April 16, 2010

2010 Conditions of Children Report Card Released for Kern County

Kristen A. Beall, Ed.D.

On April 15, I attended the Kern County Network for Children's release of their 2010 Report Card, and met some inspiring people who are working to make a difference for children in our county. Philanthropists are a key component of this work, and your investment can help keep children safe, prevent child abuse, and improve the overall welfare of Kern County kids. 

On April 15, I attended the Kern County Network for Children's release of their 2010 report card. The event was held at Dream Center and Coffee House, 1212 18th Street, and the event speakers included:

  • Tom Corson, ED, KC Network for Children
  • Christine Lizardi Frazier, KC Superintendent of Schools
  • Elena Acosta, Assistant Director, Child Protective Services, KC DHS
  • Stephen Pelz, Governing Board President, KC Network for Children
  • Members of the Children's Advocacy Committee

Refreshments were donated by Dagny's Coffee Company. 

What could a philanthropist invest in? 

The reality of the need to improve the lives of children in Kern County is striking. This report shows what Kern County philanthropists can do to take real action. It's about investing in safety for kids, and prevention of child abuse. Tom Corson and his organization are working hard, and getting results. 

They are making a difference. While the overall scorecard for the condition of children in our county still demonstrates a need for improvement, two bright spots were improvements in family reunification and reunification with kin. To learn more, contact Kern County Network for Children

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Jeff, this is a fascinating report. Is it available anywhere on their website?


October 20, 2010, 10:02am


It sure is. Visit Kern County Network for Children's website at www.kcnc.org and look in the sidebar for "Report Card 2010."


November 2, 2010, 4:08pm

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