ERIC Number: ED445787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count in Nebraska: 1999 Report.
Johnston, Janet M.
This Kids Count report is the seventh to examine statewide trends and county data on the well-being of Nebraska's children. The bulk of this statistical report presents findings on indicators of well-being in eight areas: (1) child abuse and neglect/domestic violence (investigated and substantiated cases, who reports, types of abuse, domestic violence shelters, how domestic violence affects children); (2) early childhood care and education (early childhood development, early childhood education programs, Early Head Start, child care facilities and subsidies, Nebraska Good Beginnings); (3) economic well-being (Earned Income Tax Credit, single parent families, divorce and child support, Family Mentoring Project, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families); (4) education (high school graduates, school dropouts, expelled students, special education, educational achievement scores); (5) physical and behavioral health (births, prenatal care, low birth weight, secondhand smoke, births to teens, out-of-wedlock births, immunizations, blood lead levels, access to health care, infant mortality, child deaths, suicide and homicide, drug use, seat belt use, drinking and driving, weapons, fighting, teen sexual behavior, mental health and substance abuse treatment, community-based services, residential care); (6) juvenile justice (juvenile arrests, victims of rape, probation, detention after arrest, Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Centers, adult jail and parole for juveniles); (7) nutrition (food stamps, USDA nutrition programs); and (8) out-of-home care and adoption (out-of-home care, State Foster Care Review Board, licensed and approved foster homes, lack of foster care homes, multiple placements, race and ethnicity, adoption services). The report also includes an introductory commentary on Nebraska's abused and neglected children. (EV)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Day Care, Demography, Drug Use, Early Childhood Education, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Violence, Foster Care, Infant Mortality, Juvenile Justice, Nutrition, Prenatal Care, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Welfare Services, Well Being, Youth Problems
Voices for Children in Nebraska, 7521 Main Street, Suite 103, Omaha, NE 68127; Tel: 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