Dakota County, NE
Community Well-Being Data
Casey Family Programs, with input from across the United States, has created the Community Opportunity Map. This is an interactive tool that highlights the aspects of communities that are associated with safe children and strong families. This interactive, research-based framework is composed of select U.S. Census Bureau indicators and is available for any community in the nation to use. It was informed by significant evidence of the community factors correlated with child maltreatment and a healthy community framework developed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The tool maps community indicators at geographic levels defined by the user, from the state level down to neighborhoods. We hope the tool will be used by community members, policymakers, child welfare leaders, city government officials, and other stakeholders to build hope and promote well-being for families and children.
Nebraska Children's investments in Dakota County
Child Abuse Prevention Council (Wakefield Family Resource Center) serving Burt, Cedar, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Knox, Thurston and Wayne Counties.
Bring Up Nebraska/Community Response
Grant 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.
Rooted in Relationships
Nebraska Children has provided grant funds, ongoing training, planning facilitation and implementation support for a community-owned initiative to improve the social-emotional outcomes of the area’s children, from birth to age 8.
Beyond School Bells
Think Make Create mobile makerspace
Behavioral Health System of Care
Past Nebraska Children and Families Foundation Grants:
- Siouxland Human Investment Partnership
- Sioux City School-Community Partnership 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.