May 3, 2016
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. 
The event will be held at:
Brown University
List Art Building 120
64 College Street
Providence, RI 

Please click here to register.

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.
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
2016 Rhode Island Kids Count Factbook
Now Available!
Recently released, the 2016 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 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, 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.