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Sun October 28, 2012
Health and Welfare

Child-Welfare Indicators Added to Kids Count Data Site

Kentucky Youth Advocates has added four new child welfare indicators to the agency's Kids Count Data Center. These four new indicators provide Kentuckians and those who report on them with more information on vulnerable children and families in the state.

One new indicator shows the prevalence of certain risk factors -- substance abuse, mental health issues, and income -- in cases where child abuse or neglect was found to have occurred after an investigation was done. Another new indicator include the numbers of children community members bring to the attention of the state Department for Community Based Services due to suspicions of child abuse or neglect. (Read more)

Kids Count provides information across states and for Kentucky counties and school districts on many measures of child well-being, including economic