ERIC Number: ED339472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan-29
Reference Count: N/A
2000 and Beyond: A Report on the Status of Missouri Children.
Missouri Children's Services Commission, Jefferson City.
The Missouri Children's Services Commission was created in 1983 to address children's needs through coordinated efforts. The commission has published this document with three purposes: (1) to present an outcome-oriented vision for Missouri's young people; (2) to summarize the broad range of conditions that affect the passage from childhood to maturity; and (3) to issue a call to action that connects education and health to family values. The first section of the document profiles Missouri's children according to the numbers of children since 1910; children's age group and race; the birth rate; and family living arrangements. The bulk of the document consists of chapters that discuss the topics of: (1) poverty, including public assistance and youth unemployment; (2) substance abuse, including the process of educating children about the effects of drug use; (3) child welfare, including child abuse and foster care; (4) children's health care, including infant mortality and medicaid; (5) mental health, including treatment of children with emotional disturbances and developmental disabilities; (6) education, including literacy and the problem of dropping out of school; (7) juvenile justice, including the use of community-based services; (8) child safety, including home and car accidents; and (9) child care, including facility licensing issues. The final section of the document issues a call to action to help Missouri's children. Sixteen objectives are listed for improving health care, parent-school partnerships, and providing a safe environment. (BC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri Children's Services Commission, Jefferson City.
Identifiers: Educational Issues; Missouri