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Dawes County, NE

Child Well-Being Snapshot

See the state of child well-being in Dawes 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.

22 percent of Dawes County's population is children age 18 or younger.

19 percent of the population in Dawes County Nebraska is living below the poverty line

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

Reading proficiency among 3rd graders in Dawes County has gone from 71 percent in 2010 to 85 percent in 2013

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

26 percent of children in Dawes County Nebraska lived in a single-parent household in 2013

Nebraska Children's investments in Dawes County

Panhandle Child Abuse Prevention Council serving all 11 Panhandle Counties.

Collective Impact Support for the Panhandle Partnership for Health and Human Services

Many grants have been given to design a Community Prevention System, and Nebraska Children provides ongoing technical support, including an embedded community consultant for this 11-county child well-being collaboration. The collaboration has access to training, planning, facilitation and implementation help to enhance skills and capacity for collective impact, positive parent child interaction/enhancement of protective factors.

Beyond School Bells Citywide ELO System

Nebraska Children provides grant and technical support to the Chadron Public Schools Community Learning Centers to provide high-quality afterschool and summer learning opportunities. The CLCs partner with Chadron State College, UNL Extension and local businesses and educational organizations to provide rich learning experiences in the out-of-school hours.

Past Nebraska Children and Families Foundation Grantees

Panhandle Partnership for Health and Human Services, including:

  • Social/Emotional Well-Being for Older Youth
  • The SPARKS program for middle school youth and older youth (homeless, near homeless and foster youth) will help youth find their strengths, build healthy relationships with teachers and parents.
  • 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 Circle of Security, a relationship-based early intervention program, and Baby FAST, a widely used multifamily group intervention model for young parents and their infants and toddlers.
  • Children’s Outreach Program

Runaway and Homeless Youth Grant

Dawes County Stories

Feedback from the Field: FAST Success in Chadron

FAST Stories from th Panhandle

Lights on Afterschool in Chadron

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