A private non-profit group that supports children’s issues has declared September the “Month of the At-Risk Child.” David Stout, Executive Director of Children and Families of Iowa, explains the definition of an at-risk child as any child that is at some distinct risk of failure, such as dropping out of school..Stout says their goal is to raise awareness of the problem in Iowa. He says approximately 23-percent of Iowa children live below the poverty line.He says the Shelby Duis murder-abuse case is a key example of the problem.Stout says Iowa’s low unemployment rate gives a distorted picture of the problem of at-risk kids, as many parents are working at jobs that barely provide for their families.Stout says this is the first year his organization has backed an at-risk child month.