State of the Child 2018: Key Challenges and Solutions for Our Kids

Monika Spaulding, Digital Editor

What are the top challenges for kids in Washington County and Indiana as a whole—and what do we do about them? 

The community is invited to the Youth Worker Cafe on Wednesday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the meeting room of the county government center  on Martinsburg Rd. to discuss these issues.

This session will provide the latest data from the 2018 Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book and county snapshots, as well as best practice research on successful approaches to key child well-being issues.

There will be robust and data-driven discussion on both problems and solutions in areas such as family and community, economics, education, health and safety. Participants will leave armed with the information and strategies they need to begin making change for kids at the community level.

The speaker will be the Impact and Data Solutions Team, Indiana Youth Institute.

For more information about IYI’s free data and research services, visit

RSVP via Washington County YWC. If you have trouble with link, please go to or email Debbie Jones.

A free lunch will be provided.

For more information about this event or resources from Indiana Youth Institute, contact IYI’s Southeast Outreach Manager Kori Jones.

Those attending are invited to bring business cards and program or service information to share. Please also feel free to arrive early or stay after for additional networking time.

IYI Resources on this topic: “Adolescent Health & Wellness” and “Child Well-being” Subject Guides in the Virginia Beall Ball Library.

Youth First of Washington County is a community partner for the event. 


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