Why I Am So Proud of Yonkers’ New & Improved Code of Conduct

Since the release of Dreams Deferred in 2013, WCA’s Connecting Youth workgroup has worked on remedies to re-engage youth disconnected from work and school. The report recommends districts, “reduce exclusionary/disciplinary and suspension practices in school and encourage restorative practices”. Student … Read More & Comment »

Does Your School Excessively Suspend Students of Color?

Our schools treat certain children differently from their peers. Children, as young as preschoolers, are subject to discrimination and bias, which can alter their future in sinister ways. School disciplinary practices disproportionately affect children of color, and it is a … Read More & Comment »

En God Barndum, or the Good Childhood

The following blog post was authored by one of our 2017 summer interns, Caroline Sullivan. Caroline comes to WCA from Bucknell University where she is pursing her undergraduate degree both psychology and political science with a minor in women’s and gender studies. Caroline … Read More & Comment »

On the Home Front: A report on Home Visiting in Westchester

Download here: On the Home Front The following post was written Dr. Katherine Lobach, a member of the Westchester Home Visiting Work Group and a former WCA Board Member.  Katie now serves on WCA’s Advisory Council and is a Professor Emerita of … Read More & Comment »

The 2017 Data Bulletin – The Hope and Challenge for Us All

We wanted to create a data bulletin that shed light on the hope that we see in this county. That said, race still affects outcomes for children across their lifetimes. Read More & Comment »

Get the 2016 Data Bulletin Right Here

DOWNLOAD THE 2016 CHILDREN BY THE NUMBERS BULLETIN HERE! Data sources are also available. Last Friday, we released the printed version of our 2016 Data Bulletin at the annual County Legislative Breakfast on Children and Youth. This year, as we worked … Read More & Comment »

A Constant Eye: Paying Attention to Child Abuse in Westchester County

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month in the US. I admittedly am uneasy about the notion of “celebrating” child abuse prevention, because I wish there wasn’t the need for child abuse prevention in the first place. Child abuse is a crime that lingers long after the abuse has ended. The physical and psychological effects of child abuse can last for years if not decades and those same insidious effects can be passed on to future generations. Read More & Comment »

2015 Children By the Numbers Data Bulletin

2015 Children By the Numbers Data Bulletin Launched

  DOWNLOAD THE 2015 CHILDREN BY THE NUMBERS BULLETIN HERE! Yesterday, we released the 2015 version of our data bulletin at the annual County Legislative Breakfast on Children and Youth. As the Director of Data Analysis, I had the opportunity to … Read More & Comment »