ERIC Number: ED371872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Florida's Youth, Florida's Future.
Hodgkinson, Harold L.
Florida's children face the same health and welfare issues found in many other states. Changing family structure, growing poverty among families with young children, limited access to health and social services, an expanding immigrant population, and a tough state budget situation make focusing on children increasingly important for policymakers. This report presents a demographic profile of Florida's children and the state in which they live. It identifies demographic trends for the children so that accurate and timely planning of strategies can be increased. There are three major sections to the report. The first presents a wide array of demographic data profiling Florida's children and families and focusing on those dimensions that indicate which children are at risk. Also included in this section are data that help to shed light on the general demographic make-up of the state. The second section describes the nature of the state of Florida as backdrop for the lives of the children at risk. The third major section presents some of the ideas about ways in which education and health systems can work more closely together, particularly through early prevention and intervention programs, that can improve the lives of children and their families while saving money for the state. Brief descriptions of some of the programs underway in the state are also included. (TJQ)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Health, Child Welfare, Demography, Immigrants, Intervention, Poverty, Program Descriptions, Quality of Life, State Programs
Institute for Educational Leadership, Inc., 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 310, Washington, DC 20036; National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality, Switzer Building, Room 2014, 330 C Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20201.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: AT&T Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.; National Commission To Prevent Infant Mortality, Washington, DC.; National Health Education Consortium, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Florida