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What's New

MAY 2017

New Issue Brief!

Children of Incarcerated Parents in Rhode Island presents information on parental incarceration in Rhode Island, racial and ethnic disparities, and key strategies for meeting the unique needs of children with incarcerated parents and their families while a parent is incarcerated and after a parent is released from prison. For more information, please see the media release, Twitter activity, and release event pictures.

New Child Welfare Fact Sheet

Please see our newest Child Welfare Fact Sheet: Focus on Restoring Foster Care to Age 21.


Job Announcement: Deputy Director

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is hiring for a new Deputy Director. If you are interested in joining our team, please see the position posting.


Annual Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture: Early Adversity

This year’s lecturer for the annual Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture in Child and Youth Behavior and Development was Dr. Daniel Keating from the University of Michigan, author of Born Anxious: The Lifelong Impact of Early Life Adversity. Discussants included Susan Dickstein of Bradley Hospital, Brown University Alpert Medical School & the RI Association for Infant Mental Health, as well as Blythe Berger of Rhode Island Department of Health. The Lecture was held on Thursday, May 4. For more, please see the lecture slidesmedia release and event pictures.


APRIL 2017

The 2017 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook 

On Monday, April 10, 2017, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT released the 2017 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook - its twenty-third annual report on the well-being of Rhode Island's children - at a policy breakfast attended by over 500 people, including the Governor, Congressional Delegation, and statewide and community leadership. Liz Huntley provided keynote remarks, and the youth speaker was Ritsuko Tani of Young Voices. For more information, please see the Executive Summary, media release, event pictures, Twitter activity, and media coverage. To order a hard copy, please use our order form.


The Factbook

The 2017 Factbook 

The Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook tracks the progress of 72 indicators, across five areas of child well-being. View the 2017 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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