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This Kids Count report details trends in the well-being of the District of Columbia's children. Following an executive summary, which describes overall findings, the bulk of the report presents the statistical portrait-based on eight areas of children's well-being: (1) general population trends; (2) economic security; (3) family attachment and community support; (4) homeless children and families; (5) child health; (6) safety and personal security; (7) education; and (8) selected indicators by ward. The third section addresses children and youth with special needs, including special education, early childhood special needs populations, building a safety net for children at risk for disabilities, and health care availability and quality for children with special needs. The fourth section offers several D.C. Kids Count strategies and recommendations for improving the well-being of the District's children and youth. The final two sections provide further information on data gathering and acknowledgments. The report finds that, although many indicators show improvement this year, much remains to be done. (EV)

Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Health, Child Safety, Children, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Violence, Homeless People, Incidence, Mortality Rate, Out of School Youth, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Safety, Social Indicators, Special Needs Students, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Well Being

D.C. Kids Count Collaborative, c/o D.C. Children's Trust Fund, 2021 L Street, NW, Suite 205, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-624-5555; Fax: 202-624-0396; Web site: http://www.dcchildrenstrustfund.org.









Author: D.C. Kids Count Collaborative for Children and Families, Washington, DC.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12117&id=ED440737







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