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Nebraska’s Children With Disabilities: Part Three

Children with disabilities have special health needs that are as individual to each child as a fingerprint.   The care of each child with a disability requires investment and attention to individual needs. Some disabilities are hard to see, – the same disability can impact different children in very different…...

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Nebraska’s Children with Disabilities: Part Two

Poverty is both a cause and consequence of disability. Children living in poverty have a much greater vulnerability to disease, especially during infancy and early childhood. Impoverished families are less likely to receive adequate health care, or to be able to pay for basic medical needs, and other necessary services.…...

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Nebraska’s Children with Disabilities: Part One

The 25th annual Kids Count in Nebraska Report includes an in-depth look at Nebraska’s children with disabilities. What is a Disability? Disability is an umbrella term reflecting the interaction between a person’s body and the society in which they live. People with disabilities experience one or more of the following three…...

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25 Years Ago, Congress Passed the FMLA. It Wasn’t Enough.

Anne Marie works at a daycare in Papillion. Anne Marie’s husband, Nick, is a nurse. They have two beautiful children, Ben, 7, and Maggie, 9, who were named after Anne Marie’s grandfather and Nick’s mother. Ben loves animals and wants to be a veterinarian when he grows up. Maggie watched…...

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Race for Results Spotlight: Hispanic and Latino Children

The 2017 Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation documents that racial and ethnic disparities prevent children of color and children from immigrant families from achieving success on key milestones. The data measure 12 indicators and produce an index…...

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Race for Results Spotlight: Asian Pacific Islander Children

The Annie E. Casey foundation’s 2017 Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children report addresses the well-being of children of color and children from immigrant families.The data show racial and ethnic disparities between children by measuring 12 indicators and producing an index score for each group…...

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SNAP Feeds Nebraska

As we gather to give thanks for the blessings in our lives and the food on our tables, let us all take the time to appreciate the programs that help feed and strengthen our communities for struggling families. Here in our nation’s breadbasket, 1 in 7 Nebraska families struggles to…...

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Race for Results: Spotlight on American Indian Children

The Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children is the Annie E. Casey foundation’s 2017 report on the well-being of children of color and children from immigrant families. The data measures 12 indicators and produces an index score to explain racial and ethnic disparities among children.…...

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Race for Results: Spotlight on African American Children

The 2017 Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children has released data revealing that racial and ethnic disparities prevent children of color and children from immigrant families from achieving success on key milestones. In Nebraska, African American children scored the lowest overall with an index score…...

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Hello from the new Voices for Children intern, Julie Le

As an undergraduate student at Creighton University, majoring in philosophy and minoring in international relations and French, I am very grateful for this opportunity to learn by working with the Voices for Children team. Everyone has been so kind and welcoming, which makes me look forward to coming into the…...

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