CAHS was proud to be one of the presenters at the 2013 Stone Soup conference hosted by Discovery Communities and the Graustein Memorial Fund this week. Our workshop focused on how and why childhood poverty undermines opportunity in our state, and how despite the apparently good indicators in this field.
Connecticut is wealthy state, and we usually rank pretty high on many child poverty indicators. Our state, however, has some pockets of concentrated poverty, as we are one the most unequal places in the nation. How to break this cycle and move these communities forward is one of the crucial policy questions facing our state, and our presentation tried to address them.
You can find the slides from the presentation here (PDF): CAHS Stone Soup - childhood poverty and opportunity. A lot of the data comes from two previous reports from CAHS, our 2013 Kids Count Data Book and our previous work about racial disparities and urban jobs, as well as national Kids Count data.