ERIC Number: ED472550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Count Report in Nebraska, 2002.
Johnston, Janet M.
This Kids Count report examines statewide trend data on the well-being of Nebraska's children. Section 1 of the report presents U.S. Census data on population trends in Nebraska as well as child poverty rates, and urges Nebraskans to work together to ensure that its youngest citizens have the best start possible. Section 2, the bulk of this statistical report, presents findings on indicators of child well-being in eight areas: (1) child abuse and neglect/domestic violence (investigated and substantiated cases, reporting, types of abuse, child abuse fatalities in 2001, and domestic violence/sexual assault programs); (2) early childhood care and education (early childhood development programs, and child care facilities and subsidies); (3) economic well-being (TANF, earned income tax credit, single parent families, and divorce and child support); (4) education (high school graduates, school dropouts, expelled students, and special education; (5) physical and behavioral health (birth, prenatal care, infant mortality, low birthweight, births to teens, out-of-wedlock births, immunizations, child deaths, health care access, blood lead levels, mental health and substance abuse treatment, youth risk behavior survey); (6) juvenile justice (juvenile arrests, probation, youth rehabilitation and treatment centers, adult jail and parole for juveniles); (7) nutrition (food stamps, USDA nutrition programs); and (8) out-of-home care and adoption (state foster care review board, children in out-of-home care, licensed and approved foster homes, multiple placements, race and ethnicity, adoption services). Sections 3 and 4 present notes on county data and the specific data in table form. Sections 5 through 7 present information concerning methodology, data sources, definitions, references, and Kids Count Team members. (KB)
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Birth Rate, Birth Weight, Child Abuse, Child Care, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Support, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Demography, Early Childhood Education, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Educational Indicators, Family Literacy, Family Violence, Graduation Rate, Immunization Programs, Juvenile Justice, Lead Poisoning, Lunch Programs, Mental Health Programs, Nutrition, One Parent Family, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Program Descriptions, Social Indicators, Special Education, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, 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