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Forum on Child Well Being in Porter County Next Week

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A forum to take an in-depth look at Porter County's trends in child well-being and how to find resources to help local children has been scheduled for next week in Valparaiso. Indiana Youth Institute Field Representative Stephen Gill told the Region News Team this forum's speaker will discuss the state of children in Porter County, where the percentage of children in poverty was 13-point-two percent as of 2012 figures, according to Kids Count in Indiana's 2013 Data Book.
The forum will take place on Thursday, March 13th, from 11:30am-to-1pm, at the United Way of Porter County. As part of IYI’s Youth Worker Café program, the forum is free and lunch will be served, but reservations are required by noon on March 12. RSVP by contacting IYI Northwest Indiana Field Representative Stephen Gill via text only at (219) 314-9516 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Gill also may be contacted for more information on the café. Reservations may also be made by contacting IYI Statewide Outreach Manager Debbie Jones via phone at (317) 396-2723 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
For a link to an overview of the Porter County data related to child development and child well-being, click http://www.iyi.org/resources/pdf/porter.pdf


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