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Colfax County, NE

Child Well-Being Snapshot

See the state of child well-being in Colfax County below. All data comes from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, the Nebraska Department of Education, the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Crimial Justice, the US Census Bureau and the County Health Rankings and Roadmap Program. Population analysis by CPAR at UNO. Population estimates based on 2009-2014 data.

31 percent of Colfax County's population is children age 18 or younger.

16 percent of the population in Colfax County Nebraska is living below the poverty line

Colfax County Nebraska has seen a decline in substantiated child abuse and neglect rates since 2010

Number of kids in foster care in Colfax County has increased since 2011

Reading proficiency among 3rd graders in Colfax County has gone from 47 percent in 2010 to 92 percent in 2013

41 percent of children in Colfax County Nebraska live in a home where a language other than English is spoken.

Colfax County has an insignificant number of juvenile arrests

Births to teens have increased since 2010 in Colfax County.

31 percent of children in Colfax County Nebraska lived in a single-parent household in 2013

Nebraska Children's investments in Colfax County

Columbus Child Abuse Prevention Council serving Boone, Butler, Colfax, Nance, Platte and Polk Counties.

Collective Impact Support for Columbus Area United Way (Platte/Colfax County)

Initial grant to complete the Child Well-being (CWB) assessment and planning process for development of collaborative capacity, the prevention system, and parent child interaction as related to community context, followed by ongoing support for the resulting Community Prevention System.

Sixpence Early Learning Program

Schuyler Public School is a Save the Children Early Steps for School Success site, plus an Early Head Start site that uses Parents as Teachers. The program will offer:

  • Services on a year round basis
  • Contact with each actively enrolled family at least three times per month for a total of at least 180 minutes per month (2 of the 3 contacts must be personal visits, totaling 120 minutes)
  • Program is designed to serve children prenatally through 3 years of age for a minimum of 18-24 months

Past Nebraska Children and Families Foundation Grants

  • Healthy Families Nebraska – Columbus Community Hospital (Platte, Colfax, Boone and Nance Counties)
  • School-Community Partnership (Platte/Colfax Counties) Designed to improve social and emotional well-being of children and families by enhancing school and community services. Strategies were created to address young children’s mental health and behavioral health needs, parent-child relationships, and kindergarten truancies. This program focused on the social /emotional development and school readiness of young children from birth to age 5.
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