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Lincoln County, NE

Child Well-Being Snapshot

See the state of child well-being in Lincoln 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.

26 percent of Lincoln County's population is children age 18 or younger.

11 percent of the population in Lincoln County Nebraska is living below the poverty line

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

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

Reading proficiency among 3rd graders in Lincoln County has gone from 73 percent in 2010 to 81 percent in 2013

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

Juvenile arrests have decreased in Lincoln County.

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

Nebraska Children's investments in Lincoln County

North Platte Child Abuse Prevention Council

Collective Impact support to build a Community Prevention System through West Central District Health Department

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. The organization will use the results of this process to complete and begin implementation of an integrated work plan, then work in partnership with Nebraska Children on planning, training, and implementation and evaluation.

Project Everlast Foster Youth Council – North Platte

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.

Past Nebraska Children and Families Foundation Grants

North Platte 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. North Platte targeted the Coordinated School Health (CSH) Initiative in order to implement trauma-informed practices.

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