ERIC Number: ED408042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count in Nebraska 1996 Report.
Voices for Children in Nebraska, Omaha.
This Kids Count report examines statewide trends in the well-being of Nebraska's children. The statistical portrait is based on seven general areas of children's well-being: (1) early care and education; (2) physical and behavioral health; (3) child abuse, neglect, and domestic violence; (4) out of home care; (5) education; (6) economic well-being; and (7) juvenile justice. Indicator one focused on child care, education programs, and Head Start. Indicator two focused on prenatal care, low birthweight babies, birth defects, child deaths, infant mortality and substance abuse. Indicator three focused on substantiated cases of abuse and neglect, and domestic violence shelters. Indicator four focused on foster care homes, out of home care, and children in state custody. Indictor five focused on high school graduation, dropout, and special education. Indicator six studied single parent families, divorce, child support, school food programs, and housing costs. The final indicator focused on juvenile arrests, offenses, detention, and parole. Hopeful findings included a steady increase in the number of places funded for children enrolled in Head Start, increase in WIC food supplements, and an increase in eligible children receiving Medicaid. Of concern was the dramatic increase in number of children in foster care and juvenile arrests. (SD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Guns, Infants, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Well Being
Voices for Children in Nebraska, 7521 Main Street, Suite 103, Omaha, NE 68127; phone: 402-597-3100; fax: 402-597-2705 ($10 each).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Voices for Children in Nebraska, Omaha.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska