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to improving the well-being of our state's children, youth and their families,
KIDS COUNT in Delaware has been using highly credible research, data collection
and education to inform change on behalf of children for more than 25 years.
KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state effort by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track the well-being of children in the United States. KIDS COUNT in Delaware, a project of the Center for Community Research & Service, is a collaborative effort of over forty organizations to enrich local and state discussion concerning ways to secure better lives for all children by providing policy makers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being. All data collected by KIDS COUNT in Delaware are available in the online, interactive KIDS COUNT Data Center.
KIDS COUNT in Delaware Team:
Janice Barlow, MPA, Policy Scientist and KIDS COUNT Director
Erin Lynch, MS, Assistant Policy Scientist
Tatiana Galdamez, Graduate Research Assistant
Jada-Simone Davis, Graduate Research Assistant
Kelly Oberheim, Undergraduate Research Assistant
Miranda Perez-Rivera, Policy Fellow
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In just three years of the pandemic, COVID-19 has taken more American lives than were lost in the six years of WWII. As we continue to grapple with the pandemic's impact, it is crucial to understand how children have been affected.This year's FOCUS book explores outcomes associated with pandemic-related hardships and stress faced by Delaware children.
The 2023 FOCUS book addresses issues related to demographics, health, education, economic security, and family/community. With growing diversity within Delaware's child population, policies that focus on racial and ethnic equity are crucial to creating positive outcomes for all kids. The book emphasizes the importance of of addressing disparities in educational outcomes, highlights the need to provide financial assistance and social services to families, and reminds readers the importance of ensuring childhood safety.
The 2023 FOCUS book is an essential read for policymakers, educators, healthcare providers, and anyone interested in promoting the well-being of children during and beyond the pandemic.
Did You Know: KIDS COUNT in Delaware's Fact Book Has a New Name!
Facts on Children Underlying Success (FOCUS) This is our second year with a new name. FOCUS refers to the idea that we are using indicators to tell a story of Delaware kids around a specific theme. This year, that theme is "impact of COVID-19" as demonstrated by data. As always, for a more comprehensive
listing of data on child and family well-being in Delaware, check out
the KIDS COUNT Data Center
The online KIDS COUNT Data Center offers data on education, employment and income, poverty, health and youth at-risk factors. We invite you to discover ways to customize the data and join us in using this data to make informed decisions by investing in Delaware's biggest asset, our kids.
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