ERIC Number: ED440739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
KidsCount in Colorado! 2000.
This Kids Count report examines statewide and county trends in the well-being of Colorado's children. The statistical portrait is based on 24 indicators of well-being: (1) children receiving AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent children); (2) children receiving TANF; (3) children qualifying for free lunch; (4) children in out-of-home placements; (5) births to single women; (6) mothers receiving early prenatal care; (7) low birth weight births; (8) children ages 0-3 with disabilities; (9) children with asthma; (10) children eligible for Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+); (11) CHP+ enrollment; (12) deaths of infants under age 1; (13) deaths of children under age 18; (14) confirmed incidents of abuse/neglect; (15) abuse/neglect referrals; (16) abuse/neglect referrals investigated; (17) child care facility closures; (18) new applications for child care facilities; (19) Child Care Pilot Communities; (20) teen birth rate; (21) three-risk-factor births; (22) teen suicide rate, 5-year average; (23) juvenile crime arrest rate; and (24) committed youth. County-level trends for data are indicated where appropriate, based on 1991, 1994, and 1998 data. The report's findings indicate that significant progress was made toward six Decade of the Child goals: infant mortality rate, immunizations, early prenatal care, deaths from child abuse, teen birth rate, paternity establishment, and teen suicide rate. Numerous strategies are presented to "put data into action." The report also contains a special section on education, which presents information on Colorado's 176 school districts, including student achievement, school enrollment, and ethnicity of students. (EV)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Day Care, Demography, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Insurance, Incidence, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Suicide, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Well Being, Youth Problems
Colorado Children's Campaign, 225 East 16th Avenue, Suite B-300, Denver, CO 80203 ($25, plus $1.13 shipping and handling. Colorado residents must add sales tax.) Tel: 303-839-1580; Fax: 303-839-1354; Web site: http://www.coloradokids.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Children's Campaign, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado