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The Council on Children and Families is authorized to coordinate the state health, education and human services systems as a means to provide more effective systems of care for children and families. Visit our About Us page to learn more about the Council.
Learn more! The report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, The First Eight Years: Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success, highlights the importance of supports for families and the lasting impact of quality early childhood programs on children as they progress through school and into adulthood. Also, view the Snapshot of New York's Youngest Children (Ages (0-5).
The Council on Children and Families is pleased to announce the launch of Every Student Present, a public awareness campaign to help school leadership, parents, and communities understand the impact of chronic absence—missing 10 percent of school. The campaign promotes strategies that build a culture of attendance and help identify chronically absent students so we can engage them in school, better preparing them for academic success. Learn more about the topic and find resources for your schools and communities at www.everystudentpresent.org.
The NYS Council on Children and Families, in coordination with the NYS Education Department, has developed a Program Overview and Grant Implementation Plan describing how New York State’s Community Schools initiative will be implemented. This Plan was adopted by Council membership on August 5, 2013.
- Tax Credits for Working Families
- Suicide Prevention Center of New York State
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline—1-800-273-TALK
- NYActs.com —An Initiative for Adults and Children on the Autism Spectrum
- Recently Discharged from the Military? What's Next?
- NYS Volunteer Program
- What Every Woman Should Know about Alcohol and Pregnancy