If you guessed 18% you’re correct. This increase means that 2.4 million more children are living below the federal poverty line. Data also reveal that in 2010, 11% of children had at least one unemployed parent, and 4% were affected by foreclosure between 2007 and 2009.
The Parents as Teachers model is known for its universal applicability since higher income does not necessarily equate with higher quality parenting. Today, Parents as Teachers continues to build strong families by focusing on those most vulnerable and building opportunities for the next generation.