Montgomery County Child Protective Services visited the Meitiv family home in Silver Spring a few days before Christmas. They were worried about the family’s two children, a 10-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl. The problem? The children had been seen walking home from the park unaccompanied by an adult.
Tag: child welfare
Business Insider reports that findings from The Foundation for Child Development’s annual Child Well Being Index (CWI), a state-by-state comparison of children’s quality of life, places Maryland ninth in the nation for child welfare.
The index uses 28 indicators across seven categories to calculate overall child well-being.
Here’s what BI reports about the Free State:
“Maryland ranked #3 in Family Economic Well-Being, which measures children without health insurance coverage, family income, and parent employment. The state fared worst in Health Well-Being, which includes mortality rate, overweight and obese children, and children with functional limitations.”
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