Kids Count 2019: A Rising Tide, Maine’s Meteoric Rise, and Children of Color Still Left Behind
Child well-being has improved nationwide since the start of this decade, according to the 2019 Kids Count Databook released recently by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. But it’s especially better in Maine.
Senate Finance Bill in Works to Kill Federal Foster Care Income Test, Ease Transition to Family First Act
Two Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee plan to introduce major legislation that would unchain federal foster care dollars from a decades-old income test, and ease the transition toward the Family First Prevention Services Act, Youth Services Insider has learned.
The Right Investments in Young Adult Parents Can Make America Stronger
Stressful times push people to the limits. For many young people, stress comes from tuition bills, roommates who are late on rent, and job interviews that might have gone better with the right degree or certificate in hand.
Every Family Deserves the Benefit of the Doubt
Every family enjoys its stories. Several years ago, mine had its “Home Alone” moment. My brother, his wife and their two children were visiting my parents in New Jersey. They agreed to head out to dinner – in two cars – to a restaurant about 45 minutes away.
Kids Count 2013: Gains in Graduation, Persistent Income Problems After Recession
The number of children living with unemployed parents continued to remain high even as the nation moved out of a recession and the number of students graduating on time increased significantly, according to data revealed today in the 2013 version of the Annie E.