Child poverty rates in Maine remained relatively unchanged for 2018, though wide disparities are evident by county

Growing up in poverty can dramatically impact a child’s life. Child poverty can adversely affect children across all developmental domains, beginning in early childhood and lasting into adulthood. Living in poverty also increases a child’s risk for poor health, cognitive, social, emotional, and educational outcomes. Adults who grew up in poverty are likely to earn … More Child poverty rates in Maine remained relatively unchanged for 2018, though wide disparities are evident by county

The National 2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book is out!

The latest edition of the KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows improvements for child well-being over the last 30 years, but there are still areas for improvement in the nation and in Maine.  The 30th edition of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT® Data Book explores how America’s child population … More The National 2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book is out!

Keeping Kids in Families: New Data on Trends in Foster Care Placements

Maine Making Strides in Keeping Children in Foster Care Connected to Families New 10-year Data Snapshot with State-by-State Data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation Shows Progress in Maine and in the Nation AUGUSTA, MAINE — The number of children in foster care being placed with families has considerably improved in Maine over the last … More Keeping Kids in Families: New Data on Trends in Foster Care Placements

The 2019 Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book is here!

The Maine Children’s Alliance Releases the 2019 Maine KIDS COUNT® Data Book Maine has seen improvements for kids in key areas over the past 25 years, but this year’s data indicates we should be concerned about how our youngest children are faring March 28, 2019 – The Maine Children’s Alliance released the latest edition of … More The 2019 Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book is here!

Child poverty rates down, latest data shows

According to data released last week from the 2017 American Community Survey, the national child poverty rate∗ has fallen to 18% — or roughly just over 13 million kids living in poverty today in the United States. This puts the national child poverty rate back to prerecession levels for the first time. Even with these … More Child poverty rates down, latest data shows

Children of Color in Maine and the Nation Face Extensive Inequities and Barriers to Success

2017 Race for Results report identifies areas where state needs to provide greater opportunities for children of color to reach potential A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation reveals significant opportunities for Maine and the nation to improve the health and well-being of children, especially children in immigrant families and children of color. … More Children of Color in Maine and the Nation Face Extensive Inequities and Barriers to Success