• June/July 2003
  • Vol. 4, No. 5

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CLIKS Provides Community-Level Data on Child Well-Being

State and local data on child well-being are now available at the "click" of a button. CLIKS (County, City, Community-Level Information on Kids) provides easy access to community-level data on a variety of well-being indicators, offering users the ability to compare the status of children in their own city or county with other children across the State. Such information can be a powerful catalyst for discussions about how to ensure a better future for all children.

The content of each State's page is determined by the data available from local jurisdictions. Consequently, the number and type of indicators differ from State to State. Examples of indicators include:

  • Child abuse and neglect rate per 1,000
  • Number of children in foster care
  • Number of children in poverty

Data are available in four different formats: profiles, rankings, graphs, and maps. Profiles provide detailed information about a single State or region. Regions within a State also can be ranked according to a particular indicator. Graphs and maps provide pictorial representations of indicators.

Available through the Annie E. Casey Foundation (www.aecf.org/cgi-bin/cliks.cgi), CLIKS is part of the KIDS COUNT project, a national and State effort to track child well-being.

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For more information about the KIDS COUNT project, see "Two New Reports from the Casey Foundation Consider Children's Well-Being" in the July 2002 issue of Children's Bureau Express.

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