ERIC Number: ED458032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Bottom Line Is... Children.
Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth, PA.
Noting that the last decade has seen population shifts, economic and governmental changes, and different family and work patterns that have influenced the lives of children and their families of southeastern Pennsylvania, this report presents information on the current situation for children and families in the five counties of southeastern Pennsylvania. Statistics are presented in eight areas: (1) child health, including prenatal care, teenage pregnancy, health coverage, and lead poisoning; (2) child care, including number of children between birth and 5 years and number of accredited child care facilities and Head Start spaces; (3) child welfare, including reports of child abuse, and adoptions; (4) the safety net, including percentage of children living in poverty, and children from families receiving cash assistance; (5) making sure children have enough to eat, including food stamp and Women Infants and Children supplemental food programs; (6) reaching out to new and old communities, focusing on the growing diversity of children in southeastern Pennsylvania; (7) education, including per pupil expenditure; and (8) juvenile justice, including delinquency placements and youth in county detention facilities. Each section contains descriptions of promising practices as well as recommendations for actions needed in the area. (Contains 26 footnotes.) (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adoption, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Day Care, Demography, Early Childhood Education, Early Parenthood, Expenditure per Student, Health Insurance, Hunger, Juvenile Justice, Lead Poisoning, Nutrition, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Social Indicators, Statistical Analysis, Well Being, Youth Problems
Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth, Seven Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Sixth Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Tel: 215-563-5848; Fax: 215-563-9442. For full text: http://www.pccy.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania