2021 National KIDS COUNT Report Release: Smart Policy and Investments Can Strengthen Pandemic Recovery

Oregon ranks 25th nationally according to the 2021 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, a 50-state report of recent household data developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation analyzing how families have fared between the Great Recession and the COVID-19 crisis...

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2021 Oregon KIDS COUNT Data Cards Release: The Future for Oregon’s Children is Tied to Today’s Investments

Now is the time for our legislators, county leaders, and other public officials to commit to continued and new strategic investments for children, their families, and our communities...

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Our Children Oregon Statement on the Guilty Verdict in the Chauvin Trial

Our Children Oregon acknowledges the guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin on all three counts for George Floyd's murder. We know that while this verdict may offer some solace to the Floyd family, it does not bring back their son, their father, their brother, their loved one...

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Our Children Oregon condemns the hate crimes and racial violence against our Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

Our Children Oregon condemns the hate crimes and racial violence against our Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities. Nationwide and right here in Oregon, acts of harassment, violence, and trauma against Asian Americans have progressively increased since the pandemic began—a trend fueled by deep-rooted white supremacy and systemic racism. This is unacceptable...

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Our Children Oregon denounces yesterday’s domestic terrorist attack in the U.S. Capitol

Our Children Oregon denounces the violent, white nationalist attack on the U.S. Capitol yesterday in what was an attempt to stop the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s election win and undermine our democracy. We condemn the law enforcement response to this attack that reinforced the racist double standard that exists and persists in our nation between white and BIPOC communities. Further, it was unacceptable that the confederate flag was flown in the halls of our government and we acknowledge that many in our community are experiencing deep pain at seeing this allowed...

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Oregon data shows the heavy toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on Oregon families with children—food security, housing, and mental health care among greatest concerns

OREGON—Oregon families are struggling to meet the needs of children during the COVID-19 pandemic and manage finances, school, work, and mental health, according to Kids, Families and COVID-19: Pandemic Pain Points and the Urgent Need to Respond, a new policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. In normal times and in times of crisis, all children deserve to have their basic needs met and for families to have the support to meet the challenges they face. This report shows how children and families are suffering from the unprecedented disruption and economic storm set off by the COVID-19 crisis.

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2020 Oregon KIDS COUNT County Data Cards Release: Pre-COVID Data Lays Foundation for Child Well-being

Prior to devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfires, many child well-being indicators in Oregon showed positive five year trends according to data compiled annually...

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