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Launch of the 2021 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book

Kentucky Youth Advocates has launched the 31st edition of the Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book! The 2021 County Data Book examines data disaggregated by race/ethnicity, the impacts of systemic racial injustice on children and families, and solutions to advance racial equity so that every child can thrive. The publication features the latest data on 17 measures of child well-being, showing whether outcomes for children across the commonwealth have improved, worsened, or stayed the same over a five-year period. [...]

5 Considerations for Your Child’s Education

If we are honest, there are a lot of things to be stressed about when we think about how our kids are doing after enduring a clear disruption to their schooling. But before you let the panic pile on, here are some things families should consider concerning their child's academic success post-pandemic: 1. Your child has been through a very difficult time and may be experiencing academic fatigue. Although there may be some anxiety concerning [...]

By |2021-07-15T13:42:30-04:00July 13th, 2021|Blog, Education, Health, Race Equity|

Kentucky Progress on Child and Family Well-Being Jeopardized by Pandemic

CONTACT: Mara Powell mpowell@kyyouth.org Kentucky Progress on Child and Family Well-Being Jeopardized by Pandemic Data Across 50 States Show Continued Challenges, But Hopes for Recovery Remain, Annie E. Casey Foundation Finds LOUISVILLE, KY – Kentucky was showing measurable, though slow, progress on family economic well-being and child health coverage immediately before the COVID-19 pandemic but was falling short on curbing youth obesity and having 3- and 4-year-olds in early childhood programs, according to the 2021 KIDS COUNT® [...]

KIDS COUNT Data Point of the Month: Collected Child Support

All children need basic necessities, such as food and clothing, and child support payments provide a critical means for custodial parents to meet these needs. Child support payments are an important resource for many families and contribute to family self-sufficiency and economic stability. For many low-income families headed by a single parent, these payments serve as a survival tool to make ends meet. Research strongly suggests that child support improves numerous aspects of child well-being. [...]

By |2014-05-28T18:51:42-04:00May 28th, 2014|Blog, Economic Security|

New KIDS COUNT County Level Rankings on Child Well-Being Reveal Need for Smart Investments in KY Kids

Contact: Andrea Bennett abennett@kyyouth.org 502-381-1178 Jeffersontown, KY – The 2013 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book, released today by Kentucky Youth Advocates highlights the need for smart investments to ensure kids in all counties have the best opportunity to thrive in childhood and succeed as adults. This is the 23nd annual release of the Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book, part of the Kentucky KIDS COUNT project. The KIDS COUNT project monitors progress for Kentucky's [...]

By |2013-12-10T00:00:48-05:00December 10th, 2013|News Room|

Introducing the new and improved KIDS COUNT Data Center

Monday not only marked the public release of the 2013 National KIDS COUNT Data Book, it also included the unveiling of the new and improved KIDS COUNT Data Center by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The Data Center is now easier to use, featuring an improved search tool, easier tools to make maps and charts, and better ways to customize and share materials on social media. For those not familiar with the KIDS COUNT Data [...]

Can we commit to a ten percent plan?

Yesterday’s blog post focused on some of the new Kentucky data portrayed in the 2013 National KIDS COUNT Data Book released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. I pointed out some of the child well-being indicators our state is moving backwards on and the fact that not all of the apparent good news is all good news. Given that we have a lot of room for improvement, I wondered what child well-being in the Commonwealth [...]

By |2013-06-25T12:52:12-04:00June 25th, 2013|Blog, Child Welfare & Safety, Economic Security, Education, Health|

Good news, bad news for Kentucky’s kids

The 2013 National KIDS COUNT Data Book released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation paints a fairly comprehensive picture of how Kentucky’s children and youth are faring and tells us whether Kentucky has been moving in the right direction on important indicators of child well-being. The Data Book measures child well-being through 16 indicators, with 4 indicators in each of these 4 domains: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community. What is quickly [...]

By |2013-06-24T16:56:40-04:00June 24th, 2013|Blog, Child Welfare & Safety, Economic Security, Education, Health|

Kentucky Ranks 34th in Child Well-Being according to National KIDS COUNT Report

Jeffersontown, KY – Kentucky ranks 34th in the nation on overall child well-being, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book. The Data Book shows that kids and families in the Commonwealth gained in the areas of education and health, but more and more families are struggling due to poverty and financial insecurity. “The good news is that we are making positive and substantial strides in many areas. The take away question [...]

By |2013-06-24T06:51:34-04:00June 24th, 2013|News Room|

Do You Believe in Miracles?

Which of these are more likely to happen: Mitch McConnell donning his best tux for the private screening of Ashley Judd’s new movie; John Calapari sporting his new gear celebrating the Cards’ smashing NCAA championship run; or Senior officials from the Kentucky Department of Education and the Jefferson County Schools agreeing with Kentucky Youth Advocates on alternative programs? Until a couple of weeks ago, I actually thought the first two scenarios were more likely! On [...]

By |2013-04-29T11:16:41-04:00April 29th, 2013|Blog, Education, Health, Youth Justice|
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