2017 Home Visiting Yearbook

This new report from the National Home Visiting Resource Center brings together comprehensive data on the current state of childhood home visiting across the nation. It shows how these home visiting programs, designed to help children and their families thrive, have been effectively implemented on the federal, state and county levels. While this is great news, the report also outlines how many more children and families in need could benefit from the proper utilization of these available programs.

Expenditures on Children by Families

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion uses a variety of official data sources to accurately estimate the cost of raising a child born in 2015. The researchers found that it will cost about $233,610 to raise a child through the age of 17. The report breaks down what this money goes towards while putting the figures in context and highlighting the current trends for each category of expense.

Family Strengthening Research Grants

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Tamar Birckhead

Delinquent By Reason of Poverty

In mid-November, an 8-year-old boy in Birmingham, Alabama, was charged with the murder of a 1-year-old girl named Kelci Lewis. Authorities announced that late on Oct. 10, the girl’s mother and a friend had left six children, none older than 8, at the home unsupervised.