Ohio Family and Children First Cabinet Council 2004 Indicator Manual includes six commitments: expectant parents and newborn thrive, infants and toddlers thrive, children are ready for school, children and youth succeed in school, children and youth engage in healthy behaviors, youth successfully transition into adulthood.
The Index includes state level data with trends over time to help analyze what progress the state is making to improve the lives of young people. This compilation of indicators of child well-being includes reports of key services offered, and the outcomes for children.
The Children’s Cabinet is a working group of the 11 departments that work most closely on children’s issues. These departments include a wide range of state agencies, such as: Children, Youth and Families Human Services; Health; Public Education; Labor; Corrections and even Economic Development.
Each of Maryland’s eight results for child well-being is a lens focusing our attention on the vision that all children and their families will thrive. From “Babies Born Healthy” to “Children Completing School,” the subcabinet expects to have a positive, meaningful impact on the lives of Maryland’s children and their families.
Marks for Children, Families and Communities is a set of social indicators that reflect the well-being of Maine children, families and communities. It is an initiative of the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet in partnership with the University of Southern Maine, Maine’s KIDS COUNT, the Maine Development Foundation, and other organizations.
The Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book, the annual report on the status of Maine’s children and youth, is the most comprehensive and reliable collection of data on the health and well-being of Maine children and families.
A few years ago, several Louisville entities, including city departments like the Greater Louisville Metro Parks Department and community groups like the Louisville Urban League, started collaborating to develop a data warehouse of information about the quality of living in Louisville. This warehouse was merged with individualized information about students in the Jefferson County school district and then linked with the tracking systems of several after-school programs (at the schools and other organizations) in an effort to obtain a comprehensive picture of the lives of the county’s youth.
The eleventh in the series, the KIDS COUNT in Indiana 2004 Data Book is an important tool for planning and action by community leaders, policy makers, youth workers, advocates, and others working to improve the lives of Indiana’s children.