National KIDS COUNT Index Ranks Maine 13th in Child Well-Being

Areas of Concern Include Economic Well-Being & 4th Grade Reading Scores  AUGUSTA, ME. (July 25, 2012) – In the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 23rd KIDS COUNT Data Book, the child well-being index has been updated and expanded to create a more robust tool that better captures the well-being of children. Using this new methodology, Maine … More National KIDS COUNT Index Ranks Maine 13th in Child Well-Being

Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)

On June 29, 2012, Five Wabanaki Chiefs and Governor Paul LePage signed an historic mandate to begin the work of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The first of its kind in the nation, the TRC will uncover and acknowledge the truth regarding Maine’s treatment of Native American children. For decades, … More Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)

18th Annual Champions for Children and Giraffe Awards

Honoring those who “stick their necks out” for kids DATE: Thursday, October 11, 2012 TIME: 5:30-7:30 pm LOCATION: Freeport Hilton Garden Inn Hors d’oeuvres, dessert buffet, cash bar and live music FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES OR MORE INFO, CONTACT: Bonnie Colfer, 207.623.1868 x201 bcolfer@mekids.org Giraffe Awards: The Maine Children’s Alliance is now accepting nominations for the 18th annual … More 18th Annual Champions for Children and Giraffe Awards