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  • 01/03/13
    Protect Children, Not Guns 2013: Key Facts
    The Protect Children, Not Guns 2013 factsheet provides key facts of the most recent and reliable national and state data on gun violence in America. A child or teen dies or is injured from guns every 30 minutes. 18,270 children and teens died or were injured from guns in 2010.
  • 12/03/12
    Protect Medicaid for Children
    Medicaid is a lean, efficient, and popular program that enables children to become healthy, productive, taxpaying members of society. Without Medicaid’s strong protections, coverage guarantee and individualized health and mental health coverage, many children would go uninsured, increasing short and long term costs for states and local communities. As our nation’s leaders make critical decisions about America’s economic future, Medicaid -- which provides comprehensive health and mental health coverage for millions of children -- must remain exempt from cuts or structural changes that would undermine its critical protections.
  • Portrait of Inequality 11/13/12
    Portrait of Inequality 2012 - Black Children in America
    CDF produced "Portrait of Inequality 2012", a report showing the gross inequalities facing Black children compared to White children, across all critical indicators of wellbeing.
  • Portrait 11/13/12
    Portrait of Inequality 2012 - Hispanic Children in America
    The economic crisis of the last five years has pushed Hispanic children and youth deeper and deeper into an abyss of poverty, hunger, homelessness and despair. Hispanic children and youth continue to face multiple risks from birth and throughout life that increase the danger of their becoming part of the Cradle to Prison Pipeline® crisis that leads to dead end lives.
  • GAP Report 11/01/12
    Making It Work: Using the Guardianship Assistance Program (GAP) to Close the Permanency Gap for Children in Foster Care
    This report finds that children with relative guardians are benefiting from the Title IV-E Guardianship Assistance Program. The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 established the federal Title IV-E Guardianship Assistance Program (GAP). It gives states the option of providing ongoing financial assistance with federal support through Title IV-E GAP for children who leave foster care for guardianship with a relative caregiver. The report examines the benefits of Title IV-E GAP and best practices in states implementing GAP. With the support of Casey Family Programs, this report was a collaborative effort between the American Bar Association (ABA) Center on Children and the Law, Casey Family Programs, Child Focus, Child Trends, Children’s Defense Fund, and Generations United. The report includes a fact sheet and narrative report on each of the states.
  • 08/22/12
    2012 National Observance of Children's Sabbaths Manual
    The 2012 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.
  • SOACsmall 07/22/12
    The State of America's Children® 2012 Handbook
    The State of America’s Children® Handbook provides key national information in a range of areas, as well as state tables showing how children in your state are faring and how your state compares to other states in protecting children. A more comprehensive version will be posted on the web as new data becomes available later this year as part our State of America's Children® annual report.
  • 04/13/12
    Increasing Access to Full-Day K
    CDF Position Statement on Access to Full-Day Kindergarten
  • 03/26/12
    Trends in the Levels and Distribution of the Annual Incomes Among Young Families, 1973 to 2010: Deteriorating Real Incomes Amidst Steeply Rising Inequality
    Among the most important indicators of the economic well-being of families is their annual real (inflation adjusted) income. The annual incomes reported in this research brief include all cash income received by all family members 16 and older in the form of wages and salaries, self-employment income, interest, rents, dividends, cash public income transfers (unemployment insurance, TANF benefits, disability payments, Social Security payments, general relief), alimony, child support, and private pensions.
  • 03/23/12
    Protect Children, Not Guns 2012
    CDF's Protect Children, Not Guns 2012 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 explains the significance of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on gun ownership.
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