ERIC Number: ED402110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count in Nebraska: 1995 Report.
Nebraska Univ. Medical Center, Omaha.; Voices for Children in Nebraska, Omaha.
While a vast majority of children in Nebraska are experiencing a safe, healthy, and nurturing childhood, a significant number are not, and some of these numbers are growing. This Kids Count report is the third annual comprehensive review of available data in nine areas of child health and well-being in the state. Presented with these statistics are the stories, words, and faces of some of the state's children. New to the 1995 report are policy boxes, which identify significant legislative or administrative policy which may affect the delivery of service or status of children; impact boxes intended to tell the "so what" of the numbers; and an inventory of available data to help planners, policy makers, and interested citizens see what questions can be answered and what questions can't. After an introductory section on fathers and families, data is presented on the nine indicators of child well-being: early care and education, child abuse and neglect, out of home care, education, economic well-being, health, housing, juvenile justice, and behavioral and mental health. Data indicates progress in the areas of early care and education, nutrition, and health care; stagnation in the areas of low birth weight babies, prenatal care, and teen birth rates; and lost ground in the areas of child poverty and juvenile arrests. The report concludes with information on references, county data, methodology, and data sources. Contains 31 references. (EV)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Day Care, Economic Status, Educational Experience, Fathers, Foster Care, Housing, Juvenile Justice, Mental Health, Social Indicators, Well Being, Youth Problems
Voices for Children in Nebraska, 7521 Main Street, Suite 103, Omaha, NE 68127 ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ. Medical Center, Omaha.; Voices for Children in Nebraska, Omaha.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska