The 14th annual “State of Child Welfare in Pennsylvania” report is out. It shows some progress but also highlights ongoing areas of concern.
A federal program built to improve nutrition for new mothers and kids is growing for the first time in over a decade, thanks to changes made during the pandemic.
A new report analyzes salary data and the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has on the workforce of child-welfare, juvenile-justice and children’s mental and behavioral health organizations across Pennsylvania.
Our findings contribute to a growing body of research suggesting that people may be reluctant to do good deeds because they don’t realize how welcome these acts of kindness are.
Pennsylvania ranks in the middle among states for the well-being of its children. It is 22nd overall in the new Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
In the past two decades, children have become more obese and have developed obesity at a younger age. A 2020 report found that 14.7 million children and adolescents in the U.S. live with obesity.
According to the local officials, two-thirds (66%) of Pennsylvania’s school buildings were built before 1970, and are likely to contain asbestos.
The required physical examinations and vaccinations are all about prevention for the more than 1.7 million Pennsylvania students in grades K-12.