Category Archives: Poverty

Where Do Indiana Children Rank Nationally in 2014?

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released the 2014 Kids Count Data Book, which includes individual state profiles.  Looking at the Indiana profile, Indiana ranks 27 overall.   Highlights (or lowlights) include: In 2012, 22% or 350,000 children were living … Continue reading

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The National Center for Children in Poverty

The National Center for Children in Poverty, which is part of the Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, provides access to data at both the national and state level about low income and … Continue reading

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Girls — What Are Their Needs and Issues?

The Status of Girls in Indiana 2013 was prepared by faculty and students from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana.  The paper focuses on demographics, education, physical health, media usage and its impact, reproductive health, substance and alcohol abuse, … Continue reading

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Concentrated Poverty in Indiana

The Indiana Youth Institute compiled data about concentrated poverty in Indiana using information the the Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count project and the U.S. Census Bureau. See this info-graphic for a quick overview of the issue in Indiana (March 2012). … Continue reading

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Indiana Children’s Bureau, Inc. Older Youth Services

The Indiana Children’s Bureau, Inc. operates an Older Youth Services for children who would normally be aging out of the juvenile justice or Department of Child Services systems.  These children can receive services and monies to gain assistance with independent living … Continue reading

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Not Just Running the Streets: Why Some Kids Skip School

When children skip school and are referred to the juvenile delinquency system, probation officers and defense attorneys must work to identify the underlying issues triggering the truancy and attempt to hook that student up with needed services while diverting the … Continue reading

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The Life of a Homeless Child

For those who have not read this widely distributed, five-part New York Times story, Invisible Child, please take a few moments to contemplate how many of our children are living a variation of this life with economic, food, medical, and … Continue reading

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