State data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on September 26, 2019 reveal that child poverty remains a crisis across our nation despite progress in some states.
When enough people in a population are vaccinated against an infectious disease, “community immunity” protects the entire population. Community immunity helps protect those who cannot get vaccinated because they are too young, have weakened immune systems, or are part of the small portion of the population on whom vaccines are ineffective.
The facts are simple: Vaccines are safe. They are highly effective. They are supported by every major American medical society and government agency and are a routine part of pediatric care. Yet the growing number of VPD outbreaks suggest more must be done to support immunization and halt the spread of serious—and potentially deadly—diseases.
CDF joined other national organizations in expressing our support for the Family First Transition and Support Act of 2019 which would provide states and territories with resources and funding flexibility to transition to Family First – enhancing support for parents and relatives who are struggling to care for their children.
New Opportunities for Kinship Families: Action Steps to Implement the Family First Prevention Services Act in Your Community
This brief, developed by the ABA Center on Children and the Law, Children’s Defense Fund and Generations United, highlights provisions in the Family First Prevention Services Act that help kinship families, along with steps caregivers, advocates, and other leaders can take to help implement the Family First Act. Includes a chart comparing services and supports for kin before and after the Family First Act.
Fact Sheets and Issue BriefsBen Dawson2019-03-18T12:54:19-05:00