Weekly Update June  29, 2018

KIDS COUNT tracks child well-being indicators


KIDS COUNT is a project facilitated by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which provides an annual ranking of states on 16 key measures that track the well being of children. The 2018 data was released this week.  Of specific interest to providers are the Child Abuse and Neglect, Juvenile Justice, and Out of Home indicators.  Highlighted below are a select indicators:

Substantiated child abuse and neglect cases (2009-2016) reflect a 21% decrease.  source

Numbers of Children in Care (2007-2016): Children entering foster care reflect a slight decrease. Although there has been movement in the total numbers of children in care since 2007, the 2016 numbers show little change (2% increase).  source 

Children leaving foster care who are reunified with their families or placed with a relative within 12 months of entering foster care (2007-2013) decreased by 39%. source  

Children in child welfare system who have been adopted (2007-2016) decreased by 11%. source

Children in kinship care (2009-2017) decreased by 17%. source (This indicator may need further clarification as it relates to kin who become foster parents.)

Children exiting foster care by exit reason chart

Youth residing in juvenile detention, correctional and/or residential facilities (1997-2015): The number of juveniles in confinement is steadily decreasing as a result of changes in approach to dealing with juveniles who break the law.  In comparison to the 1997 numbers, 2015 data reflects 76% decrease in youth residing in juvenile detention, correctional and/or residential facilities. source

Family First Prevention Service Act  - HR 1892 - FFPSA provisions on pages 107-206


Daily Update June 28, 2018 - Tier 1 and 2 Information Sessions July 2018 (DBHDD)
Daily Update June 27, 2018  - Georgia's 2018 national KIDS COUNT ranking released today
Daily Update June 27, 2018 - Interagency Directors Team - ADHD Survey Invitation
Daily Update June 26, 2018 - Opportunity for public comment on EBP
Daily Update June 25, 2018 - Communities of Hope


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9/18 - Working in a Multigenerational Workplace
11/1 Working with LGBTQ youth   
12/4 - Autism Spectrum

Georgia Conference on Children and Families 
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Conference Watch June 15, 2018 - GCCF Opening Keynote

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