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Children Under 5 Often Undercounted in the Census

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 1 million children under age 5 were not counted in the 2010 Census – 71,307 were missed in Florida alone, according to Partnership for America’s Children calculations.People who do return the forms sometimes simply forget to count everyone living in their household. This can often occur in “complex households” — those with several generations of a family or unrelated families living together, as well as foster or blended families.“Many parents and caregivers don’t realize they need to include all children who live with them full-time or at least most of the time on their census survey, whether they are related or not,” explained ...Read More

2020-02-11T15:31:41-05:00February 6, 2020|Breaking News, Top Stories|

The #1 New Year’s Resolution for all Floridians

About one in three of New Year’s resolutions are broken before the end of January. This year, there’s one resolution that every family, community, advocate and leader in Florida must keep: making sure all children are counted in the 2020 Census. Children Often Undercounted in the Census Over two million children were missed being counted in the 2010 Census – more than 71,000 in Florida alone. This undercount hit Florida families hard – over $67 million in funds were lost EACH YEAR for Foster Care, Adoption, Child Care and Children’s Health Insurance Program. Florida Can’t Afford Losing More Funds But the undercount also hurt funding for our schools, roads, Medicare, ...Read More

2020-01-07T15:46:47-05:00January 6, 2020|Breaking News, Top Stories|

New Reports Unveil Unchecked Crisis Among Florida Girls

Disconnect Between Current Needs and Interventions Contributes to Systemic and Youth Failures Roy Miller, Vanessa Patino Lydia and Dr. Lawanda Ravoira In a crowded room at the Florida Press Center, American Children's Campaign in partnership with the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center released new research of the status of Florida girls that shows astounding rates of violence and victimization of girls in their local communities and schools, particularly girls of color and those identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or unsure. Girls living in rural areas also experienced more reports of bullying, less access to a safe parent or teacher and an increased frequency of below average or failing grades. Although ...Read More

2020-09-23T09:58:13-04:00September 25, 2019|Breaking News, Top Stories|