Category Archives: Trends

ACF Releases New Child Abuse, Neglect Data

New federal data on child abuse and neglect was released by HHS’ Administration for Children and Families, which analyzes data collected by state child protective services (CPS) agencies. The report shows an increase from FY 2014 to 2015 in three … Continue reading

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Loss of Consumer Protections Could Return Healthcare Coverage to Pre-ACA Days

As the Trump administration looks to make radical changes in the way that healthcare is delivered, a new report suggests that eliminating current consumer protections will make it more difficult for families and children to obtain affordable coverage. President Trump … Continue reading

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Six Promise Neighborhoods Winners Receive $33M in Grants

The Education Dept. (DoEd) names six winners of the 2016 Promise Neighborhoods competition, which will award $33 million to help communities launch, scale and maintain community-based education projects to help underserved children.

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Adults in Neighborhoods Helps Lower Youth Dropout Rates

The greater the number of adults living in a neighborhood, the more likely it is that youth in the neighborhood will graduate from high school, a report from the Center for Promise, the research institute of America’s Promise Alliance, finds.

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‘Shocks’ Reinforce Persistent Poverty, Hardship

Frequent household “shocks” such as loss of income, health, or property both contribute to and are exacerbated by persistent hardship in families with children, a report from the Robin Hood/Columbia University Poverty Tracker finds.

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Parents, Teachers See ‘Unkind World’ for Their Children

70% of parents and 86% of teachers “often worry” that the world is an unkind place for their children and students, a survey commissioned by Sesame Workshop finds. Based on surveys of more than 2,000 parents and 500  pre-k and … Continue reading

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Healthcare Spending for the Privately Insured Rose 4.6%

Growth in U.S. healthcare spending for the privately insured accelerated in 2015, due primarily to price increases, a report from the Health Care Cost Institute finds. Based on 2012-15 claims data from four national insurance companies, the report, 2015 Health … Continue reading

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Medicaid Expansion Promotes Children’s Development

Untreated maternal depression is a major public health problem that affects large numbers of women, especially low-income women, and their children, according to a CLASP report. More than half (55%) of poor infants have a mother who is experiencing some … Continue reading

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Children’s Health Coverage Rate at Record 95%

Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau examining health insurance coverage rates in 2015 find that, for the period 2013-2015, children’s uninsured levels experienced the largest two year decline on record; this decline coincided with the implementation of most … Continue reading

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GOP ACA Repeal Plan Would Double Uninsured to 59 Million

The Republican plan to repeal most of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without replacement would double the number of uninsured people to 59 million and leave the nation with a higher uninsured rate than before the ACA, a report shows. … Continue reading

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