kentucky youth advocates http://wkms.org en Calloway Highest Ranking Western Kentucky County for Child Well-Being http://wkms.org/post/calloway-highest-ranking-western-kentucky-county-child-well-being <p></p><p>A Kentucky Youth Advocates and Kids Count report has found Calloway is the top county in far western Kentucky for child well being.</p><p>Overall, Calloway ranked third behind Oldham and Boone counties. The report released Tuesday measured each county in four areas: economic security, education, health and family and community strength. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:00:47 +0000 Whitney Jones 37267 at http://wkms.org Calloway Highest Ranking Western Kentucky County for Child Well-Being Kentucky Youth Advocates Recommends State Earned Income Credit http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-youth-advocates-recommends-state-earned-income-credit <p></p><p>Kentucky Youth Advocates has released a report that says 1 in 4 Kentucky taxpayers could benefit from a state-level earned income credit.</p><p>KYA released an issue brief today that says the credit would piggyback onto the federal earned income credit. That could yield up to $337 per applicant, with little to no administrative cost to state government. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:16:53 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37047 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Youth Advocates Recommends State Earned Income Credit Bad Experiences Hurt Kids' Lives for Years. Kentucky Leads the U.S. in Them, Report Says http://wkms.org/post/bad-experiences-hurt-kids-lives-years-kentucky-leads-us-them-report-says <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Shutterstock.com" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201306/shutterstock_682807.jpg" alt="" /><p>A child's future can be thwarted for years afte enduring several negative family events—a divorce, substance abuse in the home, an incarcerated parent, said Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, citing research.<p>And Kentucky has among the highest percentages of children who have had three or more of those adverse experiences Mon, 04 Nov 2013 14:57:20 +0000 Joseph Lord 36264 at http://wkms.org Bad Experiences Hurt Kids' Lives for Years. Kentucky Leads the U.S. in Them, Report Says Kentucky Ranks Last in U.S. for Access to Child Care Assistance, Report Says http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-ranks-last-us-access-child-care-assistance-report-says <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201303/shutterstock_3144040.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky ranks last in the U.S. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:10:29 +0000 Joseph Lord 36007 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Ranks Last in U.S. for Access to Child Care Assistance, Report Says Ky. Kids Living in Poverty at All-Time High http://wkms.org/post/ky-kids-living-poverty-all-time-high <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Kentucky has improved its overall rating in an annual report measuring the well-being of children around the country. But the number of Kentucky kids living in poverty is at an all-time high.</p><p>Terry Brooks is executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates. He says last year was the first time ever the commonwealth had to say more than one in four children are living in poverty. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count Data Book shows that rate has slightly increased to 27 percent. But Brooks says if you add up all the indicators including health, economic well-being, education and community, the state is ranked 34th, which is the best rating it’s had over the last decade.</p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:35:06 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 32428 at http://wkms.org Ky. Kids Living in Poverty at All-Time High KYA Kids Count Report Finds High Child Poverty Rate http://wkms.org/post/kya-kids-count-report-finds-high-child-poverty-rate <p></p><p>State lawmakers return to Frankfort in two weeks, and the head of Kentucky Youth Advocates says there are a few steps they should take to address lingering issues affecting children. The latest <a href="http://datacenter.kidscount.org/DataBook/2012/">Kids Count report</a> shows that about a quarter of Kentucky's children live in poverty. In western Kentucky Fulton County recorded the highest rate, with 41 percent, and Carlisle County had the lowest rate at 15.8 percent. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 18:46:57 +0000 Gabe Bullard (KPR) 26183 at http://wkms.org KYA Kids Count Report Finds High Child Poverty Rate Report: Young Status Offenders In Kentucky’s Juvenile Justice System http://wkms.org/post/report-young-status-offenders-kentucky-s-juvenile-justice-system <p>A new report by Kentucky Youth Advocates is shining light on the state&rsquo;s high number of incarcerated youth with low priority crimes.</p><p> Wed, 16 May 2012 19:21:53 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 17998 at http://wkms.org Report: Young Status Offenders In Kentucky’s Juvenile Justice System