Read more about the article Report Release: Release of Our Children Oregon’s Child Care Conundrum Issue Brief
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Report Release: Release of Our Children Oregon’s Child Care Conundrum Issue Brief

The latest data on the child care industry in Oregon highlights complex, long-standing issues and barriers facing caregivers, providers, and children alike across the state. Research from state universities and national organizations is consolidated in a new issue brief from Our Children Oregon entitled Oregon’s Child Care Conundrum: Hurdles, Disparities, and Opportunities Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic...

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Meet the Team: Jyoni Tetsurō Shuler

Jyoni joined OCO in early 2021, joining the team in the new role of Research Analyst. In their capacity, they steward our research and data work, collaborate with partners across Oregon to achieve greater research and data justice, and prepare issue briefs and reports on current issues impacting our state’s children and families...

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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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Read more about the article Child tax credit expansion set to benefit 90% of Oregon’s children under 18
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Child tax credit expansion set to benefit 90% of Oregon’s children under 18

Millions of children and families across the country and in Oregon will be lifted out of poverty and receive much-needed economic relief through the expansion of two major Child Tax Credits, provisions of the American Rescue Plan COVID relief legislation...

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Reflecting on 2020 and reimagining possibilities for 2021

2020 has been a year of challenges and extraordinary events—a global pandemic, devastating wildfires, a powerful movement for racial justice. The trauma of these events have weighed heavy on children and families, especially children and families of color, as they navigate compounding factors of social isolation, stress, and uncertainty...

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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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