Child Welfare Research Data & Publications
Thanksgiving is a time when many Americans pause to be grateful for all we have. In the current economic downturn when the gap between rich and poor is at the highest level since the Great Depression and the unemployment rate is 10.2 percent, millions of our neighbors, including many families with children, are struggling hard to count their blessings.
In April 2005, a group of scholars at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services published a policy brief on "National Security and U.S. Child Health Policy: The Origins and Continuing Role of Medicaid and EPSDT."
The Children's Defense Fund's written statement on the hearing on the implementation of Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act before the Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support of the Committee on Ways and Means U.S. House of Representatives
Hundreds of thousands of our nation's children are being funneled down life paths that lead to arrest, conviction, incarceration and even death. The urgent challenge for each of us and for our nation is to prevent this waste of our children's lives and of our nation's capabilities and future.
Nationally, one in three Black boys and one in six Latino boys born in 2001 are at risk of going to prison during their lifetimes. Although boys are more than five times as likely to be incarcerated as girls, the number of girls in the juvenile justice system is significant and growing.
Dear President Obama: My name is Jade Windon, 7th grade student at McDonogh 42 Charter School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. President, I write to you expressing how many of our lives continue to be affected today by the storm that happened almost four years ago. Hurricane Katrina devastated the lives of everyone here and in the Gulf Coast region.
Q&A that provides information about Kinship Navigator programs and a brief overview of the programs already underway in some states.
The Children's Defense Fund and Generations United created a Questions and Answers document about the new Family Connections Grants (FCG) from the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2009.
On June 23, 2009, CDF submitted written testimony to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support in support of H.R. 2667, the Early Support for Families Act, which represents a significant step forward in establishing and expanding quality, evidence-based home visiting programs that can reach hundreds of thousands of children.
Q&A about the new Family Connections Grants from the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2009