The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
has released “America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well Being, 2011”
(NCJ 235151). The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is one of the 22 Federal agencies
that constitute the Forum. Since 1997, the Forum has published this annual report, which provides detailed information on the welfare of children and families. This year’s report provides detailed statistics about youth’s family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. Findings from the 2011 report suggest that fewer 12th graders engaged in binge drinking, more 8th graders reported using drugs, and fewer teens died from injuries. Read more findings in the full report, available online
To read the full report, visit:
Print copies can be ordered online from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service:
~ DID YOU KNOW? ~
By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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