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  • 01/23/14
    The State of America's Children® 2014 Report
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    This is a comprehensive compilation and analysis of the most recent and reliable national and state-by-state data on population, poverty, family structure, family income, health, nutrition, early childhood development, education, child welfare, juvenile justice, and gun violence. The report provides key child data showing alarming numbers of children at risk.
  • 11/13/13
    Strong Start For America’s Children Act Offers New Hope For Children Birth Through Five
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    The Strong Start for America's Children Act invests in and encourages expansions of high quality home visiting programs, Early Head Start, Head Start, child care, pre-K and quality kindergarten programs to reach poor and low-income children.
  • 09/19/13
    Child Poverty in America 2012 National Fact Sheet
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    This fact sheet highlights the new poverty data released by the U.S. Census Bureau for 2012. The number of children in poverty is 16.1 million, essentially unchanged from 2011. Children remain the poorest age group with over one in five children living in poverty in America.
  • 07/24/13
    Protect Children Not Guns 2013
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    CDF's Protect Children Not Guns 2013 is a compilation of the most recent and reliable national and state data on gun violence in America. This report provides the latest statistics on firearm deaths by race, age and manner; highlights state gun violence trends and efforts to prevent child access to guns; dispels common myths about guns; and outlines progress at the federal and state level since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In 2010, 2,694 children and teens died from guns in the United States—one child or teen every three hours and 15 minutes, seven every day, 51 every week for a year. More than six times as many children and teens—18,270—suffered nonfatal gun injuries as gun deaths in 2010. This is equal to one child or teen every 30 minutes, 50 every day, and 351 children and teens every week.
  • 07/22/13
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    Resources, including applications, operating principles, estimated budgets and program information for those interested in sponsoring a CDF Freedom Schools site.
  • 06/18/13
    SNAP Works for Children and America
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    The Supplemental Food and Nutrition Program (SNAP), formally called Food Stamps, serves children and families by providing targeted assistance to purchase food when they need help most. Since the worst recession in decades began in December 2007, millions of low and middle income parents have lost their jobs and the security of knowing their children would never go to sleep or to school hungry. While these parents work to get their family finances back on track, SNAP has served as a critical support in ensuring their children's daily nutritional needs are met.
  • 05/16/13
    2013 National Observance of Children's Sabbaths Manual
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    The 2013 National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths® manual is a resource to assist faith communities in planning a Children's Sabbath celebration in their place of worship. This year's theme "Pursuing Justice for Children and the Poor with Urgency and Persistence” will help guide participants to live up to the sacred charge to nurture and protect children and the poor, to equip members with new understanding about the huge threats facing children and democracy, and to join together as a place of worship and with other places of worship in your community and across our nation to ensure a level playing field for every child.
  • 04/24/13
    Protect Children, Not Guns: The Truth About Guns
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    This fact sheet counters popular misconceptions about guns, children and guns, and gun safety legislation.
  • 04/22/13
    Overview of President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Proposal
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    A breakdown and analysis of the President's 2014 budget proposal as it relates to children and families.
  • 04/01/13
    Children in the States Factsheets 2013
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    These factsheets provide basic stats and rankings regarding poverty, health, hunger, child welfare, early childhood development, education and youth at risk for children in the states.
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