NSV Highlight on: America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being

by Sean Hedden

The Forum on Child and Family Statistics released a report on 2016, available online, called America’s Children: Key Indicators of Well-Being, 2016. This federal interagency project reveals data on multiple subjects concerning child safety and welfare: these subjects include Family and Social Environment; Economic Circumstances; Health Care; Physical Environment; Safety; Behavior; Education; and Health.

For those interested in finding data to help reduced school and youth violence,  there is data concerning child behavior that shows key indicators of alcohol use, illicit drug use, sexual activity, and youth perpetrators of serious violent crimes. Moreover, the data includes indicators on mental illness, including emotional & behavioral difficulties, and adolescent depression.

For a brief overview of the report, check out the link here.

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