LouisianaChildren.org is a member-focused organization whose mission is to support evidence-based programs and services for vulnerable families.  LouisianaChildren.org is the statewide association for Child Advocacy Centers and CASA of Louisiana




CACLA Louisiana CASA CLARO - Children's Law Advocacy Resources Online BCBS Louisiana Foundation Child Welfare Information Gateway



Louisiana Kid's Dashboard

Find out where Louisiana ranks on child well-being and how we can work together to make it better for our children.



LSU/Tulane Early Childhood Policy and Data Center

The LSU/Tulane Early Childhood Policy and Data Center is a collaboration between LSU’s Public Policy Research Lab and the Tulane Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. Our mission is to conduct policy-relevant research, collect timely and appropriate data, and provide statistical and economic analysis to inform early childhood policy decisions. In 2012 they produced the Early Childhood Risk and Reach in Louisiana report. 



Kids Count Data

Where does Louisiana rank compared to other states when it comes to child well-being?



Recognize & Report Suspected Child Abuse

Do you know the signs of abuse? Do you know how to report suspected abuse?


State Child Well-Being Rankings Alternative Approaches


This report provides an alternative way of viewing the ranking of states according to child well-being. Second, this study adjusted each indicator of child well-being to take into account demographics, specifically the percent black children in each state. This report argues that a ranking ought to allow a state with a historically large number of African Americans to rank well if they make gains from where they have been or where they would be expected to be based on demography. This report concludes the importance of utilizing various statistical methodologies to measure child well-being.



Analyzing State Differences in Child Well-Being


In this report we examine the results of a comprehensive composite state-level index of child well-being modeled after the Foundation for Child Development‘s (FCD) Child Well-Being Index (CWI). This study uses data from 2007 to update a similar study published some years ago that was based on data from 2003. The years (2003 and 2007) are selected because that is when the National Survey of Children‘s Health (NSCH) data have been collected and the NSCH is the only state-level source of data for several key indicators of child well-being.



States Ranked on the Basis of the Condition of Children in Low-Income Families


The study examines the wellbeing of children in low income families that would help to illuminate how well states are doing in providing resources for the most vulnerable children.