• October 2009
  • Vol. 10, No. 8

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Indicators of Child Well-Being

"America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2009" presents important national key indicators affecting children's lives. Developed by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, the user-friendly report presents data from 2007 gathered by Federal agencies on 40 key indicators that characterize the well-being of a child and the likelihood that a child will grow to be a productive and healthy adult. The indicators are divided among seven categories:

  • Family and Social Environment
  • Economic Circumstances
  • Health Care
  • Physical Environment and Safety
  • Behavior
  • Education
  • Health

One of the indicators under Family and Social Environment is Child Maltreatment. The report uses 2007 data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System to present statistics on rates and types of maltreatment as well as characteristics of abused children. This year's report also includes a special feature on Children With Special Health Care Needs. Supplementary information is available in the extensive appendices.

For more information about the present and previous reports, visit the Forum's website:


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