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Missouri ranks 28th of 50 states in child well-being

The approximately 1.4 million children who comprise nearly one-quarter of Missouri’s population are more likely to live in poverty than Missouri’s children in 1990. According to the KIDS COUNT Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The 30th edition of the Data Book — a comprehensive annual report on child well-being for […]

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Missouri foster kids flourish in families

Despite a nationwide increase in the number of kids in foster care, Missouri has made inroads in placing more kids who would otherwise remain in institutional or group settings with families.  A nationwide Annie E. Casey Foundation report looked at foster-child placement data over a 10-year period. Missouri reported about 12,000 kids in the child welfare system, […]

Rockhurst University

Rockhurst University announces partnership to provide educational opportunities to Chillicothe Correctional Center

Rockhurst University is announcing a partnership with the Missouri Department of Corrections to provide new educational opportunities for both incarcerated offenders and staff at the Chillicothe Correctional Center, an all-female facility with approximately 1,660 inmates located about 90 miles northeast of Kansas City. Funded by grants from The Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities, The Laffey-McHugh […]

Livingston County Health Center

Livingston County Health Center announces “It’s Happening” events

Livingston County Health Center announces two upcoming “It’s Happening” victimization awareness presentations on Wednesday, March 7th in their classroom, located at 800 Adam Drive. The first presentation will be held from 10-11 a.m. and the second at 1:30-2:30 p.m., with an opportunity for questions, discussion, and networking after each presentation. Those interested should call the […]