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1 Quality of Life Presented By Childrens Services Council February 2009

2 Broward County Child Population Ages child pop shows a 4.5% decrease from 2005 peak but a 9% increase over

3 Broward Children Below Poverty Level % 15.4% 15.6% 16.2% 13.5% 15.3% 15.5% 15.7% 55,019 61,592 63,413 67,243 57,098 65,307 65,182 64,600 % peaked in 2003, dropped to lowest level in 2004, & rose again to around 15% where it has remained steady from

4 Broward Households Below Poverty Level Recipients / Non-Recipients of Food Stamps Less than a quarter of households below poverty have been receiving food stamps in Broward between 2004 and

5 Homeless Households with Dependent Broward Children The HUD definition for homeless shows an increase of almost 35% between 2005 and

6 Homeless Children in Broward School District Current The School Board definition shows Hurricane Wilma effects In 2005/06 and continued high numbers in School Board counts children/youth who are sharing housing. 6 2,606 Note: FY shows projected numbers.

7 Percentage of Uninsured Broward Children % of uninsured children peaked in 2006 to over 12% then dropped in 2008 to its lowest level (6.6%) since

8 Birth Mothers in Broward with Poverty Risk Factors ,018 1, % of births to mothers with all 3 poverty risk factors of unmarried, less than HS education & under age 20 declined between 2000 and 2003 but has started climbing back up between 2004 and

9 Percentage of Births to Broward Mothers Without HS Education ,364 3,369 3,474 3,367 Research links lower parental education levels with childrens risk of school failure. Maternal education less than High School is also associated with higher rates of low birth weight. 9

10 Number of Broward Children Eligible to Receive Financial Assistance for Child Care Lowest in 2001/02 because only State money available. In 2002/03, influx of CSC and CCEP funds increased amount. 10

11 Number of Months Children Spend on Wait List for Financial Assistance for Child Care

12 Broward Domestic Violence Offenses per 100, Domestic violence is linked to child abuse. Children who witness it can be affected in the same ways as children who are physically and sexually abused. 12

13 Rate of Abuse/Neglect per 1,000 Children Browards rate is lower than Floridas and has been trending down for the last 4 years. 13

14 Adoptions Finalized Within 24 Months of Latest Removal from Home in Broward County

15 Rate of Broward Children Suicide Deaths per 100,000 Ages of the 7 suicides in the 2002 spike & 3 of the 6 in 2004 were age 19 15

16 Unintentional Injury Death Rate per 100,000 For Broward Children Ages The rate fluctuated 1999 – 2007, peaking in 2005 but declining each year since then. 16

17 Rate of Drowning Deaths of Broward Children Ages 0 – 3 per 10,

18 Percent of Broward High School Students Reporting Current Alcohol Use

19 Percent of Broward High School Students Reporting Marijuana Use in Past 30 Days

20 Percent of Broward High Students Reporting Cocaine Use in Past 30 Days

21 Broward Middle School Substance Abuse

22 Juvenile Drug Arrests Per 100,000 for Florida, Broward and Palm Beach

23 Rate of Broward Juvenile Delinquency Ages per 100, Browards rate is consistently lower than Floridas. Both have been trending down and FY 2008 saw the lowest rates since FY

24 Broward Juvenile Violent Crime Arrests per 100, Browards juvenile violent crime has declined between 1999 & 2007 (with an anomaly in 2003). 24

25 Broward Juvenile Property Crime Arrests Ages Browards juvenile property crime has decreased overall between 1999 & 2007 (although slightly higher in 2007 than 2006). 25

26 Unemployed Broward Teens Teen unemployment rose between 2000 and 2003, decreased the next couple years but starting climbing back up in

27 Unemployment – Ages yr old Broward Youth by Race/Ethnicity

28 Quality of Life Benchmarks New – Child Population Age 0 – 17 – new – Please add to Selected QOL Indicators – Unintentional death rate for age 0 to 19 (existing Benchmark is for all ages) Existing – Children Below Poverty Level - Please add to Selected QOL Indicators – – Births to undereducated mothers (without a High School Diploma) – Births to families at risk of poverty and instability – – Violent crime juvenile arrest rate – Property crime juvenile arrest rate – – Juvenile delinquency – Child Abuse/Neglect – – Domestic violence – a – Uninsured children – – Suicide by age group 15 – 19 (was in 2002 Benchmarks) – & & – current youth alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine use – original source CDC YRBS but adding Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey FYSAS – – Teen unemployment Recommended Retiring: – – Runaway children –due to lack of consistent data source 28

29 Quality of Life Benchmarks (Continued) Replacement Benchmarks Objective: Align with Broward County Childrens Strategic Plan (BCCSP) New to Both Broward County Childrens Plan BCCSP and QOL Benchmarks: b, c. & d – recommend replacing with % of Households below Poverty Receiving Food Stamps –since number receiving food stamps does not indicate the gap between need and met need Homeless Families (which had included married couples without children) recommend replacing with: Homeless Households with Dependent Broward Children and Homeless Children in Broward County Public Schools New to QOL Benchmarks: & replaced by Broward County Childrens Plan (BCCSP) 2006 ELC working group with: Number of Eligible Children Receiving Financial Assistance for Child Care and Number of Months Children Spend on Wait List for Financial Assistance for Child Care & & (i.e. children in foster care, outcome of foster care, length of stay in foster care) replaced by BCCSP working group with: % adoptions finalized within 24 months of latest removal from home 29

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