White House teleconference on Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics’ report

On July 10, NASW staff, at the request of the White House, participated in a teleconference to discuss the findings from the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics’ report entitled, “ America’s Children: Key National Indicators on Child Well Being,” http://childstats.gov/americaschildren/, that includes 40 indicators of child wellbeing.

The discussion touched on some of the reports’ findings that include persistent increases in child poverty and teen pregnancy, food insecurity, and health disparities and the Administration’s plans to address these issues. Administration officials on the call were Tina Chen, Director, White House Office of Public Engagement, Abby Witt, Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, Office of Public Engagement, and Ken Baer, Associate Director for Communications and Strategic Planning, Office of Management and Budget.

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