Illinois Kids Count 2013: “Moving Policy, Making Progress”
Illinois Kids Count 2013 — “Moving Policy, Making Progress” — focuses on 25 years of achievements and challenges in early childhood education, health care coverage, access to child care services, and seven other featured policy areas. Illinois has made significant strides in improving the lives of children and families, but that progress is now at risk, jeopardizing the health, safety, and well-being of our children and threatening efforts to build a more prosperous future for the state as a whole.
“Where’s the Love?” — Foster Kids Want to Know
“Where’s the Love?” is a hard-hitting message from the Foster Kids Are Our Kids campaign about how bad things can happen to kids who aren’t given enough love and support. The campaign illustrates how kids in foster care are more likely than their peers to become homeless, drop out of school, or become incarcerated because they often don’t receive the love and support that all kids need in order to help them live up to their full potential.
Help Prevent Child Abuse — Take the Parent Pledge Today
Affirm your dedication to children and families by joining Voices for Illinois Children, Prevent Child Abuse Illinois, Foster Kids Are Our Kids, Children’s Home + Aid, Be Strong Families, and Gov. Quinn by taking the Governor’s Pledge to End Child Abuse and Neglect. Together, we can prevent child abuse by building communities that are committed to families and to the support and services they need to raise strong, healthy children.