ERIC Number: ED403034
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Connecticut's Children: Still at Risk. 1995 Data Update.
Cunningham, Michelle Doucette
This 1995 update to "Connecticut's Children: Still at Risk" is the second annual report examining how children in the state are faring. The title indicates that Connecticut's children are at tremendous risk of failing to become productive adults. The update does not repeat much of the general information from the previous year's comprehensive look; instead, the update focuses on 16 measures of child well-being, including poverty, family setting, birthweight, infant mortality, dropouts, child and teen deaths, child abuse referrals, and juvenile violent crime arrests. Four new indicators are included this year: (1) percentage of children who receive AFDC benefits; (2) percentage of babies born with late or no prenatal care; (3) percentage of eighth and (4) tenth graders who report having used tobacco or alcohol in the past 30 days. Each indicator is first presented as a separate table, comparing different cities and regions of the state. Regions with rates worse than the state-wide rate are highlighted. Indexes to the towns and regions, and a map of these regions, are included at the beginning of the section. The same information is then presented again, organized by region instead of by indicator. Where possible, the rate for the region is shown as a percentage better or worse than the state-wide rate. An explanation of terms and methodology used in both sections appears at the back of the report. (EV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Delinquency, Demography, Dropouts, Drug Abuse, Early Parenthood, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Opportunities, Ethnicity, Family Characteristics, Infant Mortality, Injuries, Poverty, Sexual Abuse, Social Indicators, Suicide, Violence, Well Being, Youth Problems
Connecticut Association for Human Services, 110 Bartholomew Avenue, Suite 4030, Hartford, CT 06106 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Association for Human Services, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children