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Policy Brief: The Harmful Consequences of Work Requirements and Other Obstacles to Services for Children and Families

| April 4, 2023 |

Each year, federal programs provide children with affordable health care, nutritious food, stable housing, and early childhood education. These programs not only lift millions

Big Ideas 2023

| December 8, 2022 |

Big Ideas 2023 delivers innovative solutions to issues such as child homelessness, education reform, economic justice, and children’s health care from scholars, advocates, and

Children’s Budget 2022

| October 6, 2022 |

Children’s Budget 2022, released today, finds that the share of federal spending on children climbed to a historic 11.98% of the U.S. budget in

Undoing the Racist Legacy of Cash Assistance in the South: Reimagining TANF Using the “Black Women Best” Framework

| August 31, 2022 |

This paper is part of First Focus on Children’s upcoming series Big Ideas 2022: The American South Forward This report was written before the

The Looming Equity Crisis in Children’s Health Care: Federal and State Action Is Needed to Prevent Millions of Children from Losing Medicaid

| July 18, 2022 |

This report — from First Focus on Children, Families USA, and UnidosUS — finds that the country will see its largest drop in children’s

Report: Unaccompanied Children in Emergency Intake Site (EIS) Facilities

| June 21, 2022 |

In May 2022, the Women’s Refugee Commission and First Focus on Children led a delegation of 11 advocacy organizations to the Emergency Intake Site

REPORT: Kids & COVID Conversations

| May 12, 2022 |

Overview: From the beginning, children have been sidelined in the discussion of COVID-19. The rumor that children do not get COVID — propagated by

Children’s Budget 2021

| November 3, 2021 |

The 2021 Children’s Budget book, released on November 3rd, 2021, finds that COVID funding fueled the largest year-to-year increase in the share of federal

Case Study: Utilizing Tax Credits to Alleviate Child Poverty in the United States

| April 26, 2021 |

by: Kathryn Blankenship, Jordyn Florance, Stephanie Lobo, Brittany WalshAmerican University: Education Policy & Leadership Executive Summary This report was commissioned in partnership with a

Recommendations for Prioritizing Children in Opioid Settlement Funding

| March 26, 2021 |

Last year, First Focus on Children and Families USA invited child advocacy, welfare, and health experts to determine how to prioritize substance use prevention,