ERIC Number: ED446868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Every Kid Counts in the District of Columbia: 7th Annual Fact Book, 2000.
D.C. Kids Count Collaborative for Children and Families, Washington, DC.
This KIDS COUNT report details trends in the well-being of children in the District of Columbia. Following an executive summary describing overall findings, the report presents the statistical portrait based on eight areas of children's well-being: (1) general population trends; (2) economic security; (3) family attachment and community support; (4) homeless children and families; (5) child health; (6) safety and personal security; (7) education; and (8) youth risk behaviors. The report then presents a prevention message based on findings, followed by strategies and recommendations for various stakeholders, including District of Columbia residents, religious and faith-based institutions, health providers, businesses and community groups, and the philanthropic community. The report concludes with information on data gathering, sources and definitions, and acknowledgements. Among the findings are a decline in population, particularly families with children; a loss of jobs; an increase in homeless families; improved overall adequacy of prenatal care; declining rate of deaths among children and teens; improved SAT and math scores, but reading scores still below national average; a decline in graduation rates; and a decline in number of students eligible for free or reduced price lunches. (HTH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Health, Child Safety, Child Welfare, 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, Social Indicators, Special Needs Students, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Well Being
D.C. Kids Count Collaborative, c/o D.C. Children's Trust Fund, 2021 L Street, NW, Suite 205, Washington, DC 20036; Tel: 202-624-5555; Fax: 202-624-0396; Web site: http://www.dcchildrenstrustfund.org; Web site: http://www.dckidscount.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