ERIC Number: ED442587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
KANSAS KIDS COUNT Data Book, 2000: Kansas Children at Risk.
Kansas Action for Children, Inc., Topeka.
This KIDS COUNT Data Book provides state and county data on the well-being of Kansas' children. The statistical portrait is based on 22 indicators of well-being: (1) births to single teens; (2) children living in poverty; (3) children receiving free school meals; (4) children in families receiving economic assistance; (5) childhood deaths; (6) infant mortality; (7) births that received early prenatal care; (8) immunizations; (9) low birth weight babies; (10) Head Start participation; (11) child care availability; (12) post-secondary education; (13) high school graduates receiving post-secondary education; (14) births to mothers with less than a high school diploma; (15) students graduating high school; (16) foster care; (17) teen violent deaths; (18) reported child abuse and neglect; (19) substantiated child abuse and neglect; (20) juvenile court filings; (21) youth alcohol use; and (22) youth drug use. Following an overview, the first part of the data book discusses children at risk in Kansas and specific risk factors that measurably limit children's development and narrow their opportunity for succeed in life. The bulk of the data book presents statistics, by county, for each indicator. A state of Kansas profile and county-by-county statistics conclude the data book. Among the findings, infant mortality, Head Start participation, teen violent deaths, out-of-home placements and illicit drug use show improvement; childhood deaths, births that received early prenatal care, and measures of early childhood care and education remain relatively stable; and reports of child abuse and neglect, alcohol use and juvenile court filings, and binge drinking all show deterioration. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Day Care, Drinking, Drug Use, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Graduates, Immunization Programs, Infant Mortality, Juvenile Justice, Mortality Rate, One Parent Family, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Preschool Education, Social Indicators, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Welfare Services, Well Being
Kansas Action for Children, Inc., 715 SW 10th Street, Topeka, KS 66612; Tel: 785-232-0550; Fax: 785-232-0699; Web site: http://www.kac.org ($23, plus $2 shipping).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Action for Children, Inc., Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas