rhode island kids count http://ripr.org en New Data On How Poverty Hurts Kids' Brains http://ripr.org/post/new-data-how-poverty-hurts-kids-brains <p>Stress can affect developing brains, including the kind of stress that poverty can create. But a strong caregiver can mediate those effects. Those are the findings of a new <a href="http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=1761544&amp;utm_source=Silverchair%20Information%20Systems&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JAMAPediatrics%3AOnlineFirst10%2F28%2F2013">study </a>in the Journal JAMA Pediatrics. It's not news that stress and poverty can have negative effects. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:46:39 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 24011 at http://ripr.org New Data On How Poverty Hurts Kids' Brains RI Children Healthier, But Many Still in Poverty http://ripr.org/post/ri-children-healthier-many-still-poverty <p>Kids Count is out with its annual report on the health, education and safety of children in Rhode Island.</p><p>The report shows there are close to a quarter million children in the state. Nineteen percent live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level.</p><p>The good news, says Kids Count director Elizabeth Burke Bryant, is that they’re healthier than they once were.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:36:25 +0000 Flo Jonic & Elisabeth Harrison 13204 at http://ripr.org RI Children Healthier, But Many Still in Poverty RI Children Are Healthier Overall, But Many Live In Poverty http://ripr.org/post/ri-children-are-healthier-overall-many-live-poverty-0 <p></p><p>Kids Count is out with its annual report on the health, education and safety of children in Rhode Island.</p><p>The report shows there are close to a quarter million children in the state. Nineteen percent live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level.</p><p>The good news, says Kids Count director Elizabeth Burke Bryant, is that they’re healthier than they once were.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:25:29 +0000 Flo Jonic & Elisabeth Harrison 13203 at http://ripr.org