Recent Publications

Health Reform Gearing Up for 2014

Some provisions of the ACA have already gone into effect, bringing relief to millions of children and young adults. Even so, both children and young adults have a lot to gain in 2014 when the ACA is fully implemented.

The Importance of Children's Health Coverage: Research and Stories from Working Californians

A report provided by CDF-CA that contains research findings about the impact of health insurance on children, statements from working California parents about the positive impact of health insurance on their children and families and real stories of a few of California's many children who lack coverage

GrandFacts DC 2010.pdf

Kinship care state fact sheet for grandparents and other relatives raising children in the District of Columbia. Provides information on district-specific data, public policies, and local resources and programs for kinship families.

GrandFacts Iowa 2010.pdf

Kinship care state fact sheet for grandparents and other relatives raising children in Iowa. Provides information on state-specific data, public policies, and local resources and programs for kinship families.

Tapping Title I: What Every School Administrator Should Know About Title I, Pre-K and School Reform

Pew Center on the States report on Title I funding, Pre-K and school reform.

education

State of America's Children 2011.

Child Poverty in America 2012

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.

Questions and Answers about the Family Connections Grants from the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2009

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.

GrandFacts Montana 2010.pdf

Kinship care state fact sheet for grandparents and other relatives raising children in Montana. Provides information on state-specific data, public policies, and local resources and programs for kinship families.

Cradle to Prison Pipeline Juvenile Justice Fact Sheet

A fact sheet on the juvenile justice system in the United States and action steps for stopping the criminalization of children at younger and younger ages.

2011 Child Health Fact Sheet for Arizona

The 2011 factsheet on children's health coverage in Arizona

cradle-prison-pipeline-washington-2009-fact-sheet.pdf

The Children's Defense Fund Cradle to Prison Pipeline Campaign is a national and community crusade to engage families, youths, communities and policy makers in the development of healthy, safe and educated children. Poverty, racial disparities and a culture of punishment rather than prevention and early intervention are key forces driving the pipeline.

2007 GrandFacts for Relative Caregivers in Virginia

Kinship care state fact sheet for grandparents and other relatives raising children in Virginia. Provides information on state-specific data, public policies, and local resources and programs for kinship families.

Marian Wright Edelman's Testimony for Subcommittee on Children and Families of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

Marian Wright Edelman's Testimony for Subcommittee on Children and Families of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Marian Wright Edelman urges members of the Subcommittee on Children and Families to recognize that children have only one childhood and it is right now.

Cradle to Prison Pipeline Illinois Factsheet

Cradle to Prison Pipeline Illinois Factsheet

Cradle to Prison Pipeline Michigan Factsheet

Cradle to Prison Pipeline Michigan Factsheet

GrandFacts Kansas 2010.pdf

Kinship care state fact sheet for grandparents and other relatives raising children in Kansas. Provides information on state-specific data, public policies, and local resources and programs for kinship families.

America's Cradle to Prison Pipeline Report - Part 2

Case Studies of Children in or at Risk of the Pipeline in Ohio and Mississippi

Cradle to Prison Pipeline North Carolina Factsheet

Cradle to Prison Pipeline North Carolina Factsheet

GrandFacts Maine 2010.pdf

Kinship care state fact sheet for grandparents and other relatives raising children in Maine. Provides information on state-specific data, public policies, and local resources and programs for kinship families.

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