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PCHS working to change state ranking


A national report ranks Texas 43rd for children’s well-being. One agency founded in Waxahachie, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services, is working to change that. The Annie C. Casey Foundation publishes “Kids Count,” which measures trends in education, economic well-being, health and family and community factors. In the last category, the state ranks 47th. PCHAS Vice President Robert Giegling notes that Texas had 66,706 confirmed cases of child abuse or neglect in 2015, which was the most recent data available. “In the same year, 19,191 Texas kids entered or re-entered state custody,” Giegling said. “We manage foster care cases, and we have preventative programs to keep kids from ever entering the state system.” Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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