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Our Children Are Watching: What Are We Teaching Them?

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What will it take to end racism, bigotry and ethnic hatred in America? Patrick McCarthy, Casey Foundation president & CEO, offers strategies to help children and youth embrace a more equitable and inclusive society.

Posted August 18, 2017

Rate of 2-Year-Olds Immunized Jumps 56% in Six Years

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month — and the latest immunization rates reported on the KIDS COUNT Data Center indicate that there’s cause to celebrate. That’s because 75% of 2-year-olds across the country were immunized in 2015.

Posted August 16, 2017

Because It Counts: Tools for Ensuring an Accurate 2020 Census

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As the 2020 U.S. census approaches, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights has produced a series of fact sheets and data tables to encourage an accurate record of people most often missed by the decennial count.

Posted August 12, 2017

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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,