The Family Resource Simulator: Two Decades of Impact

The Family Resource Simulator (FRS) is a publicly available online data tool that puts power in the hands of advocates, program administrators, and low-income working families. The first of its kind when NCCP launched it in 2003, the FRS allows users to assess the impact of federal and state eligibility rules and support levels provided […]

Infant-Toddler Social-Emotional Health Policy in Georgia

This brief, produced by GEEARS and NCCP, examines the concept of infant-early childhood mental health and its role in key child outcomes, including school success. Several examples of IECMH innovations in other states are described such as: the use of DC:0-5 for diagnosis of mental health conditions, Medicaid coverage of dyadic treatment and parenting programs […]

Mental Health Chartbook: Tracking the Well-being of People with Mental Health Challenges

This report is an update of Mental Health Chartbook: Tracking the Well-being of People with Mental Illness (2008) by Sherry Glied, Health Policy and Management Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Richard Frank Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School. The funding for this chartbook was provided by the MacArthur Foundation. Yumiko Aratani, Shannon […]

Director’s Report 2011

NCCP Perspectives: Youth Employment

Learn about our Improving the Odds for Adolescents project. The Issue As Stimulus Funding Fades, Obama Administration Seeks Sustained Investment in Youth Employment When President Obama took office in 2009, he faced the worst recession since the Great Depression. As a direct response to the economic crisis, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) introduced […]

2009 Annual Report

In 1989, the National Center for Children in Poverty was created at the request of the Carnegie Corporation and the Ford Foundation to focus on the youngest children in poverty. In the ensuing 20 years NCCP’s mission has expanded to include children of all ages, and their families. Today, NCCP’s breadth of research and policy […]

Making Work Supports Work: Tools for Policy Analysis

Learn about our Making Work Supports Work project. The National Center for Children in Poverty’s (NCCP) Making Work Supports Work project is designed to identify and promote policies that make work pay for low-wage workers and their families. Millions of parents work full-time, year-round and yet struggle to provide even minimum daily necessities for their […]

The Economic Crisis and the Health, Well-Being and Security of New York’s Children and Families: Report of a Meeting, March 13, 2009

Learn about our Making Work Supports Work project. On March 13th, the Children’s Health Fund (CHF) and the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) hosted the New York City Child Health Forum, “Economic Crisis: How the Fallout will Affect the Health, Well-Being and Security of Children and Families.” By gathering economic, political and policy […]

How Maternal, Family and Cumulative Risk Affect Absenteeism in Early Schooling: Facts for Policymakers

What is the role of the schooling experience in the educational trajectories and outcomes of children exposed to risk? Maternal and family risks are associated with greater absenteeism and the cumulative exposure to risk best predicts chronic absenteeism in early schooling. Kindergarten children in contact with three or more risks missed three or more days […]