August 10, 2007


2007 KIDS COUNT Data Book Now Available

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 18th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book is now available. The annual Data Book is a national and state-by-state profile of the well-being of America’s children that seeks to enrich discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all kids. The Data Book ranks states on 10 key measures and provides data on the economic, health, education, and social conditions of America’s children and families. This year, the KIDS COUNT Data Book essay, “Lifelong Family Connections: Supporting Permanence for Children in Foster Care,” looks at the more than 700,000 children in the United States who spend time in foster care each year, and what can be done to build and strengthen the family relationships that these young people need.