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Annual Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture: The Lifelong Impact of Early Adversity — and How to Break the Cycle

We are very excited that this year’s lecturer for the annual Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture in Child and Youth Behavior and Development will be Dr. Daniel Keating from the University of Michigan, author of Born Anxious: The Lifelong Impact of Early Life Adversity. Discussants include 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 will be held on Thursday, May 4 at 4:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Please click here to register.

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.


MARCH 2017

New Policy Brief: Physical Activity in Schools

While no single factor is driving the increased prevalence of obesity in the United States, increasing physical activity is one strategy that can be taken along with others to help prevent and reduce the burden of child and adolescent obesity. However, too few children and youth are physically active for the recommended 60 minutes per day. A Snapshot of Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs in Rhode Island reports on Rhode Island school personnel experience with the various components of comprehensive school physical activity programs, and provides recommendations for increasing physical activity in Rhode Island schools. Please also see the event presentation, SIM slidesmedia release, and release event pictures. Please order hard copies with this order form.


New Issue Brief: Improving High School Graduation Rates in Rhode Island

Improving High School Graduation Rates in Rhode Island presents detailed graduation and dropout rates for every school and district in Rhode Island, research on early warning signs and risk factors of dropping out, as well as key strategies for increasing student engagement, graduation rates, and college and career readiness. For more, please see the media release and full Issue Brief.

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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