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April 11, 2013
2013 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook Released

On Monday, April 8, 2013, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT released its 19th annual report on the well-being of Rhode Island's children at a policy breakfast attended by over 500 people, including Governor Lincoln Chafee, the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation, General Assembly leaders, and community leaders and policymakers. Keynote remarks were provided by Teny Gross and Fr. Ray Malm, on behalf of Sr. Ann Keefe. Ivy Barclay of Young Voices was the youth speaker.

The 2013 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook charts improvements and declines in the well-being of children and youth across the state and in each of Rhode Island's 39 cities and towns and provides the latest available statistics on 68 different aspects of children's lives, from birth through adolescence. 

Use the links below to explore the Factbook sections and data: 

Click to read news coverage by the Providence Journal, Providence Business NewsRhode Island Public Radio, and GoLocalProv, and view the photo album.

To order a complete hard copy of the full report, download and mail the Factbook Order Form or call (401) 351-9400. The cost of the Factbook is $21.40 ($20 plus tax); discounts for bulk purchases are available.

Save the Date: Presentation on Race, Child Development and School Reform

Dr. James Comer, Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Yale School of Medicine, will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture on Child and Youth Behavior Development, sponsored by Brown University's Center for the Study of Human Development and Rhode Island KIDS COUNT. Dr. Comer's presentation is titled "Reflections on Race, Child Development and School Reform."


The lecture will be held at Brown University (Salomon 001) on Thursday, May, 2, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please contact Katy Miller for more information.

Tides Family Services featured on
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT TV Show 
March 2013 TV Show
Brother Michael Reis and Cesar Perez of Tides Family Services joined host Elizabeth Burke Bryant to discuss their work with youth in Rhode Island. Click here to watch the March episode of the Rhode Island KIDS COUNT TV Show.
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