Wisconsin has made significant headway in keeping children safe from firearms, but progress has stalled in recent years. Between 1999 and 2009, the number of children killed with guns dropped by more than a third, but since 2010 the number of children killed each year has stayed fairly level 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
Watch this video illustrating the toll guns are having on our children, communities, and state. Continue reading
About every two weeks in Wisconsin, a child is killed with a gun, adding up to more than 20 children a year. A new report by Wisconsin Council on Children and Families takes a look at the characteristics of those … Continue reading
The Flint water crisis has highlighted the damage that lead exposure inflicts on children, families, and communities. In Flint, residents were exposed to high levels of lead in the drinking water after a governor-appointed city manager, with an eye towards … Continue reading
With the release of its latest KIDS COUNT® report titled Every Kid Needs a Family: Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success, the Casey Foundation calls attention to what almost everyone knows instinctively and most … Continue reading
In a July 30 blog post, WCCF noted the release of more recent surveys on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) release by Child Trends. It should come as no surprise that recently released research, from the University of Florida and supported … Continue reading
Much of the discussion around the impact of trauma on child development up through adulthood has been bolstered by good research on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). The short-hand way to think about it is that the more children experience ACEs … Continue reading
There is an awareness of the increasing frequency of child sexual exploitation and sex trafficking and an increasing recognition that our systems are not as well-prepared as we need to be to respond to these situations. In a short brief, … Continue reading
A recent fact sheet, State Baby Facts: Wisconsin, from ZERO TO THREE provides an interesting picture of Wisconsin’s infants and toddlers, with 70 facts provided with citations. Here are some examples: Basics Population: There are 212,019 infants and toddlers in … Continue reading
Finance Committee Approves 35 of Governor’s Non-fiscal Proposals and Adds 59 More A document released Tuesday by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) provides a comprehensive list of non-fiscal policy measures included in the biennial budget bill. Legislators frequently condemn the … Continue reading
Improve services and outcomes for children who age-out of the system without a permanent living arrangement.
Safely decrease the number of children in foster care through increased focus on maltreatment prevention, placement stability, and permanency.
Improve the quality, consistency, accountability and outcomes of child welfare prevention, early intervention and intervention services.