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Latest News: Child Poverty and Family Economics

Press Releases

  1. Children Lose With House 2015 Budget [April 2, 2014]
  2. Obama Budget Holds the Line on Investments in Children [March 13, 2014]
  3. New Report on Strengthening the Safety Net for Children [June 27, 2013]
  4. For Kids, Jobless Benefits Miss the Mark [March 25, 2013]
  5. House Fiscal Cliff Bills Would Increase Child Poverty [December 20, 2012]
  6. Child Poverty Will Remain High, Analysis Predicts [December 4, 2012]
  7. Efficient Government Works Better for Kids, Taxpayers [November 13, 2012]
  8. Child Poverty Statistics Mask Alarming Increases in Some States [September 28, 2012]
  9. Census Data Shows Congress Can Protect Children from Recession: Family Tax Credits, Health Care, and Anti-Poverty Investments Critical, Advocates Say [September 12, 2012]
  10. Census Data Shows Congress Can Protect Children from Recession [September 12, 2012]
  11. States, Kids, Feel Impact of Federal Budget Cuts [September 10, 2012]
  12. House Votes to Raise Taxes on Children and Families [August 2, 2012]
  13. Foreclosures Directly Affect One in Ten Children, New Report Says [April 18, 2012]
  14. Media Advisory: New Report Shows Foreclosure Crisis’ Expanding Impact on Children [April 18, 2012]
  15. New Report Finds Children Still Feeling Recession’s Impact [December 20, 2011]
  16. Foundation for Child Development Child Well- Being Index Validates Americans’ Concerns [December 15, 2011]
  17. More American Children Living in Poverty than Ever, But Public Programs Keep Kids' Health Coverage Steady [September 14, 2011]
  18. Child Poverty in Two Nations: The UK Tackled the Problem, the US Ignored the Crisis [June 16, 2011]
  19. Tax Deal Produces Short-term Aid for Families, Long-term Burden for the Next Generation [December 17, 2010]
  20. More Than One in Ten Children Living with an Unemployed Parent [December 3, 2010]
  21. New Research Confirms the Recession Will Have a Lasting Impact on Children [November 15, 2010]
  22. 46 States and D.C. Show Increases in Child Poverty [September 29, 2010]
  23. Children’s Uninsured Rate Avoids Significant Increases as More American Children Fall in to Poverty [September 16, 2010]
  24. Child Advocates Praise Extending Resources for Healthcare & Education, But Express Concern for Cuts to Nutrition Assistance [August 11, 2010]
  25. Schools Continue to Experience Increased Enrollment of Homeless Students [July 27, 2010]
  26. First Focus Urges Immediate Action on “Kid-Fix” Legislation [July 1, 2010]
  27. Senate Fails Again to Support Working Families [April 21, 2010]
  28. First Focus Praises Bipartisan Coalition Urging Health Insurance for Low-Income Children [September 17, 2009]
  29. New Report Finds Rural Children Increasingly Rely on Medicaid and SCHIP for Medical Care [September 17, 2009]
  30. New Study Shows Cuts to Child Support Enforcement Will Cost $680 Million for America’s Children [September 17, 2009]
  31. Leavitt Backtracking on Recent Children’s Health Directive [September 17, 2009]
  32. Rangel Tax Measure is a Positive First Step for Kids [September 15, 2009]
  33. House Committee Approves Tax Package to Assist Nearly 13 Million Low-Income Children And Families [September 15, 2009]
  34. First Focus President Bruce Lesley Testifies before House Ways and Means Committee [September 15, 2009]
  35. First Focus Urges Congress to Address Child Tax Credit During AMT Debate [September 14, 2009]
  36. Congress Enacts AMT Modifications Without Child Tax Credit [September 14, 2009]
  37. Election 2008: Candidates Need Child-Friendly Economic Stimulus Plans [September 14, 2009]
  38. Reports Indicate Stimulus Package will Benefit Children and Families [September 14, 2009]
  39. New Report Reveals 2 Million Children Will Be Directly Impacted By the Foreclosure Crisis [September 14, 2009]
  40. House Approves Child-Friendly Tax Bill [September 14, 2009]
  41. Senate Passes Amendment to Support Homeless Children [September 11, 2009]
  42. Census Data Shows Thousands of New Children Living In Poverty [September 11, 2009]

In the News

  1. Child Well-Being as a Guide for State Policy & Budgets [February 1, 2012]
  2. Get Off Our Butts! [February 1, 2012]
  3. Recession's toll touches children [January 18, 2012]
  4. Children’s Economic Well-Being Deteriorating [January 13, 2012]
  5. Report: Children in Illinois fared worse in recession than other areas [January 4, 2012]
  6. Child Poverty Tops 20 Percent In Half Of U.S. States: Report [January 4, 2012]
  7. Report: Ohio child poverty rate high [December 28, 2011]
  8. Kentucky shortchanged on child poverty funding, report says [December 14, 2011]
  9. Even Short-term Poverty Can Hurt Kids’ Health [January 28, 2011]
  10. Suffer the Little Children [January 28, 2011]
  11. Painful Recession for Kids [January 28, 2011]
  12. Foreclosures Can Be Chaotic for Children [January 28, 2011]
  13. "A Critical Moment: Child and Youth Homelessness In Our Nations Schools" [January 28, 2011]
  14. At a Desk, but Without a Home: Homeless Students in Public Schools [January 28, 2011]
  15. Schools report surge in homeless students [January 28, 2011]
  16. A Critical Moment: Child and Youth Homelessness [January 25, 2011]
  17. New Study Suggests More Indiana Children are Now Homeless [January 25, 2011]
  18. Foreclosure May Hurt Children the Most [January 24, 2011]
  19. Children of foreclosure falling behind in school [May 6, 2010]
  20. ‘Tidal wave’ of homeless students hits schools [May 6, 2010]
  21. Keeping Homeless Kids in School [May 6, 2010]
  22. Foreclosure Crisis Hits Poor Renters Hard: Evicted Families Have to Fight to Live Together [May 6, 2010]
  23. 25,000 students in state homeless; up 18% in year Districts seek stimulus funds to help children with supplies, transportation [May 6, 2010]
  24. Census Data: Recession Forcing More Families into Poverty - Census Data Show 'Significant' Increase in Poor Among State's Largest Cities [May 6, 2010]
  25. Child Poverty Will Cost State [May 6, 2010]
  26. Youth panel looks at recession’s effects [May 6, 2010]
  27. Food Stamps and the Tough Economy [May 6, 2010]
  28. Viewpoints: Welfare cuts threaten growth of jobs [May 6, 2010]
  29. The Long Tail of the Recession [May 6, 2010]
  30. More families rely on food stamps to feed children! [May 6, 2010]
  31. Study: Number of homeless students on the rise [May 6, 2010]
  32. Missouri poverty on the rise in midst of recession [May 5, 2010]
  33. Dire economy exacerbating, spotlighting “invisible” problem of homelessness [May 5, 2010]
  34. School Districts Scramble to Help Homeless Students [May 5, 2010]
  35. Early Figures Indicate Nearly 25 Percent Jump in Homeless Students Last School Year [May 5, 2010]
  36. More than 2,000 NH Students Have Nowhere to Call Home [May 5, 2010]
  37. Report: Over 12,000 Students are Homeless in VA [May 5, 2010]
  38. Kids Count Seeing Impact of Recession on Children [May 5, 2010]
  39. No homes. No jobs. Not even beds at shelters. Here's how families are fighting to stay together [May 5, 2010]

Top of Our List

  1. The War on Poverty and Children’s Health [March 18, 2014]
  2. House Budget Committee Report Understates Effect of Safety Net for Children [March 6, 2014]
  3. Invest in Kids: Restoring the American Dream [March 5, 2014]
  4. Money Matters for Both Senior Citizens and Their Grandkids [February 18, 2014]
  5. Income Inequality and Child Maltreatment [February 12, 2014]
  6. Education 50 Years Since the War on Poverty [January 30, 2014]
  7. Poverty and Child Neglect: What we Know and What we Need to Do [January 27, 2014]
  8. FY14 Federal Budget Gives Schools More Flexibility to Serve Homeless Students [January 27, 2014]
  9. Child Nutrition in the War on Poverty [January 21, 2014]
  10. War on Poverty Made Strides for Children, but We Can Do Better [January 7, 2014]
  11. Raise parents’ low wages and raise their children’s opportunities [August 21, 2013]
  12. More than one in five kids would see a parent get a raise if the minimum wage were increased to $10.10 [August 20, 2013]
  13. The Minimum Wage: A Children’s Issue [August 19, 2013]
  14. Kids’ Advocates: Start Talking Tax Reform [July 10, 2013]
  15. Congressional Briefing Review: A Stronger Safety Net for America's Children [July 2, 2013]
  16. Annie E. Casey Foundation Releases 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book [June 25, 2013]
  17. Senate Hearing Discusses the State of the American Dream [June 10, 2013]
  18. Advocates Share Solutions for Homelessness in the 113th Congress [May 23, 2013]
  19. Unemployment: A Children's Issue [April 2, 2013]
  20. Column Underscores Why Advocates Need Stories [February 4, 2013]
  21. Children’s Economic Well-Being After the Recession [December 6, 2012]
  22. Census Poverty Data Reveals a Troubling Trend in Child Poverty [October 2, 2012]
  23. A Close Call in Alabama [September 19, 2012]
  24. Summer Reading: What Congress Needs to Know About Kids in 2012 [July 26, 2012]
  25. Will Alabama Say No to $500 Million and Hundreds of Thousands of Children? [March 30, 2012]
  26. On the Brink of Poverty: How to Keep Families Afloat During These Tough Economic Times [February 13, 2012]
  27. Turning Around the Child Homelessness Epidemic [November 28, 2011]
  28. Food for Thought: Our Nation’s Safety Net, at $31.50/Week [November 10, 2011]
  29. Seeing is Believing: Notes from a UK Study Visit on Child Poverty (Part 1, London) [October 31, 2011]
  30. Tough Times Call for Tough Decisions for Families Living in Poverty [September 29, 2011]
  31. Growing Child Poverty in America: There is Simply No Excuse [September 20, 2011]
  32. For Michigan, Kicking Thousands of Children to the Curb is Simply the Cost of Doing Business [September 7, 2011]
  33. Let Them Eat Horses? [June 20, 2011]
  34. A Twisting of the Safety Net for Children of Immigrants [April 11, 2011]
  35. Speaking Truth (About the Cuts) to Power [March 23, 2011]
  36. A Child’s Life in Poverty [March 8, 2011]
  37. Poverty Scorecard [February 11, 2011]
  38. Middle Class Reality [January 31, 2011]
  39. Poverty & the Middle Class: The New Story of Our Nation [January 21, 2011]
  40. State of the State EITC [January 11, 2011]
  41. Census Bureau Changes Its Count [January 6, 2011]
  42. 2010 Kids Policy Roundup [December 23, 2010]
  43. All We Want For Christmas is an Omnibus [December 15, 2010]
  44. Tweeting to Tackle Childhood Poverty [December 10, 2010]
  45. Let’s Set a Goal & Let’s Get Started [December 8, 2010]
  46. This Week’s Legislative Roundup for Families [December 3, 2010]
  47. A Happy Thanksgiving for Half of Us [November 23, 2010]
  48. New Report Studies the Impact of the Recession on Kids [November 17, 2010]
  49. Families of the Recession: What the Unemployment Rate Means for Kids [November 16, 2010]
  50. The Election is Over, but the 111th Congress is Not [November 3, 2010]
  51. Happy 20th Birthday CCDBG! [October 20, 2010]
  52. State Focus: Voices For Virginia's Children [October 15, 2010]
  53. Families With Children Need How Much…? What Economic Security Really Means [October 13, 2010]
  54. Children's Budget Prorities and the Continuing Resolution [September 30, 2010]
  55. Sobering New Poverty Numbers [September 30, 2010]
  56. Stories Behind the Statistics & Poverty Action Toolkit [September 28, 2010]
  57. Urban Institute: Strategies for Fighting Poverty After ARRA Expires [July 20, 2010]
  58. Urban Institute Releases Report about WIC Income Eligible Children [April 6, 2010]

Events

  1. Ending Family Homelessness Webinar: Identifying Effective Interventions [May 30, 2014]
  2. Congressional Briefing: A Stronger Safety Net for America's Children [June 18, 2013]
  3. Congressional Briefing - Paid Family and Medical Leave: Ensuring Economic Security for Workers, Employers and Communities [May 28, 2013]
  4. Homelessness in America: Experiences & Solutions in the 113th Congress [May 8, 2013]
  5. America's 1.6 Million Homeless Children: A Panel Discussion [September 5, 2012]
  6. Changing the Frame: Child Well-Being as a Guide for Budget and Policy [January 19, 2012]
  7. Child Well-Being in the Aftermath of the Recession: Creating a Vision for Kids [December 5, 2011]
  8. Living on the Edge: America's Low-Earning Families [September 16, 2011]
  9. Congressional Briefing - Protecting Children in Tough Economic Times: What Can the United States Learn from Britain? [June 6, 2011]
  10. Webinar on Antipoverty Advocacy in the 112th Congress [January 31, 2011]
  11. Tackling Child Poverty & Improving Child Well-Being: Lessons from Britain [November 30, 2010]
  12. Congressional Briefing: Children in the Recession [November 3, 2010]
  13. Poverty Data Webcast with Senator Chris Dodd [September 17, 2010]
  14. Game Change – Health Reform Allows Enrollment in Other Benefits to Leapfrog [September 17, 2010]

Library Items: Reports

  1. Smart Strategies for Health Care Reform and Human Services Integration [August 15, 2013]
  2. A Stronger Safety Net for America’s Children [June 27, 2013]
  3. Unemployment from a Child's Perspective [March 25, 2013]
  4. The Recession’s Ongoing Impact on Children, 2012 [December 4, 2012]
  5. Troubling Trends [September 27, 2012]
  6. Big Idea: Stop Taxing the Poor [September 24, 2012]
  7. Children, Southwestern States, and the Federalism Problem [September 24, 2012]
  8. Commissioning Youth [September 24, 2012]
  9. Costly Consequences: The Real Impact of Congress' Elimination of the TANF Supplemental Grants [September 7, 2012]
  10. A Big, New Investment in America's Poorest (and Youngest?) Children: Conditional Cash Transfers [February 24, 2012]
  11. The Recession’s Ongoing Impact on America’s Children [December 20, 2011]
  12. TANF Supplemental Grants: Reforming and Restoring Support for Children Who Need it Most [December 8, 2011]
  13. Living on the Edge: America's Low-Earning Families [September 22, 2011]
  14. Protecting Children in Tough Economic Times: What Can the United States Learn from Britain? [June 16, 2011]
  15. Child Poverty During the Great Recession: Predicting State Child Poverty Rates for 2010 [December 10, 2010]
  16. Tackling Child Poverty and Improving Child Well-Being: Lessons from Britain [December 7, 2010]
  17. The Recession and Housing Stability [November 16, 2010]
  18. The Recession and Food Security [November 16, 2010]
  19. The Effect of the Recession on Child Well-Being [November 14, 2010]
  20. Children in Poverty: State-by-State in 2009 [September 28, 2010]
  21. President Obama’s Asset Limit Proposal: [August 12, 2010]
  22. A Critical Moment: Child & Youth Homelessness in Our Nation's Schools [July 27, 2010]
  23. The Effects of the Recession on Child Poverty: Poverty Statistics for 2008 and Growth in Need during 2009 [March 15, 2010]
  24. How Capping the Tax Exclusion May Disproportionately Burden Children & Families [March 15, 2010]
  25. Turning Point: The Long Term Effects of Recession-Induced Child Poverty [March 15, 2010]
  26. Children in Poverty [March 15, 2010]
  27. The Child Tax Credit Gap: A Snapshot of Families Left Out [March 15, 2010]
  28. The Impact of the Mortgage Crisis on Children [March 15, 2010]
  29. The Economic Crisis Hits Home: The Unfolding Increase in Child & Youth Homelessness [March 15, 2010]
  30. Addressing the Needs of Vulnerable Families During an Economic Crisis [March 15, 2010]
  31. The Cost of Doing Nothing [March 15, 2010]
  32. An Improved Child Tax Credit: Good for the Economy, Good for Kids [March 15, 2010]
  33. Effective Healthcare Reform Starts with a Tax Fix [March 15, 2010]

Library Items: Fact Sheets

  1. Income Support in the President’s 2015 Budget [March 31, 2014]
  2. Housing for Children in the President’s 2015 Budget [March 20, 2014]
  3. The President's 2015 Budget [March 13, 2014]
  4. Raise the Wage, Invest in Kids [August 15, 2013]
  5. Fiscal Cliff Could Plunge Millions of Kids into Poverty [December 18, 2012]
  6. House Budget Forces Deeper Cuts to Child Tax Credit, Child Care, and Child Welfare [April 20, 2012]
  7. The Important Role of the Child Tax Credit in Reducing Child Poverty [December 9, 2011]
  8. Fact Sheet - TANF Supplemental Grants: Reforming and Restoring Support for Children Who Need it Most [December 8, 2011]
  9. Living on the Edge: America's Low-Earning Families First Focus Policy Recommendations [September 22, 2011]
  10. Impact of the President’s FY 2012 Budget Request on Income Support Programs [February 22, 2011]
  11. Impact of the President’s FY 2012 Budget Request on Children's Housing Programs [February 22, 2011]
  12. What the Tax Compromise Means for Children and Working Families [December 17, 2010]
  13. Fact Sheet for "Tackling Child Poverty and Improving Child Well-Being: Lessons from Britain" [December 7, 2010]
  14. Familes of the Recession: Unemployed Parents & Their Children [December 3, 2010]
  15. Policy Recommendations: Housing Stability [November 16, 2010]
  16. Policy Recommendations: Food Security [November 16, 2010]
  17. First Focus Policy Recommendations: Child Health [November 15, 2010]
  18. Improving the Child & Dependent Care Tax Credit [March 18, 2010]
  19. The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit [March 17, 2010]
  20. Family Tax Policies: What They Are and Why They Matter [March 17, 2010]

Library Items: Presentations

  1. Vicki Shabo's PowerPoint presentation [September 23, 2011]
  2. Rourke O’Brien's PowerPoint presentation [September 23, 2011]
  3. Heather Boushey's PowerPoint presentation. [September 23, 2011]
  4. Sophia Parker's PowerPoint presentation. [September 23, 2011]
  5. Congressional Briefing: Protecting Children in Tough Economic Times [June 17, 2011]
  6. Child Poverty: Messaging on a National Crisis [June 17, 2011]
  7. PowerPoint by Nancy Cauthen [December 7, 2010]
  8. PowerPoint by Melissa Boteach [December 7, 2010]
  9. PowerPoint by Jane Waldfogel [December 7, 2010]

Library Items: Congressional Testimony

  1. First Focus Statement for the Record, Hearing on Supplemental Security Income Benefits for Children [November 8, 2011]
  2. Impact of Gaps in Health Coverage on Income Security [March 17, 2010]

Library Items: Advertisements

  1. Vote for Me (Emily) [March 17, 2010]
  2. Vote for Me (Jacob) [March 17, 2010]
  3. Looking for Growth? [March 17, 2010]

Library Items: Letters and Correspondence

  1. Fiscal Cliff "Plan B" Letter to House Members [December 20, 2012]
  2. President Obama's Response to Child Poverty Coalition [October 19, 2012]
  3. January 22, 2009: Letter to the US Senate [March 23, 2010]
  4. May 19, 2008: Letter to Senate Finance Committee [March 23, 2010]
  5. October 4, 2007: Letter to Members of Congress [March 23, 2010]

Library Items: Messaging Resources

  1. Strategic Messaging: Making Children a National Priority [April 29, 2010]

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