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This report provides a clear blueprint for closing youth prisons and replacing them with community-based juvenile justice services. Readers will learn how this new system can hold youth accountable — without resorting to incarceration — while cultivating a young person’s strengths, interests and sense of belonging.
Officials in Minnesota have launched the Early Childhood Longitudinal Data System, an innovative information sharing system that integrates the state’s data on education, health and social services.
A new law will provide needed flexibility when it comes to federal spending to support children at risk of entering foster care. It couldn't have come soon enough.
In 2015-2016, 22% of children in the United States — more than 15.6 million kids total — report experiencing two or more adverse experiences.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released a five-part video training series, called “Engaging Kinship Caregivers” that is designed to help child welfare staff work more effectively with kinship caregivers.
Helping children and young people in foster care learn to manage their thoughts, emotions and energy is a two-part process. This is especially true when foster parents, kin and other caregivers are working with children who have experienced trauma.
A new Casey-funded study by the Center for State Child Welfare Data examines the reasons that teenagers exit out-of-home care and the variables influencing their path.
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The KIDS COUNT Data Book
See a detailed picture of how U.S. kids are faring. We rank states on overall child well-being, economic well-being, education, health and family and community factors.
What We Know
Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development helps communities and professionals find and fund proven programs that promote children’s health and development.
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.
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.
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.
Effectively serving girls are among the most difficult issues facing detention leaders. We offer a how-to guide to help administrators create needed reforms.
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,