Wisconsin ranks number 13 in overall child well-being in the latest KIDS COUNT® Data Book, but Wisconsin’s children of color continue to face some of the greatest racial disparities in the nation.
Read our new report, “Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Wisconsin’s Children” and learn how we can improve efforts to connect children in Wisconsin with the mental health care they need and deserve.
According to the new KIDS COUNT® policy report, A Shared Sentence: The Devastating Toll of Parental Incarceration on Kids, Families and Communities, 88,000 children living in Wisconsin have experienced the separation of a parent who served time in jail or prison.
Wisconsin ranks number 13 in overall child well-being in the latest KIDS COUNT® Data Book released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. While the ranking indicates that Wisconsin’s children are faring better than 37 other states, it’s critical to … Continue reading
What makes wraparound and other systems of care approaches different than traditional service delivery systems? What makes them both a challenge to implement in traditional bureaucracies? WCCF’s, Wraparounds Recipe for Success, highlights some of the lesser discussed system reforms and … Continue reading
Communities of color often face greater health challenges that lead to larger health disparities between them and their white peers. This is especially true for the Native American community. Continue reading
Childhood is often considered a carefree time of learning, exploration, and joy, unencumbered by the stress and demands of adult life. However, research shows that mental health concerns are common in children and, when left unaddressed, can have long-term negative outcomes Continue reading
It is no secret that the payment rates for the Wisconsin Shares (WI Shares) child care subsidy program have been on a steep decline for many years. Where are we now, and how did we get there? A recent child … Continue reading
According to information in the latest KIDS COUNT® Data Book released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation Wisconsin children rank 13th overall on critical measures of child well-being. Strengths in education and some economic indicators mean that in comparison … Continue reading
A recent story published by Frontline highlights that in the last seven years, five states (Illinois, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Mississippi, and New Hampshire) have raised the age at which youth can be tried as adults. South Carolina and Louisiana have also … Continue reading
Budget Project Analysis Counters the Cost Concerns Raised by Expansion Opponents Suppose you could refinance your mortgage and initially save $100 per month, but the net savings would decline over a few years to $90 per month. Would you … Continue reading
We are celebrating you and everything you do to support the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. Over the years, you have helped improve the lives of every child in our state. Now we want to say “Thanks!” Thursday, April … Continue reading
Mark your calendars for March 1, 2016! That’s the date of the Big Share, Dane County’s day of on-line giving. Last year, WCCF participated in the Big Share for the first time, and supporters raised thousands of dollars during the … Continue reading
Labor Day celebrates contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. The holiday makes me think about the hard-working families with young children in Wisconsin and across the country struggling to make ends meet … Continue reading
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has just released the annual KIDS COUNT Data Book for 2015 showing that Wisconsin’s children – that is some, but not all – of Wisconsin’s children are doing fairly well on measure of child well-being. … Continue reading