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Dodge County, NE

Child Well-Being Snapshot

See the state of child well-being in Dodge 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.

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

10 percent of the population in Dodge County Nebraska is living below the poverty line

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

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

Reading proficiency among 3rd graders in Dodge County has gone from 56 percent in 2010 to 71 percent in 2013

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

Juvenile arrests in Dodge County have been declining since 2010

Births to teens have declined dramatically since 2010 in Dodge County Nebraska

29 percent of children in Dodge County Nebraska lived in a single-parent household in 2013

Nebraska Children's investments in Dodge County

Collective Impact Support for Fremont Community Response System

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.

Beyond School Bells Citywide ELO System

Nebraska Children provides grant and technical support to the Fremont Public Schools Community Learning Centers to provide high-quality afterschool and summer learning opportunities.

Project Everlast Foster Youth Council

Each Project Everlast Council creates opportunities for youth in care and alumni to connect with each other, share resources and provide input on program and policy issues.

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.

Sixpence Early Learning Program

Fremont Public Schools and Dodge County Head Start have formed a collaboration to serve at-risk infants and toddlers through their family engagement home visiting program. It is the goal of the program to increase the ability to reach out to the diverse population within their community by employing a bilingual educator. The two programs offer two different curriculums, Save the Children’s Early Steps for School Success curriculum, and Parents as Teachers.

Program currently offers:

  • 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 age 3 for a minimum of 18 – 24 months

Past Nebraska Children and Families Foundation Grants:

Fremont Area United Way 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 promoting the social/emotional development and school readiness of young children from birth to age 5.

Northeast Nebraska Regional Continuum of Care Capacity Building

Fremont stories

Melissa's story - Fremont Community Prevention System in action

Redefining Collaboration with the Fremont Area United Way

Child Abuse Prevention in Action: PIWI in Fremont

Celebrating our Super Heroes in Fremont

Fremont Success Video


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