May 18, 2017
New Issue Brief: Children of Incarcerated Parents in Rhode Island
Please join us for the release of the Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Issue Brief: Children of Incarcerated Parents in Rhode Island on Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Issue Brief will present information on parental incarceration in Rhode Island, racial and ethnic disparities, and key strategies for meeting the unique needs of children with incarcerated parents and families after a parent is released from prison.

Registration is required! Please email Jennifer to attend ( ).
Join Our Team! Deputy Director Opening 
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT thanks Jill Beckwith for more than 13 years of outstanding leadership and service (nearly 5 years as Deputy Director and before that, 9 years as Policy Analyst on health issues). Jill will be leaving June 1st to become the Director of Research, Grants, and Evaluation at the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice at Bridgewater State University. 

If you are interested in joining our team as Deputy Director, please see the position posting. The deadline for applicants is June 7.
Annual Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture: Early Adversity

This year's lecturer for the annual Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture in Child and Youth Behavior and Development on May 4 was Dr. Daniel Keating from the University of Michigan, author of Born Anxious: The Lifelong Impact of Early Life Adversity. 

Discussants included Susan Dickstein of Bradley Hospital, Brown University Alpert Medical School & the RI Association for Infant Mental Health, as well as Blythe Berger of Rhode Island Department of Health. The annual Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture is co-sponsored by Rhode Island KIDS COUNT and Brown University.

For more, please see the lecture slidesmedia release and event pictures.
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