Positive early experiences are critical to healthy development. During the first years of life, children’s brains develop rapidly as they acquire the abilities to think, speak, learn, and reason.
Early childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a profound influence on the brain’s physical development. A safe, supportive environment beginning in infancy and continuing through early childhood is critical for children to grow to their fullest potential.
Providing a child with a safe and stable living situation can offset or avert any number of negative influences that impact behavior, academic achievement, and the formation of secure relationships.
Child Abuse and Neglect
Children in Out-of-Home Placement
Permanency for Children in DCYF Care
Download the complete 2017 Factbook Safety Section
Preventing Bullying in Rhode Island Schools, December 2016
Focus on Congregate Care, December 2016
Focus on Kinship Care, December 2016 update
Focus on Young Children in the Child Welfare System, September 2016
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT works to improve the health, safety, education, economic security, and development of Rhode Island’s children.
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