Recent Publications

State of America's Children 2010® Report - Education

CDF's State of America's Children 2010 report is a compilation of national and state-by-state data on poverty, health, child welfare, youth at risk, early childhood development, education, nutrition and housing. This section of the report contains data about education.

May 28, 0010

2005 State of America's Children, Chapter 5, Child Welfare

"Child Welfare: Poverty and Families in Crisis," Chapter 5 of the 2005 State of America's Children report.

January 1, 0005

2005 State of America's Children, Chapter 4, Education

"Education: The Path Out of Poverty," Chapter 4 of the 2005 State of America's Children report.

January 1, 0005

Fact sheet: Disparities in Children's Health

Fact sheet with data on children's health (including oral health, asthma, obesity, lead poisoning) by race.

America's Cradle to Prison Pipeline Full Report, Low Resolution

These statistics reflect children of every race, place and family type. There are more White poor children and victims of gun violence than Black or Latino children. But minority children fare far worse and are at greatest risk of being sucked into the Cradle to Prison Pipeline.

Cradle to Prison Pipeline Louisiana Summit 2009

The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)-Louisiana is sponsoring a two-day statewide Louisiana Summit to address America’s pipeline to prison crisis.

2007 GrandFacts for Relative Caregivers in Kansas

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.

GrandFacts South Carolina 2010.pdf

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

Cradle to Prison Pipeline Hawaii Factsheet

Cradle to Prison Pipeline Hawaii Factsheet

Cradle to Prison Pipeline Texas fact sheet

Cradle to Prison Pipeline Texas fact sheet

Champions for Children's Health Stroller Brigade Sample Permission Slip

Champions for Children's Health Stroller Brigade Sample Permission Slip

child-welfare-financing-florida-2010.pdf

Factsheet with state specific data on child welfare federal, state and local financing.

child-welfare-financing-louisiana-2010.pdf

Factsheet with state specific data on child welfare federal, state and local financing.

2011 Child Health Fact Sheet for Wyoming

The 2011 factsheet on children's health coverage in Wyoming

Cradle to Prison Pipeline North Dakota Factsheet

Cradle to Prison Pipeline North Dakota Factsheet

Relative Foster Care Licensing Waivers in the States: Policies and Possibilities

On October 7, 2008, the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (Fostering Connections) was signed into law, helping to, among other things, ensure that children in foster care maintain family connections. Fostering Connections clarifies that states may waive non-safety licensing standards on a case-by-case basis in order to eliminate barriers to placing children safely with relatives in licensed homes. In an effort to provide states with critical information as they examine their licensing policies and practices, this document presents background information on licensing for relatives. It also includes an overview of IV–E reimbursement for relative foster homes and information on the current landscape of waivers of foster home licensing standards, as well as recommendations for licensing standards that can help further the goal of maintaining family connections for children in foster care.

2011 Child Poverty in the States

The U.S. Census Bureau released new poverty data for the states that show families still struggling in the wake of the Great Recession. There were statistically significant increases in the rates of child poverty between 2010 and 2011 in 14 states, and slight increases in 26 others. Only nine states and the District of Columbia saw some small decline in their rates of children living in poverty in 2011. In South Dakota, the rate did not change.

GrandFacts Nevada 2010.pdf

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

GrandFacts Texas 2010.pdf

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

Cradle to Prison Pipeline District of Columbia Factsheet

Cradle to Prison Pipeline District of Columbia Factsheet

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