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Policies Threaten Well-Being of Children in Immigrant Families

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A mother with child. It is important for children to remain connected to their parents.

Many of the nation's 18 million children who are in immigrant families were being threatened with separation from their parents, denial of access to basic services and dangerously rising levels of stress resulting from fears that any knock at the front door could result in a horrible, life-changing experience.

Posted May 18, 2018

Helping Young People in Foster Care Heal From Trauma and Build Resilience

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Young people from foster care need help from adults to heal from trauma.

Growing up is hard. Growing up in foster care is even harder. A handout from the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, Healing Comes First, leverages what we know about adolescent brain development to help young people in foster care move from trauma to resilience.

Posted May 17, 2018

Advancing Two-Generation Approaches


Cover image of report on advancing two-generation approaches.

This report focuses on the benefits and challenges of building an integrated data system to support two-generation programming. It outlines field-tested strategies for tracking and sharing data on children and parents, with an end goal of enabling organizations to gain a fuller, sharper picture of the families they serve.

Posted May 14, 2018

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What We Know

Proven Programs for Youth

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development helps communities and professionals find and fund proven programs that promote children’s health and development.

Youth Incarceration Drops

The U.S. lock-up rate for young people is rapidly declining. Check out our infographic underscoring the sea change in youth confinement that is underway.

What is Permanence?

Every child needs and deserves to grow up in a safe, loving and nurturing family – a family whose support is unconditional and will last a lifetime.

Relative Caregivers on the Rise

One in 11 U.S. kids will live in kinship care at some point before the age of 18. What can we do to support relative caregivers to ensure that their children thrive.

Detention Reform for Girls

Effectively serving girls are among the most difficult issues facing detention leaders. We offer a how-to guide to help administrators create needed reforms.

First Eight Years are Critical

This KIDS COUNT policy report makes the case for investing in an integrated and comprehensive solution to meet the developmental needs of all children through age 8,