The 17 th Annual Report on the Conditions of Children in Orange County, 2010 Sponsored by the Orange County Children’s Partnership Supervisor Janet Nguyen,
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The 17 th Annual Report on the Conditions of Children in Orange County, 2010 Sponsored by the Orange County Children’s Partnership Supervisor Janet Nguyen, Chair Supported by Orange County Social Services Agency Children and Families Commission of Orange County Produced by Orangewood Children’s Foundation California State University, Fullerton, Center for Community Collaboration
Children’s Demographics Total Population: 828,344 AGE DISTRIBUTION 2010 PERCENT OF RACE AND ETHNICITY White Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Other Asian Black Other 2010
Special Section (pgs. 22-31) The Impact of Domestic and Family Violence on Children The term “ family violence ” encompasses the impact that violence can have in the home – not just for the victim and the perpetrator, but for the children who witness the violence. Nationally, 25% of women have or will experience domestic violence. Nationally, 15.5 million children live in homes where domestic violence has occurred in the past year. Orange County is no exception to the problem of family violence. On average, 111 reports of child abuse are made each day, related to domestic violence. In Orange County, in 2010, there were 23 deaths of adults and children related to domestic violence – OC Coroner
Children who have witnessed violence in the home can experience any of the following: –PTSD –Anxiety –Depression –Behavioral issues –Developmental delays –Poor academic performance Long-term impact: –Be involved with the juvenile justice and child welfare systems –Dating violence –Delinquency –Teen pregnancy –Substance abuse –Experience challenges as a parent –Perpetuate the cycle of violence Special Section (pgs. 22-31) Children who witness family violence suffer many of the same physical and psychological effects as those who are the direct recipients of the abuse.
Special Section (pgs. 22-31) Local strategies to address the issue include: Family Resource Centers Emergency & Transitional Shelters Domestic Violence Court Domestic Violence Prevention Services Project Orange County Family Violence Council Safe from the Start Program Home Visiting Programs
216,014 231,928 204,119 194,543 Good Health THE GOOD NEWS There has been an increase in families’ ability to Access Health Care by 54% (pg. 38). The number of Births to Teens per 1,000 teenagers declined by 38% since 2000 (pg. 40). NEEDS IMPROVEMENT The percentage of births with Low Birth Weight increased to 6.6%, which is higher than the Healthy People 2010 Goal of 5% (pg. 44). In 2009 among low income children, 14.0% of children ages 0 to 4 and 20.6% of children 5 to19 year olds were obese. Compared to 2002 levels, there was a decrease in Obesity Prevalence among low-income children in Orange County that peaked in 2005 for all three age groups(pg. 56).
216,014 231,928 204,119 194,543 Economic Well-Being THE GOOD NEWS Since 2001/02 there has been a 10% decrease in the number of Child Support Cases from 99,903 to 89,852 (pg. 78). NEEDS IMPROVEMENT In the past ten-years, there was a 7.4% increase in the number of children receiving Financial Assistance through CalWORKs from 39,826 to 42,793. In the past two years the number of children receiving financial assistance increased by 34% from a ten-year low of 31,932 (pg. 72). The proportion of the total students receiving Free and Reduced Lunch has reached a high of 45% with the total number of 228,121 in 2010/11 (pg. 74).
216,014 231,928 204,119 194,543 Educational Achievement 2010/11 Public School Enrollment 502,903 THE GOOD NEWS The Academic Performance Index (API) Growth score has been improving since 2003 with seventy-two percent of Orange County schools made the API target of 800 in 2010. In comparison, only 49% of schools in the state made the target of 800 (pg. 90). NEEDS IMPROVEMENT The 2010/11 Average per Pupil Expenditure for grades K-12 (pg. 96): Orange County: $7,852 California: $8,846 United States:$10,586 Orange County’s per Pupil Expenditure decreased by 10% from $8,724 in 2009/2010.
216,014 204,119 194,543 Safe Homes and Communities THE GOOD NEWS From 1999/00 to 2008/09, the monthly average number of Dependent Children decreased by 35% and Children in Out-of-Home Care decreased by 37% (pg. 116). There has been a 7.6% decline in Juvenile Arrests from 15,528 in 2000 to 14,345 in 2009 (pg. 124). NEEDS IMPROVEMENT The number of known Gang Members 8 to 17 increased by 72% from 942 in 2001 to 1,624 in 2010 (pg.128).
The 10 th Annual Community Forum: Conditions of Children in Orange County Wednesday, November 16, 2011 7:30 am – 12:00pm CSUF Titan Student Union Presentations: Domestic and Family Violence THANK YOU TO ALL THE CONTRIBUTORS TO THE 17TH ANNUAL REPORT