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  • 08/22/12
    2012 National Observance of Children's Sabbaths Manual
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.
  • 03/01/12
    Analysis of President Obama’s FY 2013 Budget Proposal
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    A breakdown and analysis of the President's 2013 budget proposal as it relates to children and families.
  • 01/30/12
    Children In the States Factsheet 2012
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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.
  • 11/01/11
    Medicaid Works for Children and for America
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    Medicaid has provided hundreds of millions of children who are poor or have disabilities – many from communities of color – with comprehensive health coverage that enables them to become strong, productive members of society. Without Medicaid's strong protections, coverage guarantee and individualized health and mental health care, many of these children would become a financial burden on the U.S. taxpayer.
  • 10/11/11
    Child Poverty in America 2010 Fact sheet
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    This fact sheet highlights the new poverty data released by the U.S. Census Bureau for 2010. The number of children in poverty increased by 950,000 between 2009 and 2010, rising from 15.5 million to 16.4 million – or over one in five children in America.
  • 09/29/11
    The Impact of Rising Poverty on the Nation's Young Families and Their Children, 2000 – 2010
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    Earlier this month, the U.S. Census Bureau released its findings on the annual incomes, earnings, and poverty status of the nation's population in 2010. On the poverty front, the news was not good. For the third straight year in a row, the number of people of all ages living in poverty rose, reaching 46.2 million individuals in 2010, a record high number, equivalent to 15.1 percent of the national population.
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