Childrens Report Card

Sacramento County Childrens Coalition

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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