Category Archives: Data

Staging (Data): Without It, A House Is Not a Home

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Good realtors know how to help potential home buyers see a house as more than a house, but a home…their home. That’s why ‘staging’ has become a buzzword among home sellers and their agents. They recognize the importance of helping … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Switch Up

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For weeks now, media outlets have been abuzz with talk about the Super Bowl. Even people who are not fans of football will watch, if only for the billion dollar commercials or the half-time show. It’s a big deal, not … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Former Data Hater

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I’ve alluded to my ‘former life’ a few times over the years; I guess its time to come clean and openly share it….yes, I used to treat research and data with disdain. I was known to bemoan the researchers who … Continue reading

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Children Count: A One-Stop Repository of Data Related to Children’s Well-Being

This isn’t a typical blog post, I’ll just say that upfront. People who know or follow me know that I’m a bit of a data freak geek. There’s a project I’ve wanted to do for years now–literally. It involves child … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Child Welfare Data

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Data regarding child welfare is fairly straight-forward, right? There is little room for interpretation when it comes to counting the number of children in foster care, or so it would seem. In the course of preparing visuals to illustrate data … Continue reading

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Do the Math: Just One More

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There was a tweet posted recently stating that there are 114,000 kids waiting for an adoptive home. I replied that 40-50,000 families could take that number to zero (assuming some of the 114,000 are siblings and might be adopted together). … Continue reading

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Proceed With Caution

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The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) recently released data regarding child abuse and neglect in the United States for 2010. The federal Administration for Children and Families report, Child Maltreatment 2010, indicates that an estimated 695,000 children … Continue reading

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