Assessing the Well-Being of our Nation's Children 2016

$8.00 [2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #02-704

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Course Decription

This course, developed using information from the Forum on Child and Family Statistics, provides a snapshot of the overall well-being of America’s children and takes a closer look at the differences among the country’s race and Hispanic origin groups. Domains that are addressed in the report include the Family and Social Environment, Economic Circumstances, Health Care, Physical Environment and Safety, Behavior, Education, and Health. Current statistics are presented as well as changes and trends in children's overall health and status.

Course Objectives

1. Identify the percentages of children ages 0–17 in the United States by race and Hispanic origin, from 1980–2015 and those projected from 2016–2050.

2. Discuss statistics related to family composition and economic circumstances and ways in which these factors impact the well-being of children.

3. Review various measure of children's health and safety, including how exposure to certain environments and behaviors effect the overall development of youth, their families, and society.

4. Evaluate indicators of academic performance, such as achievement levels, high school completion rates, characteristics of disconnected youth, and college enrollment.

5. Summarize data pertaining to adolescent depression, obesity, asthma, and infant mortality.

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