Childhood Well-Being

Kids Count
12:37 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Report: Well-Being of W.Va. Children Improves

Credit Kids Count

  A private foundation says the well-being of West Virginia's children has improved over the past two decades. But there are still problem areas.

A report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks West Virginia 37th in the nation in children's well-being.

The report is based on 16 indicators, including children without health insurance and proficiency in math and reading.

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Children
6:56 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

"My Bike" Program Comes to West Virginia

Isabella goes on the bike parade with Sen. Joe Manchin.
Credit Ben Adducchio / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

For young children with certain disabilities, it’s just about impossible to ride a conventional bicycle. So a children’s charity known as Variety, which began in Pittsburgh in 1928, along with several people who wanted to get involved, started a program called the “My Bike” program. It provides specialized bicycles, that are built to suit the special needs of the child.

Nearly 30 children received these specialized bikes at a recent ceremony in Morgantown with Variety.

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Childhood Well-Being
10:00 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Study Finds W.Va. Kids Fare Poorly Compared to Nation

Credit The Annie E. Casey Foundation

A private foundation says the well-being of West Virginia's white children is the worst in the country, while black children in the state fare slightly above the national average.

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