Florida KIDS COUNT TeamGreetings!

Hello and welcome to Florida KIDS COUNT! We would like to introduce ourselves, Patty Sharrock and Norín Dollard, as the new FKC Co-Directors beginning May 1, 2015. We are so pleased and excited to be leading this important initiative.  Along with Cindy McCann, FKC Coordinator since 2000, the Florida KIDS COUNT team is eager to continue current partnerships and cultivate new ones in a collaborative effort to increase the awareness about children’s well-being in our communities and statewide. (photo above, left to right: Norín Dollard, Patty Sharrock, and Cindy McCann).

We look forward to working with you!

Patty, Norín and Cindy

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Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2015 KIDS COUNT® Data Book

2015 KIDS COUNT Data BookThe Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2015 KIDS COUNT® Data Book shows that while Florida is experiencing positive growth in economic trends, the number of children living in poverty continues to rise. The total number of children living in these families is 969,000 or nearly one in every four. The report also goes on to show that a third of Florida's children are living with parents who lack secure employment.

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Every Kid Needs a Family: Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success

EveryKidNeedsaFamilyOn any given day, nearly 57,000 young people in child welfare systems in the United States are not living with a family. In this latest KIDS COUNT® policy report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation highlights this and other sobering statistics that point to the urgent need to ensure, through sound policies and proven practices, that everything possible is being done to find loving, nurturing and supported families to help raise more of these children.

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Rays of Light

Florida Kids Count shines the light on successful programs throughout our state supporting:


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Read about Florida KIDS COUNT efforts in the 2014 Impact report from the Department of Child & Family Studies.