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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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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Foster Youth Provide Policy Recommendations to Improve Oregon’s Foster Care System

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For immediate release: 08/26/2020CONTACT: Michelle Luedtke | michelle@ourchildrenoregon.org | 503-236-9754Oregon: Tuesday afternoon, current and former foster youth virtually presented policy recommendations for improving foster care to an audience of more than…

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