The following resources are State and local examples which discuss child and youth well-being, including child, family, and community factors that impact well-being, as well as ways to improve well-being.
2018 Report How Are Vermont’s Young Children & Families? (PDF - 3,307 KB)
Building Bright Futures Council (2019)
Analyzes statistics and information on the state of young child and family well-being in Vermont; includes promising practices and recommendations for improving neighborhoods and communities to better support a safe, healthy, and prosperous future for the State.
Enhancing Child Well-Being in Michigan: A Guide to Improving KIDS COUNT Outcomes and Rankings (PDF - 1,260 KB)
Kids Count in Michigan
Presents findings from a 2017 evaluation of child well-being in Michigan that considered 16 different indicators, and then discusses strategies to improve services and outcomes.
Next Steps for Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families (PDF - 3,686 KB)
Rhode Island Kids Count (2015)
Discusses Rhode Island infant and toddler policy areas that require increased attention and resources, and identifies policy areas of strength that the State should maintain and improve over time. Developed by a public-private steering committee and leadership team based on input from more than 200 early childhood experts from across the State.
Washington State Child Well-Being Data Portal
Partners for Our Children (2016)
Provides up-to-date information, organized by the three main parts of the child welfare system: Investigations and Assessments, In-Home Services, and Out-of-Home Care, on the size and shape of Washington's child welfare system and information on child and family outcomes.
The Youngest Illinoisans: A Statistical Look at Infants and Toddlers in Illinois
Murphey, Cooper, & Forry (2014)
Child Trends & Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Presents selected indicators on the health and well-being of infants and toddlers and the risk and protective factors that are closely linked with those conditions, in the United States and in Illinois, with comprehensive demographic data on the number and composition of Illinois’ youngest children. The report describes the extent to which Illinois’ array of formal supports for the youngest children and their families is meeting their needs. National and other State data, is also available.