Webcast: The State of Texas Children 2012

REPLAY THE VIDEO: The Center for Public Policy Priorities hosted the annual Texas Kids Count breakfast briefing Thursday, April 5, where community experts discussed findings from the new report, Choices: The State of Texas Children 2012.

The just-released book examines issues including poverty, food scarcity and teen birth rates and shows how Bexar County and Texas children compare to children across the nation.

Thanks to a grant from Methodist Healthcare Ministries, NOWCastSA webcast the event live. The video will be archived here so you can come back and watch later.
The event, sponsored by Methodist Healthcare Ministries and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, included a presentation of the book's key findings by Texas Kids Count Director Dr. Frances Deviney.
About 350 people attended the event, where a panel of community experts discussed the effect of recent public policy choices on families.
The panel included State Representative Mike Villarreal; State Senator Leticia Van de Putte; Senior Vice President for United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, Toni Van Buren; President of American Sunrise and former San Antonio City Council member, Mary Alice Cisneros; and Associate Director of Policy Reform and Advocacy at The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Dennis Campa.