July 12, 2016 | by Melissa McGaughey | Prevention The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Data Book for 2016 shows that Wisconsin ranks 13th in overall child well-being nationwide. However, it is important that Wisconsin’s children of color face some of the greatest racial disparities in the nation.
March 7, 2016 | by Cassy Krueger | Prevention Each week we will be rolling out a video on our programs and how they each contribute to the Public Policy Institute's mission: preventing and reducing poverty while improving the quality of life for individuals and families in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin.
October 30, 2015 | by Melissa McGaughey | Events The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Network hosted its 9th annual Family Unity Night dinner on October 8th for 255 children and parents. We hope you enjoy this brief video and photos capturing some of the fun that was had!
July 7, 2014 | by The Coming Together Partnership | Events Youth want to be part of the solution. They believe the effort must be ongoing, must be carried out within neighborhoods, and must bring young people and adults together. The Coming Together Partnership, the collaboration that convened the summit, has agreed to carry out this mission.
May 22, 2014 | by Suzy Rodriguez | Prevention Milwaukee has done a tremendous job in turning around our high rates of teenage pregnancy. In 2008, the only major city in the nation with a higher rate of teen pregnancy than Milwaukee was Philadelphia. Prior to that, Milwaukee had been ranked within the top five cities for over a decade. Due to a sustained and concerted effort involving many individuals and community partners, the teen birth rate has dropped by 50% since 2008. Although this is an amazing feat and we have much to celebrate, the work is still far from over.
May 20, 2014 | by Kasaundra Brown | Prevention Marijuana use is a growing concern that is taking its toll on American families–from the most successful families to those facing today’s greatest challenges. For many, marijuana has become or is becoming more acceptable and/or normal. At what point did it become acceptable for a society to view any illegal drug as “safe,” to the extent that some propose legalizing the substance for recreational use?
May 18, 2014 | by Kari Lerch | Events Prevention is not simply intervening when a behavior or health concern is visible and present but rather intervening before high risk behaviors are even exhibited. At the core of a preventative approach is the use of evidence-based programs and/or practices and the promotion of positive youth development in order to give youth the skills and experience needed to lead a happy and healthy lifestyle.