One in five children lives in poverty. More than one in five children lives in a food insecure household. Data across a range of health and economic indicators show that the great recession has had an alarming impact on the well-being of America’s children and has increased the need for public services and benefits.
At the same time, the country’s child population is changing in other ways. One in four children has an immigrant parent. Children of immigrants account for nearly the entire growth in the child population over the past decade. For these children, access to services are complicated by issues of language, immigration status of themselves or household members and other barriers.
On April 26, 2011 from 9 - 10:30 am, a panel of experts will explore these and other changing characteristics of the nation’s children and discuss the implications for state and federal policies across the social safety net.
This event will be held at CLASP (1200 18th Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20036 -- above The Daily Grill).