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York County, NE

Child Well-Being Snapshot

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.

Click here to view the Community Opportunity Map.

Nebraska Children's investments in York County

Collective Impact Grant for Community Prevention System

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 Foundation on planning, training, and implementation and evaluation.

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation grant for First Steps – York County Community Health Coalition

Sixpence Early Learning Program

York partnership is between York Public Schools (YPS), Blue Valley Community Action Head Start, Nebraska Women’s Correctional Facility, York Crisis Pregnancy Center, Early Development Network, Four Corners Health, York County Health Coalition, Southeast Early learning Partnership, and UNL Extension. Endowment funds established a new year-round program serving families with children under age three through a combination of home visitation and center socialization activities on child growth and development for children and their families.

The York Partnership also provides women who participate in the Prison Nursery Program weekly home visits until their release date, in addition workshops and training are offered, for a select group of women in general population who have not finished high school and have children under age 3.

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