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York County, NE

Child Well-Being Snapshot

See the state of child well-being in York 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.

24 percent of York County's population is children age 18 or younger.

9 percent of the population in York County Nebraska is living below the poverty line

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

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

Reading proficiency among 3rd graders in York County has gone from 58 percent in 2010 to 78 percent in 2013

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

23 percent of children in York County Nebraska lived in a single-parent household in 2013

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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