ERIC Number: ED409099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Hands: Social Services for Children in Texas. Texas Kids Count: Fact Book 2.
This Kids Count fact book describes services that are designed to protect the health, education, and safety of children in each county in Texas. It begins with a brief overview of each service program, describing the services, giving eligibility requirements, and analyzing regional differences in service provision across the state. The overview is followed by a profile of each county, including the rates at which children in that county receive income assistance, education enhancement, and child protection services. The indicators used in county profiles are rates of participation in: (1) Aid to Families with Dependent Children; (2) Food Stamps; (3) Medicaid; (4) Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Food Program; (5) Supplemental Security Income; (6) state-subsidized child care; (7) Head Start; (8) public pre-kindergarten programs; (9) free or reduced school lunch and breakfast; (10) bilingual programs; (11) special education; (12) confirmed cases of child abuse; (13) family violence shelters; and (14) foster care. Regional and county rates and rankings are also provided. (EV)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Breakfast Programs, Child Abuse, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Day Care, Economically Disadvantaged, Family Violence, Federal Programs, Foster Care, Lunch Programs, Poverty, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Social Services, Special Education, State Programs, Tables (Data), Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
Center for Public Policy Priorities, 900 Lydia Street, Austin, TX 78702; phone: 512-320-0222; fax: 512-320-0227; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; world wide web: www.cppp.org ($15, plus $4 shipping and handling. Texas residents must add 8.25% sales tax).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for the Public Policy Priorities, Austin, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children