Tag: Annie E. Casey Foundation

Children’s Action Alliance shares new report — ‘Keeping Kids in Families: Trends in U.S. Foster Care Placement’

| April 8, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance shares new report — ‘Keeping Kids in Families: Trends in U.S. Foster Care Placement’

A new data snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds more children are being placed with foster families nationwide, as opposed to group homes, but that placement of teens with families is slower to catch up to the trend. Research confirms that children in the foster care system have better outcomes when they live with families.  

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Arizona youth aging out of foster care missing out on services

| November 20, 2018
Arizona youth aging out of foster care missing out on services

Numerous services are available to young people aging out of foster care in Arizona, but only a fraction of the intended recipients are taking advantage.

A new brief from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds only 25 percent of youth who aged out of foster care take advantage of services offered such as money to cover housing and college tuition.

Other services available include being connected to a case work. They can also get help enrolling in college, applying for a job, getting a state ID and opening a bank account.

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Report: AZ Kids Need Support as They Age Out of Foster Care

| November 15, 2018
Report: AZ Kids Need Support as They Age Out of Foster Care

A study out this week looks at challenges faced by foster children in Arizona and across the country, when they turn 18 and “age out” of the system.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation data found that overall, young people transitioning from foster care are falling behind others in completing high school, finding jobs and acquiring basic life skills.

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Kids Count report: AZ ranks 46th in U.S. in child education, health and family

| June 14, 2017
Kids Count report: AZ ranks 46th in U.S. in child education, health and family

Arizona ranks among the five worst states for children’s well being in education, health, economics and family and community matters, according to the Kids Count annual report.

Arizona was ranked 46th in the country, the Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation says.

Nearly 400,000 Arizona children live in “high-poverty” areas. And six out of ten of Arizona’s three- to four-year-olds are not in preschool, with a child psychologist saying that means their learning is delayed.

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Preventing Problems Before They Start

| April 25, 2016
Preventing Problems Before They Start

In a new webinar series hosted by the Forum for Youth Investment, the Annie E. Casey Foundation will share tools and strategies developed as part of its Evidence2Success framework…

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Why aren’t Arizona fourth-graders learning to read?

| August 5, 2015
Why aren’t Arizona fourth-graders learning to read?

By Elizabeth Stuart • Phoenix New Times Seventy-two percent of Arizona fourth-graders can’t read proficiently, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation — nearly 10 percent worse than the national average. Mastering reading by fourth grade is critical because at this age children begin reading to learn other subjects, such as social studies, science, […]

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Investments in kids down more than 9%: Children’s Budget 2015

| June 29, 2015
Investments in kids down more than 9%: Children’s Budget 2015

Children’s Budget 2015 offers a detailed guide to federal spending on children and serves as an invaluable resource for those seeking to improve the lives of America’s youth:

7.9 percent of the 2015 federal budget is invested in children;
Overall federal spending on children has declined 9.4 percent (adjusting for inflation) from 2011 to 2015, a higher rate than overall spending cuts of 4 percent.

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AZ Hovering Near the Bottom for Overall Wellbeing of Children

| July 28, 2014
AZ Hovering Near the Bottom for Overall Wellbeing of Children

Arizona continues to hover near the bottom nationally for the overall well-being of its children, a new study shows. Childhood poverty, a ballooning number of children in foster care, and a shrinking number of 3- and 4-year-olds enrolled in preschool contributed to the state’s problems, according to 2012 data analyzed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation […]

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New AZ and National Kids Count Data Just Released

| July 21, 2014
New AZ and National Kids Count Data Just Released

Children’s Action Alliance, in partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, released two new comprehensive data reports so leaders in the state can be better informed to create action steps that improve children’s health, education, and security. The Arizona KIDS COUNT® Data Book complements the 25th Edition of the nationalKIDS COUNT® Data Book by delving into county level statistics, […]

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