SD KIDS COUNT Releases Factbook

The 2018 South Dakota KIDS COUNT Factbook offers up-to-date data on child well-being in South Dakota, providing a comprehensive and in-depth look at the status of South Dakota’s children. This book serves as a tool and a resource for policymakers, journalists, advocates, and other stakeholders to ensure kids’ needs are taken into account when decisions…

Health Survey Finds Most Common Adverse Childhood Experiences Are Economic Hardship, Parental Breakups

From Children’s Bureau Express: Health Survey Finds Most Common Adverse Childhood Experiences Are Economic Hardship, Parental Breakups Economic hardship and the divorce or separation of parents are the two most common adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) of children in the United States, according to a new brief from ChildTrends. The brief is based on data from…

Children’s Bureau Express: Key national Indicators of Child Well-Being

The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, or the Forum, has produced a report that centers on 41 key indicators of important aspects of children’s lives in seven domains: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. The report, America’s Children: Key National Indicators of…

Michael Lawler, PhD: Improving the well-being of American Indian children, families and communities

Improving the well-being of American Indian children, families and communities American Indian populations bear a disproportionate burden from risk factors related to poor health—learn more about new programs and social supports to improve quality of life. By Michael Lawler, PhD American Indian (including in this publication, Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian) children, youth,…