Data

RESOURCE: kidsdata.org

Kidsdata.org provides a tool for assessing community needs, setting priorities, tracking progress, preparing grant proposals, and making program and policy decisions. Users easily can find and customize more than 500 data measures of child health and well-being, sorted by topic, region, or demographic group. Data are available for every county, city, school district, and legislative district in California, and many measures include national comparisons. Kidsdata.org has compiled a...

New study finds positive childhood experiences are crucial for adult health

Ways to Counter the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences: Groundbreaking research conducted in the 1990s found that the greater number of negative childhood experiences a person had, the more likely they were to experience poor health outcomes later in life such as heart disease, liver disease, and cancer. A new study published in the journal Child Abuse and Neglect has found that positive experiences, such as having a teacher who cares about them, can buffer against these negative...

RESOURCE: A Guide to Serve and Return: How Your Interaction with Children Can Build Brains

Young children develop in an environment of relationships. Responsive interactions between children and the people who care for them—also known as serve and return interactions—help children grow and reach their full potential. This guide from Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child explains what serve and return interactions are, why they're crucial for a child's development, and how to participate in them. Find the guide at ...

REPORT: Children Living in High-Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods

Children Living in High-Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods, a new KIDS COUNT® data snapshot was released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Using the latest data available from the U.S. Census Bureau, the snapshot examines where concentrated poverty has worsened across the country, despite a long period of national economic expansion. While California has seen some improvement since the last snapshot was released in 2012, there are still more than 1.1 million children living in...

Reports on Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in 2018

In 2018, babies continued to be the age group most at risk for poverty, and the uninsured rate for children under 19 increased from 5.0% to 5.5%. Last week, the United States Census Bureau released two reports related to child well-being in the United States: Income and Poverty in the United States: 2018 https://www.census.gov/ library/publications/2019/ demo/p60-266.html Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2018 https://www.census.gov/ library/publications/2019/ demo/p60-267.html

Child poverty declines even as disparities persist among the nation’s youngest children

Article by Katherine Paschall and Jessical Dym Bartlett in the publication ChildTrends. September 12. 2019 The most recent Census data show a small decrease in the poverty rate among the overall U.S. population, from 12.3 percent in 2017 to 11.8 percent in 2018. Poverty rates were highest among infants and toddlers (birth through age 2), Black and Hispanic young children, and young children living in single parent-headed households—particularly female-headed households—relative to children...

New Research Analyzes State-Level Impact of USDA Proposal to End SNAP Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility [stateofobesity.org]

By The State of Obesity, September 8, 2019 A proposed rule from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that would eliminate the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)’s broad-based categorical eligibility (BBCE) would cause SNAP households in 39 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to lose program eligibility, according to an impact assessment conducted by Mathematica. The analysis, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, finds that...

Tools on Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development: A Protective Factor

Action Brief on Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development: A Protective Factor Enhanced knowledge of parenting strategies and child development is especially important as a protective factor against child abuse and neglect. Understanding what children can and cannot reasonably do at various developmental stages, and being able to effectively respond to and guide appropriate behavior, can decrease the likelihood of unrealistic expectations and frustration and reduce child maltreatment...

Building Community Resilience, Volume II

Building Community Resilience, Volume II: State of Readiness: System and Provider Abilities to Respond This second volume in the Strategies 2.0 toolkit series describes the organizational capacity needed for a shared approach to building community resilience within an organization or network. The tools in this volume will assist organizations to: Build a logic model to focus the work Assess their level of readiness to implement BCR efforts Identify the steps needed to increase readiness for...

Youth Thrive Survey Now Available FREE

The Youth Thrive Survey, which collects data on Protective and Promotive Factors data, is now available to all organizations free of charge! This valid and reliable web-based survey from the Center for the Study of Social Policy measures the presence, strength, and growth of the Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive Factors as proxy indicators of well-being. Co-designed with youth and young adults and taking less than 15 minutes to complete, the survey can be an effective tool for informing...

Infographic on toxic stress from Harvard Center on the Developing Child

Toxic stress is a very serious issue, but it is not the end of the story. Toxic stress doesn't have to lead to negative outcomes. No matter who you are, there are concrete actions you can take to help prevent the effects of toxic stress and support those who have experienced them. This new infographic from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child shows how individuals, communities, and policy-makers can lessen the burden of toxic stress: ...

Kids Count Data Book

The 30th edition of the KIDS COUNT® Data Book – a data study that is based on U.S. Census and other publicly available data, represents all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and is the most comprehensive annual report on child well-being – was recently released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. To read the full KIDS COUNT Data Book, visit www.aecf.org/databook

Data on Family Structure from kidsdata.org

Learn more about California children’s living arrangements by visiting the re-designed Family Structure topic. New and updated data include expanded information about family demographics and housing situations: -Households with and without children -Dual-parent and single-parent households -Cohabiting, same-sex and grandparent-led households -Housing situation such as living in a friend’s home or motel The first three sets of data are available for counties, cities, school districts, and...

RESOURCE: How to Implement Trauma-informed Care to Build Resilience to Childhood Trauma

This brief summarizes current research and promising practices for implementing TIC to support the well-being of children exposed to trauma and help them reach their full potential. The brief begins with an overview of the nature, prevalence, and impact of childhood trauma, followed by a discussion of related risk factors associated with poor child outcomes and protective factors that support resilience. In addition, we present a framework for understanding and implementing trauma-informed...

TRAINING: Partnerships to Support Our Kids - May 30, 2019

Please plan to come to this impactful training. You will examine data that will astound you, and exposes critical gaps we have in terms of services for some of our families in Yolo County. I CHALLENGE YOU TO BRING AT LEAST 5 COLLEAGUES FROM YOUR DISTRICT WITH YOU. I have viewed this presentation, and this is not one to miss! Who can I count on to be there and to bring a team? This training would not only be great for your special ed staff, but also nurses, social workers, site admin, etc.

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