Kids Count Plus
Maryland is the wealthiest state in the country, yet our children rank in the middle of the pack on outcomes. The gap between our wealth and our Kids Count ranking on 10 measures of child well-being is the second largest. This disappointing pattern continues on other key measures.
Advocates for Children and Youth seeks to address this performance gap through specific solutions in child welfare, education, health, juvenile justice, economic security and racial equity.
Through Kids Count and regular report cards, we will track Maryland's progress from a state of disgrace to a national model.
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County-by-County Data Sheets
for December 2012
A Child’s Life is a collection of county-by-county data sheets that tell us how our children are faring. The data sheets, published annually by Advocates for Children and Youth, covers 15 child well-being indicators for all 23 counties and Baltimore City. This important data is used by all those who support and are active in bettering the lives of the most vulnerable—our children. Click Here >>
Spotlight on the CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's YRBSS systems offers many important indicators in this school-based survey; state-level data for nearly all states. To visit the site, please Click Here >>
STEPPING UP FOR KIDS:
New Kinship Report on Families
What do President Barack Obama, Sen. Olympia Snowe and Oprah Winfrey have in common?
They, like more than 2.7 million children in America, were raised by grandparents or other relatives at some time in their lives.
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KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot: Children Living in High Poverty Communities
While nearly 8 million of America’s children live in high-poverty areas — about 1.6 million more since 2000 — according to a new KIDS COUNT® Data Snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Maryland continues to reduce the number of children living in high poverty communities. Read more >>
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