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  1. A Stronger Safety Net for America’s Children

    June 27, 2013

    By John Quinterno, Principal, South by North Strategies, Ltd.

    Type: Report

    Federal safety net initiatives lift millions of children out of poverty and mitigate the scope and impact of problems ranging from illness to hunger. But there is room for ...

  2. Unemployment from a Child's Perspective

    March 25, 2013

    By Julia Isaacs, The Urban Institute

    Type: Report

    A new report for First Focus shows that one in six children lives with a parent who is unemployed or ...

  3. Children in Harm's Way: Criminal Justice, Immigration Enforcement, and Child Welfare

    January 31, 2013

    By Wendy Cervantes, Yali Lincroft, Susan D. Phillips, Ph.D., The Sentencing Project, Alan J. Dettlaff, MSW, Ph.D., Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois, Chicago, and Lara Bruce, MSW, Butler Institute for Families, University of Denver

    Type: Report

    Children of immigrants are one-fourth of America's children and the fastest-growing group of ...

  4. The Recession’s Ongoing Impact on Children, 2012

    December 4, 2012

    By Julia Isaacs and Olivia Healy, The Urban Institute

    Type: Report

    Economic realities for America's children have changed dramatically for America's children — and not for the ...

  5. SPARC Brief: Adoption Tax Credit: A Guide for State Advocates

    December 4, 2012

    By Mary Boo

    Type: Report

    This brief is intended to inform state advocates about the adoption tax credit, help them share accurate information with parents and adoption professionals in their communities, and ensure that ...

  6. Data Sharing in Public Benefit Programs

    November 13, 2012

    By Cari DeSantis and Sarah Fass Hiatt for the Coalition for Access and Opportunity

    Type: Report

    In recent years, dramatic changes across the landscape of public benefit programs — technology innovations, increased consumer demand for interconnectedness, new research into best practices in ...

  7. Medicaid Block Grants are Bad for Kids

    October 25, 2012

    By Peter Harbage, Sarah Arnquist, and Ashley Cohen, of Harbage Consulting

    Type: Report

    Commissioned by First Focus and authored by Peter Harbage, Sarah Arnquist, and Ashley Cohen this report describes the enormous success of Medicaid in increasing health insurance coverage among ...

  8. SPARC Brief: Privatization of Child Welfare Services: A Guide for State Advocates

    October 15, 2012

    By Charlotte McCullough and Madelyn Freundlich

    Type: Report

    Authored by consultants Charlotte McCullough and Madelyn Freundlich, this brief provides an overview of child welfare privatization and how advocates can be involved in efforts to privatize child welfare ...

  9. Privatization of Child Welfare Services: A Summary Checklist

    October 15, 2012

    By Charlotte McCullough and Madelyn Freundlich

    Type: Report

    This summary checklist accompanies a SPARC policy brief authored by consultants Charlotte McCullough and Madelyn ...

  10. America's Report Card 2012: Children in the US

    October 10, 2012

    Type: Report

    Commissioned by former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Sen. Casey (D-PA), America’s Report Card provides a holistic picture of unmet needs in five areas of a child’s life: economic security, early childhood education, K-12 education, permanence and ...

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