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Register Today for the Factbook Breakfast!

The 24th Annual Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook will be released at our annual Breakfast on Monday, April 9, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Registration is required.


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.


New Issue Brief on Maternal Depression 

Maternal Depression in Rhode Island: Two Generations at Risk includes information on risk factors for maternal depression, effects of maternal depression on child development, and the importance of screening and treatment. The Issue Brief also includes recommendations on how to best support maternal mental health, healthy transitions into motherhood, and children’s healthy development. For more, please see the media releaserelease event pictures, and Health Check Kids segment.


Child Welfare Fact Sheets

This series includes three Fact Sheets that provide the latest available data, key facts, and recommendations on issues related to adolescents in the child welfare system, including:

  1. Families Caring for Teens;
  2. Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (APPLA); and 
  3. Focus on Restoring Foster Care to Age 21.


Rhode Island KIDS COUNT/Latino Policy Institute Policy Roundtable

The policy roundtable focused on the Annie E. Casey Foundation Race for Results report’s alarming finding that Rhode Island’s Latino children are ranked lowest in the nation on the Race for Results Opportunity Index, and on what each of us can do to improve outcomes for Latino children and secure a better future for Rhode Island. Please see the data presentationProvidence Journal coverage and event pictures.


2017 Legislative Wrap-Up Now Available!

The 2017 Legislative Wrap-Up highlights legislative victories for children and summarizes selected laws and budget appropriations in the areas of economic well-being, child care and early childhood education, K-12 education, college access, health, and safety that were considered during the 2017 session of the Rhode Island General Assembly, including those items handled during the special September session. We hope this is a helpful resource as you gear up for the next Legislative Session.

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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