The 61 percent increase follows a 7 percent decrease in out of home placements between 2011 and 2012
Commonly used substances were detailed in the 2016 KIDS COUNT data book report.
Monroe County consistently ranks high in Indiana for children vaccination rates, and area officials plan to continue that progress.
A recent study found the average single mother in Indiana spends about 27 percent of her paycheck on childcare.
Federal support for the program is set to run out next year.
A study for a campaign to reduce infant mortality found only a quarter of people surveyed were aware of the state’s high infant mortality problem.
A summer camp in Martinsville offers disabled children a safe environment that encourages independence and self-esteem, research says.
A lawsuit alleges the Indiana Department of Child Services has not been paying adoptive parents subsidies even though money is available.
Maple City Health Center in Goshen lets patients volunteer at local nonprofits to pay off medical bills.
The number of children without health insurance in Indiana has dropped nearly 1.5 percent in the past four years.