ERIC Number: ED466284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count in Nebraska: 2000 Report.
Johnston, Janet M.
This Kids Count report examines statewide trends and county data on the well-being of Nebraska's children. Section 1 contains a commentary on juvenile justice in Nebraska. Section 2, 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, reporting, types of abuse, child abuse fatalities in 1999, domestic violence shelters, how domestic violence affects children); (2) early childhood care and education (early childhood development and programs, child care facilities and subsidies, research); (3) economic well-being (TANF, earned income tax credit, single parent families, divorce and child support); (4) education (high school graduates, school dropouts, expelled students, special education); (5) physical and behavioral health (births, prenatal care, low birth weight, births to teens, out-of-wedlock births, immunizations, infant mortality, child deaths, access to health care, blood lead levels, mental health and substance abuse treatment, regional centers, community-based services, youth risk behavior survey); (6) juvenile justice (juvenile arrests, probation, youth rehabilitation and treatment centers, victims of rape, 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, children in out-of-home care, licensed and approved foster homes, lack of foster care homes, multiple placements, race and ethnicity, adoption services). Section 3 presents county data notes. Section 4 presents specific county data in table form. Sections 5 through 7 present information concerning methodology, data sources, definitions, references, and Kids Count Team members. (SD)
Descriptors: Adoption, Birth Rate, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Care, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Support, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Demography, Divorce, Dropout Rate, Early Childhood Education, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Violence, Foster Care, Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, Infant Mortality, Juvenile Justice, Lead Poisoning, Lunch Programs, Mental Health Programs, Nutrition, One Parent Family, Prenatal Care, Social Indicators, Special Education, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Substance Abuse, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Welfare Services, Well Being, Youth Problems
Voices for Children in Nebraska, 7521 Main Street, Suite 103, Omaha, NE 68127 ($10). Tel: 402-597-3100; Fax: 402-597-2705; Web site: http://www.voicesforchildren.com.
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