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NCJ Number: 156057 Find in a Library
Title: State of America's Children Yearbook 1995
Corporate Author: Children's Defense Fund
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 141
Sponsoring Agency: Children's Defense Fund
Washington, DC 20001
Publication Number: ISBN 1-881-985-910-5
Sale Source: Children's Defense Fund
25 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report discusses issues facing children and families in 1995 and presents descriptions and data regarding the status of children in several areas, including child abuse and other forms of violence, homelessness, children and families in crisis, adolescent pregnancy, and education.
Abstract: The report emphasizes the need to improve the well-being of children and families and for adults and parents to hold both themselves and their public leaders accountable for fair, just, and effective policies, programs, and services for children. The discussion notes growing hardships among children and families, increasing numbers of children lacking health insurance, the deaths of children from firearms violence, and the persistence of school segregation and disparities in the quality of education. It notes that every day three children die from child abuse, 15 die from guns, 2,350 are in adult jails, 8,189 are reported abused or neglected, and 135,000 bring guns to school. Promising initiatives are highlighted in the areas of health care, early childhood development, violence prevention, intervention in homelessness, adolescent pregnancy prevention, and other areas. Figures, tables, and index
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child welfare; Children at risk; Family support; Violence prevention
Note: Youth, Guns and Violence
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