Childrens Report Card

Sacramento County Childrens Coalition

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Social & Emotional Well Being

Introduction

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Most youth believe that the community provides sufficient assets to help them mature in a healthy manner.  But despite the availability of supports and opportunities, Sacramento County youth still engage in risky health behaviors – such as alcohol and drug use – at rates similar to what is experienced on a statewide average.   At the same time, the community lacks a comprehensive picture of the mental health status and needs of its youth.  The issues that do stand out are the challenges faced by the most vulnerable youth population – foster youth.  Both through their time in care in the foster system and for those who age or emancipate out of the foster system, foster youth in Sacramento County face more adversity than their peers around the state.

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 June 2013 11:45
 

Youth Development

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Every two years, the California Department of Education administers the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) to 7th, 9th and 11th grade students.  The Resilience & Youth Development Module (RYDM) is used to measure student assets, and the relationship between risk and the capacity
Last Updated on Saturday, 29 June 2013 11:49 Read more...
 

Transition Age Foster Youth

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Over the past ten years, more than 2,500 Sacramento County foster youth have aged out, or emancipated from the foster care system. As is the case throughout the State and Nation, most of these children leave the foster care system with limited educational or employment prospects
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Mental Health

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Comprehensive data on mental health status and needs of children in Sacramento County is limited, but an increasing number of providers and administrators are capturing client service and outcome data. The California Health Interview Survey found that teens report
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Out of Home Placement

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Maintaining stability or establishing permanency for children placed in foster care in Sacramento County remains a challenge. When compared to statewide data, children placed in foster care in Sacramento County are less likely to be placed
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Substance Abuse

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More than 40% of all Sacramento County students have used alcohol or other drugs by the time they complete 9th grade, and 60% have used by the time they complete the 11th grade. There has been very little change in usage rates
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