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.
A new report finds that after falling to a record low, the number of children killed by guns in Wisconsin has risen in recent years.
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
Every year, children in Wisconsin are killed by guns. They die from their own hands, when they use a gun to commit suicide, or by the hands of other adults and children, who intentionally shoot them. Continue reading
After the completion of the 2015-17 biennial budget bill, legislators continued to propose a wide variety of changes relating to tax policy. Continue reading
New Federal Policy Could Help Close the Gap On average, Native Americans in Wisconsin die 14 years sooner than whites! In 2014, the average age at death for Native Americans was just 63 years, compared to 77 years for white … Continue reading
Wisconsin was ranked 6th in the nation for 4-year-olds enrolled in prekindergarten programs in 2015, according to the annual The State of Preschool 2015, released by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). The report showed that 71.7% of … Continue reading
Hillary Clinton is proposing an agenda focusing on child care and home visiting. The Huffington Post published a May 10 article titled: Clinton To Lay Out Agenda For Making Child Care Better — And More Affordable
Governors are increasingly paying attention to early care and education (ECE) in their State of the State Addresses. The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) put together a Report on Governors 2016 Comments on ECE that showed a total of 23 … 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