ERIC Number: ED402089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Key Facts about Children in Utah. Children and Families at Risk: A Status Report of Our Children, 1994.
Utah Children, Salt Lake City.
The Utah KIDS COUNT program provides information about child well-being to enhance discussions on securing better futures for children. Indicators of children's quality of life are chosen to reflect a range of influences on children, conditions across developmental stages, and comparisons across time. Ten indicators examined included: (1) low birth-weight babies; (2) infant mortality; (3) child death; (4) births to single teens; (5) juvenile violent crime arrests; (6) graduation from high school; (7) teens not in school and not employed; (8) teen violent deaths; (9) children in poverty; and (10) children in single-parent families. This indicator data is summarized in tables by county on a topical basis including: (1) "1993 Utah Families: Demographics and Economics" which addressed poverty, income, hunger, taxes, homelessness, and housing; (2) "1993 Child Protection" which examined abuse, neglect, foster care, adoption, and domestic violence; (3) "1992 Maternal and Child Health" which examined pregnancy, births, low birth weight, infant death, child death, WIC participation, health care access, family planning, disabilities, infectious disease, AIDS/HIV, and sexually transmitted diseases; (4) "1993 Juvenile Justice" which addressed juvenile court, gang activity, and youth corrections; and (5) "1993 Mental Health" which studied mental illness, hospital inpatient discharges, and substance abuse. (SD)
Descriptors: Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Health, Child Safety, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Children, Crime, Delinquency, Educational Assessment, Homeless People, Homicide, Infant Mortality, Mental Disorders, Mental Health Programs, Physical Health, Poverty, Pregnant Students, Special Needs Students, State Surveys, Suicide, Tables (Data), Well Being, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Utah Children, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers - Location: Utah