When Teens and Parents Can’t Get Along: Prevention, Not Placement, Is the Answer

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The child welfare system was created to care for abused and neglected children. But too often, teenagers are landing in the system because they simply aren't getting along with their parents, not because they have been abused or neglected. But as highlighted in a new Casey Foundation report, Too Many Teens: Preventing Unnecessary Out-of-Home Placements, needless placements can contribute to a teen's downward spiral. 

February 16, 2015

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Reflecting on 25 Years of the Kids Count Data Book: The High Cost of Being Poor

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“The High Cost of Being Poor: Another Perspective on Helping Low-Income Families Get By and Get Ahead” was published as part of the 2003 KIDS COUNT Data Book. Drawing on commissioned research from the Brookings Institution, it tallied disparities in costs such as food, transportation, health care, check cashing and other financial transactions.

April 22, 2015

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