ERIC Number: ED416977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count in Nebraska: 1997 Report.
Bentz, Cara Anderson
This Kids Count report is the fifth to examine statewide trends and county data on the well-being of Nebraska's children. The bulk of this statistical report presents findings on 32 indicators of well-being in 8 areas: (1) juvenile justice, including juvenile arrests, and numbers committed to youth rehabilitation and treatment centers; (2) physical and behavioral health, including low birth weight, prenatal care, teen birth rate, infant and child mortality, immunizations, teen suicide, and teen drug use; (3) child abuse and neglect and domestic violence, including substantiations of abuse and neglect, and hospitalizations; (4) out-of-home care, including foster home availability; (5) education, including high school graduation rates, school expulsion, and special education students; (6) economic well-being, including poverty rates, divorces and child support, and families receiving cash assistance; (7) nutrition, including numbers receiving food stamps, free or subsidized school lunches, and summer food programs; and (8) early care and education, including Head Start enrollment, child care availability, and child care subsidies. The report combines statistical data, the results of impact studies, and policy information related to indicators of well-being. Statistical data are reported for each county and statewide. Findings indicate that while the number of immunizations and the number of licensed foster care homes have increased, the number of children living in poverty and the number of substantiated child abuse cases are still high, and the rate of juvenile arrests continues to rise. The report also describes the methodology and data sources. (Contains 11 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Support, Children, Counties, Demography, Divorce, Dropout Rate, Drug Use, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Violence, Foster Care, High School Graduates, Infant Mortality, Nutrition, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, Special Needs Students, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Welfare Services, Well Being
Voices for Children in Nebraska, 7521 Main Street, Suite 103, Omaha, NE 68127; phone: 402-597-3100; fax: 402-597-2705 ($10).
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