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MAY 2018

Strolling Thunder Rhode Island

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, in partnership with ZERO TO THREE, is organizing a major advocacy event to bring approximately 40 Rhode Island families with babies and toddlers to the State House. Strolling Thunder Rhode Island will take place on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Join in the excitement on Facebook and Twitter!

Strolling Thunder™ is the flagship advocacy event of the 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. This year our focus is on the importance of high-quality child care for infants and toddlers.


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

On Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Professor Arnold Sameroff will keynote the annual Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture in Child and Youth Behavior and Development at Brown University (Solomon Hall on the Green - street address is 79 Waterman Street). 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 see the Facebook event page and media release for more information.

APRIL 2018

A Family for Every Child Luncheon

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT convened state and national child welfare leaders at its first A Family for Every Child Luncheon on Monday, April 30, 2018. The convening focused on the importance of caring for children and youth in families, rather than in group and residential facilities — with foster families receiving the supports they need to be successful. For more information, please see the data presentation, media release, event pictures, and Providence Journal coverage.


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.

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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