ERIC Number: ED472545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Results for Rhode Island's Children: Progress and Challenges. A Report by Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Based on the Goals of the Rhode Island Children's Cabinet.
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, Providence.
This Kids Count report examines trends in the well-being of Rhode Island's children, highlighting progress made in reaching the goals for children set by the Rhode Island Children's Cabinet in 1997 and discussing the remaining challenges. This statistical portrait is based on trends in 24 indicators of child well being: (1) prenatal care; (2) health insurance; (3) immunizations; (4) lead poisoning; (5) early care and education; (6) full-day kindergarten; (7) reading proficiency in fourth grade; (8) high performing schools; (9) English language learners; (10) school-age child care; (11) births to teens; (12) high school graduation; (13) homeless children; (14) children witnessing domestic violence; (15) child abuse and neglect; (16) out-of-home placement; (17) teen violent crime; (18) youth at the training school; (19) children in poverty; (20) median household income; (21) housing costs; (22) educational attainment; (23) children enrolled in the Family Independence Program; and (24) child care and health insurance supports for working families. The report's introduction presents a letter from Rhode Island Kids Count and the Children's cabinet detailing the 1997 goals and summarizing the findings; the introduction also includes demographic information on Rhode Island's children. The remainder of the report presents findings for each indicator, with trend data back to the late 1980s for some indicators, and with racial/ethnic or geographic area differences noted as available. For each indicator, the following is noted: (1) its importance for children's well-being; (2) progress made; and (3) challenges remaining. The report notes that the state is moving toward meeting its goals, but that significant disparities remain in outcomes among different racial, ethnic, and economic groups. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Child Care, Child Health, Child Neglect, Children, Costs, Crime, Early Childhood Education, Early Parenthood, Educational Attainment, Educational Indicators, English (Second Language), Excellence in Education, Family Income, Family Support, Family Violence, Full Day Half Day Schedules, Graduation Rate, Health Insurance, Homeless People, Housing, Immunization Programs, Kindergarten, Lead Poisoning, Parents, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Reading Achievement, School Age Child Care, Social Indicators, Student Placement, Trend Analysis, Well Being
Rhode Island Kids Count, One Union Station, Providence, RI 02903. Tel: 401-351-9400; Fax: 401-351-1758; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.rikidscount.org.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, Providence.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Childrens Health Insurance Program