Rhode Island KIDS COUNT - News, Research and Policy Information
October 31, 2008
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Lecture on Adolescent Behavioral Misadventures
Please join us at the 2008 Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture: 
"Predicting and Preventing Adolescent Behavioral Misadventures: 50 Years of Discovery in Rhode Island"
Lecturer: Dr. Steven L. Buka
Thursday, November 6, 2008
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Salomon Hall, 101
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Co-sponsored by Brown University's Center for the Study of Human Development and Rhode Island KIDS COUNT

Please RSVP by emailing [email protected] no later than Tuesday, November 4th. For more information, download the invitation.
Nurse-Family Partnership Coming to RI
Rhode Island will receive $500,000 in federal funding to launch the Rhode Island Nurse-Family Partnership Initiative. This federal funding from the Administration for Children and Families Children's Bureau is directed toward building a statewide infrastructure to support the widespread adoption, implementation and sustaining of the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) model. The overall goal of the initiative is to provide high-risk first-time parents with the support they need in order to improve child health and development and to prevent child abuse and neglect. Rhode Island KIDS COUNT will lead the planning process and Children's Friend is the implementation partner for the first phase of this 5-year initiative. For more information on this initiative, click here.
Children's Health Coverage Highlighted in
New Report
Almost There Report Cover
On Monday, October 27, 2008, Rhode Island leaders gathered to discuss trends in children's health insurance coverage in Rhode Island at a policy roundtable at Rhode Island KIDS COUNT. The roundtable highlighted findings of a new report by the New England Alliance for Children's Health at Community Catalyst and Rhode Island KIDS COUNT entitled, Almost There: Covering the Remaining Uninsured Children in Rhode Island
The report examines some of the strengths and limitations of the major sources of health insurance coverage for children in Rhode Island. It recommends ways to maximize opportunities to provide all children with comprehensive, affordable health coverage through a combination of employer-sponsored insurance and public health insurance programs, such as RIte Care and RIte Share, which are funded through a federal-state partnership. Policy strategies are recommended to achieve the goal of preventive health coverage and positive health outcomes for all children.
Data in Your Backyard Series
The annual Factbook is the primary publication of Rhode Island KIDS COUNT. The Factbook tracks progress on 60 indicators of child well-being. In order to make the information and data in the Factbook more accessible to community leaders and policy makers, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT hosts a series of Data in Your Backyard presentations in local communities. The series presents data from the Factbook to highlight the status of children in Rhode Island's poorest communities, noting trends over time, recent successes, and areas for improvement in child well-being. The presentations are followed by dialogue about how to make improvements in child well-being at the community level. For more information on the presentations, and to view past presentations, click here.
There is a limited supply of the 2008 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook available. To order a copy of 2008 Factbook download and mail the order form. Multiple copy discounts are available if you want to order copies for use with Board members, classes, community groups or other purposes. Call 351-9400 for more information.
Visit us at www.rikidscount.org
In This Issue
star Welcome
star Lecture on Adolescent Behavioral Misadventures
star Nurse-Family Partnership Coming to RI
star Children's Health Coverage Highlighted in New Report
star Data in Your Backyard Series
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