ERIC Number: ED425823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Every Kid Counts in the District of Columbia: 5th Annual Fact Book, 1998.
D.C. Kids Count Collaborative for Children and Families, Washington, DC.
This Kids Count report details trends in the well-being of the District of Columbia's children. Following an executive summary which describes overall findings, the bulk of the report presents the statistical portrait, based on nine areas of children's well-being: (1) general population trends; (2) economic security; (3) family attachment and community support; (4) child day care; (5) homeless children and families; (6) child health; (7) safety and personal security; (8) education; and (9) selected indicators by ward. The third section addresses youth risk behavior issues, including school violence, other violence, vehicular safety, substance abuse and sexual behavior. The fourth section provides an update on welfare reform in the District. The fifth section describes D.C. Kids County strategies and recommendations which include the following recommendations for D.C. schools: (1) curriculum changes; (2) safety and security; (3) facilities; (4) support and aid to young people; and (5) building community. The final two sections provide further information on data gathering and acknowledgments. The report finds that youth crime and teen violent death rates have improved, but describes the overall circumstances for children in the District as perilous. (SD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Health, Child Safety, Children, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Violence, Homeless People, Incidence, Mortality Rate, Out of School Youth, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Safety, Social Indicators, Special Needs Students, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Welfare Reform, Well Being
D.C. Kids Count Collaborative, c/o D.C. Children's Trust Fund, 1511 K Street, N.W., Suite 428, Washington, DC 20005; phone: 202-624-5555; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: D.C. Kids Count Collaborative for Children and Families, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia