ERIC Number: ED416982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Charting a Course for the Future.
Washington Univ., Seattle. Human Services Policy Center.
This report, prepared by Washington Kids Count, is the culmination of the Puget Sound Success By 6 project, and marks the transition of this effort to the University of Washington, Institute for Public Policy and Management. The report is divided into several short sections providing statistical data on child and family well-being and a description of a program addressing the need focused on in that section. The report also contains sections on how to be a business leader for kids and a summary of well-being data by Puget Sound county; a resource list of state, national, and business contacts is also included. Sections on well-being data are: (1) "Overcoming Risks at the Start of Life" (prenatal and infant care, teenage motherhood, single teen moms without high school diploma, children in families without a high school or college grad); (2) "Support for Families in Crisis" (abuse and neglect referrals, teen abuse, abuse and suicide, out of home care); (3) "Health Care: Improving Access, Prevention" (infant and child immunization, disparities in prenatal care, percent of kids uninsured, disparities in life chances); (4) "Nurturing Kids with Employed Parents" (care for children with all parents working, costs for child care, child care worker wages, education of family home workers and K-12 teachers); (5) "Parents and Teachers: Partners for Quality Education" (parent involvement in schools, problems in school by urban/rural, types of serious problems in schools, student teacher ratio trends); (6) "Continuing Education: The Key to Prosperity" (parent education and inadequate income, preparing high schoolers for college, percent population college grad, college graduate by urban or rural location); (7) "The Economics of Raising Kids" (true cost, official poverty and inadequate income, growing income gaps, inadequate income by family type); and (8) "Building on Diverse Talents" (limited English proficiency kids, lack of minority teachers, percent college grads by race or ethnicity, percent of births to young teens by race or ethnic group). (EV)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Continuing Education, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Economic Factors, Employed Parents, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Work Relationship, Low Income Groups, Minority Groups, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Poverty, Social Indicators, Well Being, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Human Services Policy Center.
Identifiers - Location: Washington