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Adams County, NE

Child Well-Being Snapshot

See the state of child well-being in Adams 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 estimate based on 2009-2014 data.

25 percent of Adams County's population is children age 18 or younger.

25 percent of the population in Adams County Nebraska is living below the poverty line

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

Number of kids in foster care in Adams County has declined since 2011

Reading proficiency among 3rd graders in Adams County has gone from 63 percent in 2010 to 77 percent in 2013

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

Births to teens is at its lowest since in 4 years in Adams County Nebraska

22 percent of children in Adams County Nebraska lived in a single-parent household in 2013

Nebraska Children's investments in Adams County

Nebraska Children has a variety of active investments in Adams County, including our support of the Hastings Child Abuse Prevention Council serving Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster Counties. Current investments include:

  • Permanent Relationships for Older Youth, Hastings
  • CASA of South Central Nebraska
  • We CAN Families (Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster Counties)
  • Good Beginnings Advisory Board (Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster Counties)

Nebraska Children also adminsters funds and provides all technical assistance for the Sixpence Early Learning Program through Hastings Public Schools. This initiative serves at-risk babies and toddlers through a family engagement home visiting program using the Parents as Teachers curriculum. This program partners with various entities throughout their District. The District and the Community have matched the funds provided through the grant. Sixpence awarded this grant to Hastings Public Schools in July of 2015


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