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Welcome to the KWIC Training section. Listed below are a series of training videos and recorded webinars intended to help our users learn how to utilize all the features on KWIC. Also learn about KWIC Views and how to print the charts and graphs you create in KWIC. If you have a question or require additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

KWIC Home Page

KWIC Overview

Learn about all the features KWIC has to offer.

Time: 9:50
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Indicator Report

Learn how to select an indicator and create a report that displays data for all counties in NYS, NYC, and Rest of State.

Time: 7:37
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County Report

County Report

Learn how to select a county or region and display indicator data by report topic.

Time: 5:00
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Custom Query

Custom Query

Learn how to select multiple indicators, multiple years, and multiple counties and create and save your own custom query.

Time:4:50
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MyKWIC

MyKWIC

Learn how to create a MyKWIC account and combine counties to create custom regions. When logged into MyKWIC, data for saved custom regions will be aggregated and displayed in all county and indicator reports and graphs. MyKWIC also allows users to save and retrieve custom reports.

Time: 4:49
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All Data are Local

Virtual Conference: October-November-December 2020

Virtual conference, KIDS COUNT: ALL Data Are Local showcased different data websites native to NYS and national sites that illuminate important topics for children and families. The conference offered tours of data websites and mapping tools for New York counties and communities.

2-1-1 New York and 2-1-1 Counts with Mary Shaheen, President, 2-1-1 New York and Vice President, United Way NYS.

2-1-1 call services are now available across NYS. This is an amazing achievement and if you haven’t heard of the 221 Counts NY data on the calls and referrals through 2-1-1 call services then this webinar is for you! What is the most requested help in your county? In your zip code? Come find out real time data for the covid19 pandemic in NYS communities.

Time: 56:00
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All Data are Local

ALICE Profiles with Brenda Episcopo, Executive Director and President, United Way NYS

10/6/20: Tuesday, 1:00 pm
Do you know people who are ALICE — Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed? ALICE workers educate our children, keep us healthy, and make our quality of life possible, yet do not earn enough to support their own families. ALICE households are forced to make tough choices, such as deciding between quality childcare or paying the rent, which have long-term consequences not only for ALICE, but for all.

Time: 57:00
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All Data are Local

ACT Rochester with Ann Johnson, ACT Rochester Executive Director and Erika Rosenberg, CGR President

10/8/20: Thursday, 10:00 am
Rochester's purpose is to change the culture of community problem-solving and associated decision making using credible, independent and timely data. ACT Rochester is more than a warehouse for data. Staff is engaged in local initiatives to encourage the development of goals, targets and accountability so that our community can better identify and measure progress. Come learn more about the 9-county region covered by ACT Rochester.

Time: 34:00
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All Data are Local

KWIC website with Cate Bohn, NY KIDS COUNT Director

10/8/20: Thursday, 1:00 pm
Rochester's purpose is to change the culture of community problem-solving and associated decision making using credible, independent and timely data. ACT Rochester is more than a warehouse for data. Staff is engaged in local initiatives to encourage the development of goals, targets and accountability so that our community can better identify and measure progress. Come learn more about the 9-county region covered by ACT Rochester.

Time: 34:00
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All Data are Local

NYS Parent Portal with CCF team

10/15/20: Thursday, 10:00 am
The Parent Portal (www.nysparenting.org) houses the four websites created by the NYS Council on Children and Families with state agency partners to help parents and caregivers. Parents, caregivers and social service professionals can help build a culture of positive parenting in our communities with the help of these resources. Use these resources to make families aware of childcare options, helpful hints to navigate concerns about development delays, and parenting support in your community. Mobile app is also available.

Time: 54:00
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All Data are Local

nextLI from Newsday

11/18/20: Wednesday, 10:00 am
Long Island has a complex landscape – learn to navigate it through nextLI’s interactive data and maps. Explore the region’s housing, school district boundaries, government districts, service providers and more. Interact with the information to empower your ideas about what the future should look like here. The nextLI team will showcase the recent covid19 survey results.

Time: 39:00
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All Data are Local

Westchester Children’s Association

11/18/20: Wednesday, 1:00 pm
What is it like to raise a child in a specific community in Westchester? Come learn about the Westchester Children’s Association’s Data Done Differently Tour! Community Snapshots (done by school district) and community outreach are the special ingredients. Selected data will cover key areas such as demographics, economics, education, health and family.

Time: 58:00
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All Data are Local

Keeping Track of New York City’s Children: 2020 with the Citizen’s Committee for Children of New York

11/19/20: Thursday, 10:00 am
These data from across multiple dimensions of child well-being – economic security, health, housing, education, issues specific to teens and youths, and family and community – and provide a better understanding of where risks to child well-being concentrate across New York City’s 59 community districts. This information can help to determine where additional resources, supports or services are needed to improve outcomes for children.

Time: 36:00
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All Data are Local

Connecting People to Services: Using myBenefits as a Resource

11/19/20: Thursday, 1:00 pm
myBenefits is an online tool for New York State residents. Users can check possible eligibility for multiple human services benefit programs; apply online for the Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance (TA) and HEAP; recertify for SNAP and TA and report case changes. This session will provide a background of myBenefits as well as demonstrate how myBenefits can be used as a resource to connect your customers to programs and services that will benefit them.

Time: 37:00
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All Data are Local

National Center for Children in Poverty

12/2/20: Wednesday, 10:00 am
Poverty is the single biggest threat to children’s healthy development. While direct services such as meals and after-school programs are essential to meeting immediate needs, policies that have large-scale, long-term impact are also required. That’s where the National Center for Children in Poverty comes in. NCCP conducts research and translates their findings into actionable recommendations that advocates, and policymakers use to improve the lives and futures of low-income children and their families. NCCP delves into issues that contribute to child poverty and makes sure these ideas reach those in a position to make meaningful change that reduces the number of families experiencing hardship.

Time: 47:00
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All Data are Local

The National Equity Atlas with Abbie Langston, PolicyLink

12/2/20: Wednesday, 1:00 pm
The National Equity Atlas is America's most detailed report card on racial and economic equity. We equip movement leaders and policymakers with actionable data and strategies to advance racial equity and shared prosperity. Racial and economic inequality are the defining issues of our time. The brutal murder of George Floyd, amidst a pandemic disproportionately harming the health and livelihoods of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous people, put structural inequities at the center of our national policy debate. Dismantling systemic racism, reversing inequality, and ensuring that all people can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential are key to the success of our economy and our democracy.

Time: 55:00
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All Data are Local

The Child Opportunity Index

12/8/20: Tuesday, 10:00 am
Quality schools, parks and playgrounds, clean air, access to healthy food, health care and safe housing—these are some of the conditions and resources children need to grow up healthy and become productive adults. Many children in the U.S. live in neighborhoods that provide access to these conditions—neighborhoods we describe as “high opportunity.” But many live in “low opportunity” neighborhoods with few or none of these conditions. Black, Hispanic and Native American children are especially likely to live in very low-opportunity neighborhoods. The Child Opportunity Index is a tool that describes and quantifies the neighborhood conditions U.S. children experience today, ranking them from lowest to highest opportunity.

Time: 53:00
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All Data are Local

Multiple Systems Navigator, with Bill Przylucki, CCF Director of Collaborative Solutions and Robin Miller, GIS consultant

12/8/20: Tuesday, 1:00 pm
Finding and coordinating services for children with special needs – especially as children grow older and their needs change – can be like heading out on a journey through a foreign land. View these Essentials for Navigating to learn about some tips to help you navigate multiple systems. This website, the Multiple Systems Navigator, was built for youth, parents, family members and caregivers that rely on supports from multiple child and family serving systems. Come learn how to access helpful health, education, human service and disability information on one user-friendly website.

Time: 39:00
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All Data are Local

KIDS COUNT Data Center with Cate Bohn, NY KIDS COUNT Director

12/9/20: Wednesday, 10:00 am
KIDS COUNT is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track the well-being of children in the United States. By providing high-quality data and trend analysis through its KIDS COUNT Data Center, the Foundation seeks to enrich local, state and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children — and to raise the visibility of children's issues through a nonpartisan, evidence-based lens. In addition to including data from the most trusted national resources, the KIDS COUNT Data Center draws from more than 50 KIDS COUNT state organizations that provide state and local data, as well publications providing insights into trends affecting child and family well-being. Through its National KIDS COUNT Project, the Foundation develops and distributes reports on important well-being issues. Much of the data from these nationally recognized publications, including the KIDS COUNT Data Book, are featured on the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

Time: 40:00
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All Data are Local

Mid-Hudson Community Profiles with Erika Rosenberg, CGR President, and Jennifer Killian of the Dyson Foundation

12/9/20: Wednesday, 1:00 pm
The Mid-Hudson Valley regional profile provides a wealth of information at your fingertips to help inform decision-making and planning in order to drive positive community change for the seven-county region as a whole. The region includes Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. This web tool includes 59 separate indicators that provide insight into the trends of our community over time. Together, the collection of community indicators tells the story about where we are as a community and the direction in which we are heading.

Time: 28:00
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All Data are Local

Help Me Grow New York and regional projects with representatives from Docs for Tots, Children’s Institute, Onondaga Early Literacy Coalition and WNY-CCNY

12/15/20: Tuesday, 10:00 am
Help Me Grow offers families, caregivers, and community providers tools they need to give children the best chances for health, happiness, and success. They listen. They answer your questions. They help families, caregivers, and community providers connect with information, programs, and services. And they provide ongoing, confidential support as a child grows and develops. Help Me Grow is in four regions of NYS currently: Long Island, Syracuse, Greater Rochester and Western New York. Help Me Grow offers a proven model that creates a strong, interconnected network of local partners to help communities flourish. Come Learn how Help Me Grow might work in your community.

Time: 57:00
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All Data are Local

How has the Coronavirus pandemic impacted NY families?

12/15/20: Wednesday, 1:00 pm
This webinar will focus on real-time data from the Census Pulse Household Survey, 2-1-1 Counts NY and several other surveys from 2020.

Time: 47:00
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Mapping Your Community Webinar

Mapping Your Community

This webinar demonstrated how to use maps to help with planning, policy development and evaluation. We also showcased new KWIC mapping features such as mapping school district data and census and other data at all available boundary levels. We looked at community assets such as Public Schools, Department of Labor Career Centers, Head Start Programs and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) clinics to create unique visualizations of New York’s communities.

Time: 49:52
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KWIC 101 Webinar

KWIC 101

This webinar provides a comprehensive overview of all the data tools and features available on KWIC. Highlights included: tabular reports by county and indicator; motion graphs; mapping; custom queries/regions and one-click presentation-ready reports. 

Time: 37:20
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Powerful Presentations

Using KWIC Data to Present Powerful Presentations

Participants were shown how to easily incorporate KWIC graphs and data in their presentations. KWIC Views, a new feature, which creates handouts with the click of a button, were created to be used either as a stand-alone handout, or incorporated into Power Point. Participants also learned how to insert hyperlinks from Power Point directly to custom graphs and queries on KWIC.

Time: 48:49
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KWIC View Indicator Page 1

KWIC View Indicator Page 2

KWIC View of Indicators

The first page of this KWIC View presents the indicator for a given year. A bar chart displays the rate for each county and a vertical line depicts the statewide mean. The map provides another visual comparison across counties with intervals for the maps based on the state mean and standard deviations from the mean.

The second page of this KWIC View shows change over time. The bar chart displays changes in the indicator between the base year and current year. A trend line is included showing change over time for New York State, New York City and Rest of State. Both pages include information about the significance of the indicator (Why it Matters) as well as the data source and data provider for the indicator.

To generate this KWIC View, generate an indicator report and simply click the KWIC View link as shown.

KWIC Indicator profile

Click here to create an Indicator KWIC View

Custom KWIC View

Custom KWIC View

This KWIC View allows you to print a presentation‐ready PDF of your custom query. The custom query lets you choose an indicator, year(s) and county(ies). This KWIC View displays your selections as a bar chart and data table along with supporting narrative documentation. If logged into your MyKWIC account, you can also create and display regional data in this KWIC View.

To generate this KWIC View, go to the Data Tools tab and select Custom Query. Follow the steps to create a custom query and simply click the KWIC View link as shown.

KWIC Custom View

Click here to create a Custom KWIC View

KWIC Plots

Save/Print Charts and Graphs

You will also notice when viewing charts and graphs that there is a Save Chart Link. It is now very simply to save, print, or use KWIC charts and graphs in Word and Powerpoint.

To save or print charts, simply click the Save Chart link as shown.

KWIC Custom Plot

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Permission to copy, reprint, or otherwise distribute KWIC data is granted as long as appropriate acknowledgement is given.
When citing data from the website, please use: Council on Children and Families, Kids’ Wellbeing Indicators Clearinghouse (KWIC), www.nyskwic.org