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MT Kids Well-being ranking down

Montana's child well-being rankings are down over last year. Read this Missoulian Article about the latest KIDS COUNT data and what it means. - More...

Lifelines for Poor Children

Nobel prize-winning economist, James Heckman, makes the case for investment in early childhood. - More...

Hunger Action Month in MT

Over 46,000 children in Montana are at risk of food insecurity or hunger. Check out the Public News Service article on the topic - More...

MT Ranks 28 nationally in child and family well being

Montana is number 28 when it comes to the annual ranking of states in a report that checks on health, education, community and family economics. - More...

Innovative Teen Suicide Prevention Program

For more than three decades, suicide has ravaged Montana at a rate that leads the nation. - More...

Learning to Talk About Suicide

As part of the Billings Gazette coverage of youth suicide and prevention in Indian Country, Cindy Uken writes of efforts at Plenty Coups High School to draw out students Sources of Strength. Read more in her article, “Learning to Talk about it,” - More...

Children's Bureau Turns 100

“April 9, 2012, marked the 100th anniversary of the Children’s Bureau. Learn more about the history of the Children’s Bureau and their work addressing critical issues affecting children and families.” - More...

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Learn about how you can help raise awareness. - More...

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and Montana Kids Count reports that 10 percent of high school students say they have been victims of dating violence. - More...

Bill Gates Annual Letter

“I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition... - More...