Child Welfare Research Data & Publications
"In America, millions of low-income families struggle each month to obtain a minimally adequate diet. In 2006, 12.6 million children and 22.9 million adults lived in households struggling against hunger, and those numbers are expected to grow amid a weakening economy..."
"What happens to the children of a single mother who becomes so disabled by mental illness or substance abuse that she can't take care of them? Or to the children of a parent who gets killed in a car accident? Who takes care of the children when both parents are called up for military duty overseas?.."
Cradle to Prison Pipeline Campaign Discussion Guide, Case Studies from the Pipeline with discussion questions
Key immediate action steps for individuals, families, communities, organizations and government agencies to protect and reroute children from the pipeline.
The past year has been a tumultuous and uncertain one for many Americans. Each day's headlines brought worrisome news: the collapse of Wall Street; massive home and job losses; and a spreading global economic crisis. We all felt enormous fear and insecurity for our family's and children's futures...
"Beloved educator, entertainer, and author Dr. Bill Cosby is a man on a mission: turning the Black community around. It's the key theme of his new book, Come On People: On the Path from Victims to Victors, co-authored with Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint...."
"At the national summit on the Cradle to Prison Pipeline® Crisis convened by the Children's Defense Fund at Howard University in September, we had the opportunity to hear from a number of national experts about solutions that are working to keep at-risk children off the track to prison and on the path to success....."
This CDF report documents America's Cradle to Prison Pipeline, an urgent national crisis at the intersection of poverty and race that puts Black boys at a one in three lifetime risk of going to jail, and Latino boys at a one in six lifetime risk of the same fate.
Kinship care state fact sheet for grandparents and other relatives raising children. Provides information on state-specific data, public policies, and local resources and programs for kinship families.
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