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MAY 2018

The Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture in Child and Youth Behavior and Development 

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, Professor Arnold Sameroff will keynote the annual Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture in Child and Youth Behavior and Development at Brown University. This year's topic is "Creating Positive Futures: Resilience Starts in Infancy." Discussants will be Dr. Susan Dickstein and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, and the event is free and open to the public. Please click here for more details.

APRIL 2018

The 2018 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook

The 24th annual Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook was released at a breakfast attended by over 570 people on Monday, April 9, 2018. The 2018 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook charts improvements and declines in the well-being of Rhode Island’s 208,640 children. Data are presented for the state as a whole and for each of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns, and there are a total of 71 indicators of child well-being in the publication. For more, please see the media release, executive summary, media coverage, Twitter activity, and event pictures.

March 2018

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT and ZERO TO THREE Ask Policymakers to Make Infants and Toddlers a Priority

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT was one of six child advocacy organizations in the country that was selected by ZERO TO THREE to lead Rhode Island’s Think Babies™ campaign, part of a national campaign designed to bring attention to the many issues that affect what babies and families need to thrive. Key campaign priorities include: quality, affordable child care; time for parents to bond with their babies; healthy emotional development; and strong physical health and nutrition. To learn more, please visit our Think Babies Rhode Island page!


FY 2019 Budget Analysis 

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT monitors, analyzes, and comments on budget proposals and appropriations relating to children and families. Rhode Island KIDS COUNT prepares an annual Analysis of the Governor's Proposed State Budget, which identifies budget items that will affect the well-being of Rhode Island’s children and families. Please see the Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Analysis of the Governor's Proposed FY 2019 Budget.

The Factbook

The Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook tracks the progress of 71 Indicators, across five areas of child well-being. View the 2018 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook.

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT works to improve the health, safety, education, economic security, and development of Rhode Island’s children.


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