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The Choices We Make The Texas We Create                  Frances Deviney, Ph.D.               Texas Kids Count Director   ...
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@cppp_tx#kidscount
What trail will Texas’ children follow?                                       @cppp_tx                                    ...
The U.S. added 2 million kids in last                        decade                                                    2M ...
Texas accounted for half of that                           growth!                                                 50%    ...
Texas added nearly ONE MILLION Kids                                      2010                                      6.9 M  ...
Harris Co grew to over 1.1 M kids, with largest    growth occurring in the Hispanic population                            ...
93%       OF HARRIS CO         KIDS ARE        CITIZENS2010 American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau
Struggling from the Start         1 OF EVERY 8                                        HARRIS CO                           ...
Struggling from the Start         Percentage of HARRIS CO              BABIES BORN      Weighing less than 5.5 lbs        ...
Struggling from the Start     Births to Harris Co. teens going up after     decline throughout 1990s and early 2000s   199...
Struggling from the Start Of Harris Co. babies born to teens, more than 1 in 5     were born to teens who were already mom...
Struggling from the Start                          43%          OF HARRIS CO           BABIES BORN    WITHOUT PRENATAL CAR...
Choices:And to make mattersworse . . .• New state rule for  Medicaid Women’s  Health Program violates  federal law• We wil...
1             of every                   4   HARRIS CO    KIDS ARE  UNINSURED2010 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates
Public health insurance buffers loss of   private health insurance for Texas kids      62%                               P...
Choices: Texas’ Public Policy Decisions         Affect Whether Harris Co.’s Kids Become         and Stay Enrolled in Medic...
Texas’ poor and uninsured kids less likely to           be in excellent/very good health                                  ...
We have made choices that cut older adult       poverty by nearly two-thirds nationally            25%                    ...
We haven’t made the same commitment             to reduce poverty for Texas kids                               27%        ...
Harris Co. child poverty has risen in recent              years, coinciding with unemployment                             ...
To be considered “officially poor,” a family of three                  has to make less thanSource: 2012 Poverty Threshold...
Work Supports actually do make a                  difference for kids!                                    National Child P...
Choices: Income support for kids in   the poorest families virtually eliminated        7.50%                      Texas   ...
Choices:      More Harris Co. kids receiving food assistance (SNAP) thanks to improved enrollment system                  ...
Choices: Expansion of Summer Food ProgramSource: Texas Department of Agriculture. Summer food data is the average daily pa...
One of Every Four Texas Preschoolers Not Read                  to RegularlySource: 2007 National Survey of Children’s Heal...
Choices: Increase in Harris Co. 4-yr-olds in      pre-k due, in part, to pre-k expansion grants                     43%   ...
Economically Disadvantaged kids who went        to pre-k did better on their TAKS tests                                   ...
Harris Co. TAKS reading achievement                    gap shrinking                                                      ...
Harris Co. Dropouts:                    Still Not Great, But Improving      47%                                           ...
In Texas, dropouts only make 36 cents for   every dollar earned by college graduatesMedian earnings for adults 25+ yrs by ...
Choices: Texas’ Educational                                             th                                  Investment    ...
Choices: We           underfunded         public education         by $5.3 Billion for             2012-13CPPP analysis of...
Choices:               Including the elimination of                                                             High      ...
ChildNearly 5,500ProtectiveHarris CountyServices:kidsconfirmedOuras abusedservice ofor neglectedlast resortin 2011Departme...
Choices:     Helping support a safe      home environment    70%       of kids who receive child         protective servic...
Choices: When Harris Co. kids are removed     from their homes, fewer are going to foster care,   81%                     ...
Even with more        kids placed with            relatives                        Nearly      4,900      Harris County ch...
Choices:  Because we  underfunded in-home  services to save  money, we may see a  shift back to putting  kids in Foster Ca...
Foster Care services cost 26X more per year   than providing in-home or reunification services                 $12,567    ...
Texas Century for children
Children with special health care needsCommunities inSchools program      Cuts to Kids                      Family Plannin...
"We have no choice, unless we want to          continue to try to grow our      population and continue to shrink     spen...
Where do wego from here?           @cppp_tx          #kidscount
Sustained & balanced          investment         is the key tohealthy child development and             Texas’      future...
“It broke me down, emotionally and mentally, that I couldn’t provide for  my family. We’d never been in a      situation l...
“I’m working a good job. . . I’mspending more time with my kids.   For all the little things that I      have,      I am h...
We know we can do big things.It’s time to do the     right thing.
Contact  InformationFrances Deviney, PhD Texas KIDS COUNT      Director deviney@cppp.org(512) 320-0222 ext. 106
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  1. 1. The Choices We Make The Texas We Create Frances Deviney, Ph.D. Texas Kids Count Director Center for Public Policy Priorities September 15, 2012
  2. 2. Video
  3. 3. @cppp_tx#kidscount
  4. 4. What trail will Texas’ children follow? @cppp_tx #kidscount
  5. 5. The U.S. added 2 million kids in last decade 2M @cppp_txU.S. child pop grew by 2 million between 2000 and 2010 Decennial Census data, U.S. Census Bureau #kidscount
  6. 6. Texas accounted for half of that growth! 50% @cppp_txU.S. child pop grew by 2 million between 2000 and 2010 Decennial Census data, U.S. Census Bureau #kidscount
  7. 7. Texas added nearly ONE MILLION Kids 2010 6.9 M 2000 (5.9M) Source: 2000 and 2010 Decennial Census data, U.S. Census Bureau
  8. 8. Harris Co grew to over 1.1 M kids, with largest growth occurring in the Hispanic population 589K 2000 2010 403K 324K 274K 221K 195K 56K 62K 7K Anglo Black Hispanic Asian OtherSource: 2000 and 2010 Decennial Census Data, U.S. Census Bureau
  9. 9. 93% OF HARRIS CO KIDS ARE CITIZENS2010 American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau
  10. 10. Struggling from the Start 1 OF EVERY 8 HARRIS CO BABIES BORN PRETERM @cppp_tx2008, Texas Department of State Health Services #kidscount
  11. 11. Struggling from the Start Percentage of HARRIS CO BABIES BORN Weighing less than 5.5 lbs Up 35%2000-2008, Texas Department of State Health Services
  12. 12. Struggling from the Start Births to Harris Co. teens going up after decline throughout 1990s and early 2000s 1998 12.4% 2004 11.8% 2008 14.1% @cppp_txTexas Department of State Health Services #kidscount
  13. 13. Struggling from the Start Of Harris Co. babies born to teens, more than 1 in 5 were born to teens who were already moms 21% @cppp_tx2008 Texas Dept of State Health Svcs #kidscount
  14. 14. Struggling from the Start 43% OF HARRIS CO BABIES BORN WITHOUT PRENATAL CARE2008 Texas Department of State Health Services
  15. 15. Choices:And to make mattersworse . . .• New state rule for Medicaid Women’s Health Program violates federal law• We will lose 90% of funding• On top of $73M statewide cut Family Planning Program
  16. 16. 1 of every 4 HARRIS CO KIDS ARE UNINSURED2010 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates
  17. 17. Public health insurance buffers loss of private health insurance for Texas kids 62% Private Health Insurance 51% Public Health Insurance 39% 21% 15% Uninsured 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011Percentage of kids 0-17 in each category, March supplement, Current Population Survey
  18. 18. Choices: Texas’ Public Policy Decisions Affect Whether Harris Co.’s Kids Become and Stay Enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP 180K 136K 134K Medicaid 106K 82K 34K 38K CHIP 18K 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 @cppp_txTexas Health and Human Services Commission data & CPPP analysis of state policies #kidscount
  19. 19. Texas’ poor and uninsured kids less likely to be in excellent/very good health 90% 93% 69% 85% 58% 74% 59% Uninsured Public Ins Private Ins. < Poverty 100-199% 200-399% 400% + FPL2007 National Survey of Children’s Health
  20. 20. We have made choices that cut older adult poverty by nearly two-thirds nationally 25% 16% 12% 10% 9% 1970 1980 1990 2000 2011US poverty rates for people 65+, March supplement, Current Population Survey
  21. 21. We haven’t made the same commitment to reduce poverty for Texas kids 27% 15% 10% Working Kids -age 65+ @cppp_tx2011 Poverty rates, March supplement, Current Population Survey #kidscount
  22. 22. Harris Co. child poverty has risen in recent years, coinciding with unemployment 27.1% Child Poverty 23.3% 21.8% 19.1% Unemployment 8.5% 7.0% 4.3% 4.3% 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010Poverty: SAIPE, Unemployment: TWC
  23. 23. To be considered “officially poor,” a family of three has to make less thanSource: 2012 Poverty Thresholds for a family of 3 with two related children under 18 years old
  24. 24. Work Supports actually do make a difference for kids! National Child Poverty Rates 22.5% 18.2% Official Poverty Supplemental Measure Poverty Measure @cppp_tx2010 CPS and Supplemental Poverty Rates, US Census Bureau #kidscount
  25. 25. Choices: Income support for kids in the poorest families virtually eliminated 7.50% Texas 6.9% 2003: Start of Texas’ 4.50% full family sanctions 3.9% Harris Co. 1.40% 1996: Start of federal welfare reform 0.7% 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010Texas Health and Human Services Commission
  26. 26. Choices: More Harris Co. kids receiving food assistance (SNAP) thanks to improved enrollment system 23% 5% 2000 2010 @cppp_txTexas Health and Human Services Commission #kidscount
  27. 27. Choices: Expansion of Summer Food ProgramSource: Texas Department of Agriculture. Summer food data is the average daily participation from summer 2010.
  28. 28. One of Every Four Texas Preschoolers Not Read to RegularlySource: 2007 National Survey of Children’s Health from Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT Data Center
  29. 29. Choices: Increase in Harris Co. 4-yr-olds in pre-k due, in part, to pre-k expansion grants 43% 62% @cppp_txTexas Education Agency #kidscount
  30. 30. Economically Disadvantaged kids who went to pre-k did better on their TAKS tests No Pre-K Pre-K 88% 85% 83% 79% Passed TAKS 3rd grade reading Passed TAKS 3rd grade mathAnalysis of TEA 2011 TAKS data by the Office of Rep. Mike Villarreal
  31. 31. Harris Co. TAKS reading achievement gap shrinking 94% Not Economically Disadvantaged 10 points 81% GAP 84% 21 points Economically Disadvantaged 60% 2003 2011 @cppp_txCPPP analysis of Texas Education Agency data #kidscount
  32. 32. Harris Co. Dropouts: Still Not Great, But Improving 47% 32% 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011Attrition rate, Intercultural Development Research Association
  33. 33. In Texas, dropouts only make 36 cents for every dollar earned by college graduatesMedian earnings for adults 25+ yrs by educational attainment, 2010 American Community Survey
  34. 34. Choices: Texas’ Educational th Investment Per pupil spending before the cuts @cppp_txNCES, Kids Count Data Center #kidscount
  35. 35. Choices: We underfunded public education by $5.3 Billion for 2012-13CPPP analysis of data from the Legislative Budget Board
  36. 36. Choices: Including the elimination of High Pre-k school expansion completion grants grantsCPPP analysis of data from the Legislative Budget Board
  37. 37. ChildNearly 5,500ProtectiveHarris CountyServices:kidsconfirmedOuras abusedservice ofor neglectedlast resortin 2011Department of Family and ProtectiveServices
  38. 38. Choices: Helping support a safe home environment 70% of kids who receive child protective services are served in their homesDepartment of Family and Protective Services
  39. 39. Choices: When Harris Co. kids are removed from their homes, fewer are going to foster care, 81% 62% thanks to increased focus on placing kids with relatives @cppp_txDepartment of Family and Protective Services #kidscount
  40. 40. Even with more kids placed with relatives Nearly 4,900 Harris County children lived in foster careDepartment of Family and Protective Services
  41. 41. Choices: Because we underfunded in-home services to save money, we may see a shift back to putting kids in Foster Care which, ironically may actually cause us to spend more than we saved because . . .CPPP analysis of 2012-13 budget for Department of Family and Protective Services
  42. 42. Foster Care services cost 26X more per year than providing in-home or reunification services $12,567 vs. $481 In-home and Foster Care Reunification ServicesAverage annual spending per year per child, DFPS
  43. 43. Texas Century for children
  44. 44. Children with special health care needsCommunities inSchools program Cuts to Kids Family Planning Services Provider rate cuts in Medicaid and Community Mental CHIP Health services State and Early Childhood Intervention communitymental health Community-based obesity prevention hospitals Foundation School Financial support Program for Family Based Child Newborn Services for abused abuse, neglect, and health Initiative to kids delinquency screenings prevention improve rural health care
  45. 45. "We have no choice, unless we want to continue to try to grow our population and continue to shrink spending significantly," Straus said. "I think at some point you cant cut your way to prosperity." Texas House Speaker Joe StrausOct 28, 2011, El Paso Times
  46. 46. Where do wego from here? @cppp_tx #kidscount
  47. 47. Sustained & balanced investment is the key tohealthy child development and Texas’ future prosperity.
  48. 48. “It broke me down, emotionally and mentally, that I couldn’t provide for my family. We’d never been in a situation like this before.”
  49. 49. “I’m working a good job. . . I’mspending more time with my kids. For all the little things that I have, I am happy.” Manuel Luna, 31, San Antonio
  50. 50. We know we can do big things.It’s time to do the right thing.
  51. 51. Contact InformationFrances Deviney, PhD Texas KIDS COUNT Director deviney@cppp.org(512) 320-0222 ext. 106

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