April 28, 2016
New National Report on Parental Incarceration 
The national Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report highlighting the effect of parental incarceration on child and family well-being. 

More than 5 million U.S. children (7% of all children in America) have experienced the separation of a parent due to incarceration, including 10,000 Rhode Island children (5% of all children in the state). The needs of these children, who face increased poverty, stress, and other significant obstacles in life, are often overlooked.

A Shared Sentence: The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities offers recommendations for policymakers to address the emotional and financial instability that stems from parental incarceration. For more information, please see the full report and media release.

Additional information on children of incarcerated parents in Rhode Island
  • Rhode Island KIDS COUNT recently released The 2016 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook, which charts improvements and declines in the well-being of Rhode Island's children. 
  • An indicator included each year is 'Children of Incarcerated Parents' which shows that of the 2,548 inmates serving a sentence at the ACI who were surveyed on September 30, 2015, 1,476 reported that they had a total of 3,316 children. 
  • To access 'Children of Incarcerated Parents' please click here
Join us for a Lecture on May 4: 
'Youth and Gun Violence: Strategies for Prevention'
Please join us for the 2016 Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture in Child Behavior and Development:

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Keynote remarks
David Hemenway, PhD
Professor of Health Policy
Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

The Honorable David Cicilline
U.S. House of Representatives

The Lecture is free and open to the public.
Please click here to register.
*Space is Limited*

The Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture is co-sponsored by Brown University and Rhode Island KIDS COUNT.
Join Our Team! Policy Analyst Opening
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Rhode Island KIDS COUNT thanks John Neubaeur for 5 years of service as Policy Analyst for child welfare and juvenile justice issues! 

John has left Rhode Island KIDS COUNT to join the RI Department of Children, Youth, and Families as Assistant Administrator of Community and Planning Services, and we wish him well.

If you are interested in joining our team as Policy Analyst for child welfare and juvenile justice issues, please click here.
2016 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook
Now Available!
Earlier this month, the 2016 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook was released. The 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 71 different aspects of children's lives, from birth through adolescence. 

Keynote remarks at the Factbook Breakfast were provided by Lisa Hamilton, Vice President, External Affairs at The Annie E. Casey Foundation. The youth speaker was Christian Ortiz of Young Voices. For more, please see the media release, executive summary, pictures from the event, Twitter activity, and media coverage.

To order a hard copy of the 2016 Factbook, please use our order form or call (401) 351-9400. The cost of the Factbook is $21.40 ($20 plus tax); discounts for bulk purchases are available.
Data in Action: Show us the Factbook
This year, we're trying something new. 

We'd love to see the Factbook in action: Where you use it, how you use it, and more. We think this is a great way to underscore the importance of understandable, clear data on children's well-being. 

We'd love to have you participate by sharing pictures of the Factbook in action, and sharing your story: 
  • Take a quick picture/screenshot of the Factbook and help us highlight you and your community! The picture could be at your desk, at home, on the go -- wherever the data is most useful, we'd love to see. 
  • Tag us with #RIFactbook on social media, and join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, or submit via email to Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Communications Coordinator Katherine Chu
  • Please click here to see current submissions & participants!

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