North Dakota KIDS COUNT is a state and county-by-county effort to track the status of children in North Dakota. It is sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and supported by the Center for Social Research at North Dakota State University. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, North Dakota KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local and state discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children.
North Dakota ranks No. 7 in the 2015 Data Book. The 2015 Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, released on July 21, ranks states in key areas of child well-being - Education, Health, Economic Well-Being, and Family and Community. Learn more by downloading the new report.
More North Dakota Grandparents are Raising Their Grandchildren. The June 2015 issue of Insights on Children focuses on the increasing number of grandparents in North Dakota who are living with and responsible for their grandchildren. The Insights publication is a two-page fact sheet that is released quarterly by North Dakota KIDS COUNT.
Now Available! - Every Kid Needs a Family - Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success. The May 2015 Policy Report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation underscores a simple fact about childhood: Family matters. Yet, today in America, 57,000 children are still living in group placements. Readers will learn about limiting the role of residential treatment care to its intended purpose and how state and local leaders can work together to enhance family-oriented services and supports. The end goal? Brighter futures—and loving families—for some of our country’s most vulnerable children.