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Considering Culture

Report

This case study examines the role of culture in informing and enhancing efforts to level life’s playing field for children of color. Readers will learn how organizations are applying evidence-based practices in culturally relevant ways and how local programs are adopting nontraditional approaches to successfully serve communities of color. 

Considering Culture is the fourth installment in a five-part Race for Results case study series. 

 

Posted April 25, 2017

Using Integrated Data Systems to Improve Child Welfare Outcomes

Brief

This case study is one in series of briefs that show how to invest in and use integrated data systems (IDS) in local jurisdictions to improve policies, programs and practice. This brief discusses the improved outcomes for children in foster care being created by the states of Wisconsin and Washington through the strategic use of integrated data from their child-focused systems: child welfare, child support enforcement and Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF).

Posted April 25, 2017

Using Integrated Data Systems to Strengthen Collective Impact in Out-Of-School Programs

Brief

This case study is one in a series of briefs that show how to invest in and use integrated data systems (IDS) in local jurisdictions to improve policies, programs and practice. This brief presents out-of-school collective impact initiatives in North Carolina and Texas and their use of data from a local IDS to improve educational outcomes for their enrollees and allocate resources more effectively.   

Posted April 25, 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,