U.S. kids will live in kinship care at some point before the age of 18. What can we do to support relative caregivers to ensure that their children thrive.

Detention Reform for Girls

Effectively serving girls are among the most difficult issues facing detention leaders. We offer a how-to guide to help administrators create needed reforms.

First Eight Years are Critical

This KIDS COUNT policy report makes the case for investing in an integrated and comprehensive solution to meet the developmental needs of all children through age 8,