KIDS COUNT in Delaware FAQs
What is KIDS COUNT in Delaware?
KIDS COUNT in Delaware is part of a nationwide network funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation which raise public awareness and accountability for the condition of kids and families by: (1) measuring and reporting on the status of children, and (2) using that information creatively to inform public debate and strengthen public action on behalf of children and families within the state. To that end, KIDS COUNT in Delaware grantees engage in a wide variety of public awareness activities including the annual publication of data-driven products that examine the status of children and families in the state. For more information about KIDS COUNT activities in other states, please refer to the KIDS COUNT contact list.
How can I get a KIDS COUNT in Delaware Fact Book?
Our annual Fact Book provides community-level information on child well-being grouped into categories of health and health behaviors; educational involvement and achievement; family environment and resources; and community environment and resources.
To receive a Fact Book through the mail, contact us with request. The Fact Book is also available online on our Publications page.
Where can I get services for my child in Delaware?
KIDS COUNT in Delaware is a policy focused program and does not provide direct services. For information and referral services, contact the Delaware Information Helpline at 2-1-1
What does KIDS COUNT in Delaware try to accomplish?
By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, KIDS COUNT in Delaware seeks to enrich local and state discussions of ways to secure better futures for all children. It is intended to gauge the seriousness of the problems facing children, and to guide the policy trends and goals on behalf of children. Put simply: KIDS COUNT exists to measure child outcomes and contribute to public accountability for those outcomes, resulting in a model for data-driven advocacy for children, their families, and their communities.
What has been the impact of KIDS COUNT in Delaware?
The KIDS COUNT in Delaware publications have received extensive media coverage and provided grist for a broad range of editorial opinion on improving the lives of children. KIDS COUNT in Delaware has also been the catalyst for public and private initiatives to improve children's lives. Like the Annie E. Casey Foundation, we believe that the more the public knows about the needs and problems of coming generations, the more likely we are to find the resolve, the resources, and the strategies for effectively addressing them.
How do I cite KIDS COUNT in Delaware data?
Permission to copy, reprint, or otherwise distribute KIDS COUNT in Delaware data is granted as long as appropriate acknowledgement is given. When citing data from the Data Center website, please include our URL: www.kidscount.org.
Can I get someone from KIDS COUNT in Delaware to speak to my group?
KIDS COUNT in Delaware regularly presents data to our groups across the state. If you are interested in having a KIDS COUNT Conversation, please contact us .
How can my organization partner with KIDS COUNT in Delaware to have an Issue Brief publication produced focused on our specific data needs?
KIDS COUNT in Delaware is willing to work with an organization/agency/group to produce an Issue Brief publication tailored to the group’s specific data needs. Please contact us to if you are interested in learning more about this new service.