Recent Publications

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

Cradle to prison pipleline fact sheet: Colorado

Dismantling the Cradle to Prison Pipeline

The Children's Defense Fund's top priority is to dismantle America's Cradle to Prison Pipeline crisis that leaves a Black boy born in 2001 with a one-in-three chance of going to prison in his lifetime.

GrandFacts Maryland 2010.pdf

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

Supporting and Improving the Child Welfare Workforce: A Review of Program Improvement Plans (PIPs) and Recommendations for Strengthening the Child and Family Service Reviews (CFSRs)

Supporting and Improving the Child Welfare Workforce: A Review of Program Improvement Plans and Recommendations for Strengthening the Child and Family Service Reviews

Cradle to Prison Pipeline New Jersey Fact sheet

Cradle to Prison Pipeline New Jersey Factsheet

CDF's Priorities for ESEA Reauthorization

CDF's Priorities for ESEA Reauthorization

2011 Child Health Fact Sheet for Oregon

The 2011 fact sheet on children's health coverage in Oregon

Children's Mental Health: How Common are Children's Mental Health Problems

This factsheet is a part of the Children's Mental Health Resource Kit and gives information on the magnitude of the problem and why it is important to intervene at a early age

GrandFacts Alabama 2010.pdf

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

Children's Health Coverage: How to Discuss It and Dispel Myths

A script to help advocates discuss their support for expanding children's health coverage and dispell common misconceptions.

2011 Child Health Fact Sheet for New Mexico

The 2011 factsheet on children's health coverage in New Mexico

State-by-State Enrollment in CHIP and Medicaid

State-by-state enrollment in CHIP and Medicaid list.

GrandFacts West Virginia 2010.pdf

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

2007 GrandFacts for Relative Caregivers in Louisiana

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

Healthy Ties: The Grandparent's and Other Relative Caregiver's Guide to Health Insurance for Children

A guide to finding children's health insurance for grandparents and other relative caregivers raising children. This guide highlights health coverage programs, eligibility requirements, application processes, and other questions relevant to relative caregivers.

poverty

Millions of children and families fell into poverty in 2009 due to the economic downturn, jeopardizing the promise of a productive future for them and for our nation.

healthyties_fullreport.pdf

The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) believes that all children deserve a healthy start in life to help secure their happiness, wellbeing, and successful passage into adulthood.This report looks at Medicaid and CHIP enrollment in the states to help ensure health coverage for children raised by grandparents and other relatives.

State of America's Children 2008® Report - Child Health and Health Coverage

CDF's State of America's Children 2008 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 covers the key findings in child health and health coverage.

GrandFacts Virginia 2010.pdf

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.

America's Cradle to Prison Pipeline Report - Part 4

America's Cradle to Prison Pipeline report Part 4

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