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Missouri KIDS COUNT Data Book

View the 2016 Missouri KIDS COUNT Data Book to discover data about the children and families in our state.

Annie E. Casey

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book finds today's youth — Generation Z — are healthier and completing high school on time despite mounting economic inequality and increasingly unaffordable college tuition.

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New Factsheets on Using Protective Factors for ACYF Populations

Protective factors are conditions or attributes of individuals, families, communities, or the larger society that can promote well-being by serving as "buffers" to the effects of risk exposure and helping individuals and families negotiate difficult circumstances and fare better in school, work, and life.

“Worrying declines in teen and young adult employment”

This data present a sobering picture of the labor market for teens and young adults.
A teen employment rate of 26 percent suggests that most teens are missing key learning and developmental experiences that will prepare them for the labor market and adulthood.

Health in Rural Missouri – Childhood Obesity

A recently released report “Health in Rural Missouri, Childhood Obesity” finds that 28.9% of low income 2-5 year olds in Missouri are overweight or obese, compared to a national average of 22.8%.

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Good Reads

HIDI HealthStats — Adverse Childhood Experiences

The October issue of HIDI HealthStats reviews the importance of building resilience around trauma and adverse childhood experiences. The issue identifies high-risk communities in Missouri and Kansas. A child that experiences abuse, neglect, a troubled home or toxic stress can carry the burden for a lifetime.

Long -Term Benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

In 2014, nearly one in seven American households experienced food insecurity, meaning that one or more household members did not have adequate food due to insufficient money or other resources.

The American Middle Class Is Losing Ground

Lower- and middle-income families have continued to fall behind upper-income families in the 21st century. Heading into the Great Recession, lower-income families lost 6% of their wealth, edging down from $19,397 in 2001 to $18,264 in 2007.

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No Kid Hungry

In Missouri, approximately 50 percent of our students come from low-income and food-insecure households and... View Article

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What’s Killing Teens?

In their 2016 Data Book release, Annie E. Casey focused on data showing that in... View Article

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Missouri Programs for Children of Incarcerated Parents

“One thing that sticks with me is the unconditional love between child and parent. No... View Article

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Missouri Reentry Process: Finding the Right Path for Returning Citizens

“We need to provide a path for returning citizens and their families to become productive... View Article

Take A Closer Look: Who Is Missouri KIDS COUNT?

Missouri KIDS COUNT is a diverse team of public sector, non-profit and private sector members that works to improve the lives of Missouri's children by using reliable data to spark collaboration, inform policy making, and make sound investments.

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MISSOURI KIDS COUNT

  • 3418 Knipp Dr. Suite A-2
    Jefferson City, MO 65109
  • (573) 526.3581
  • Laurie.Hines@dss.mo.gov