OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst
As the national economy continues to expand, and leading economic indicators depict a healthy economy, there remains an underclass of citizens, namely America's children. According to the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), a significant number of children are at risk of being left behind. CDF offers some startling related statistics. Today, one-fifth of America's children are poor; one in eleven lives at less than half the poverty level. One of twelve children has a disability.