2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book
a website by Annie E. Casey Foundation
(our site's website review)
This foundation’s data book (2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book) is full of helpful statistics, both national and state, regarding the welfare of our kids. The author sees maximizing resources as pivotal in creating positive outcomes for children. “In recent years there has been a growing reaffirmation of the importance to children of parents who have the resources, knowledge, time and maturity to raise them well.” They point out that the resources that surround families are pivotal to the functionality of families. They share with us such horrifying statistics that “. . . nearly 4 million American Children are growing up in severely distressed neighborhoods” full of risk factors.