ERIC Number: ED451889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
KIDS COUNT in Virginia, 2001 [Data Book].
Action Alliance for Virginia's Children and Youth, Richmond.
This Kids Count data book details statewide trends in the well-being of Virginia's children. The statistical portrait is based on the following four areas of children's well-being: health and safety; education; family; and economy. Key indicators examined are: (1) prenatal care; (2) low birth weight babies; (3) infant mortality; (4) child abuse or neglect; (5) child death; (6) teen violent death; (7) delinquency; (8) juvenile violent crime arrests; (9) high school dropouts; (10) special education eligibility; (11) student promotion in grades K-3; (12) child day care capacity; (13) births to teenage girls (14) births to single mothers; (15) children in foster care; (16) school lunch program participants; (17) children receiving TANF; (18) unemployment rate; and (19) average per capita income. Following a brief profile of each indicator on a statewide basis, special issues for Virginia's youth are addressed, including early care and education, children's mental health, prevention of violence, childhood injury, developmental disabilities, poverty, tobacco usage, nutrition and exercise, HIV/AIDS, dental health, substance abuse, insurance, homelessness, and family stress and turbulence. The report concludes with references, a description of the Action Alliance, the ten critical threats to America's children, and facts about Virginia. (Contains 62 references/endnotes.) (SD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accidents, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Day Care, Delinquency, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Foster Care, Infants, Lunch Programs, Mental Health, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Preschool Education, Smoking, Social Indicators, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Substance Abuse, Trend Analysis, Violence, Well Being, Youth Problems
Action Alliance for Virginia's Children and Youth, 701 East Franklin Street, Suite 807, Richmond, VA 23219. Tel: 804-649-0184; Fax: 804-649-0161; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.vakids.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Action Alliance for Virginia's Children and Youth, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia