CT Kids Scorecard

CT Kids Scorecard

R
Time
Period
Current
Actual
Value
Current
Trend
Baseline
% Change
Why Is This Important?

Children are more likely to thrive when they feel save. Safe environments are created through mutual trust relationships, like those between parent and child, student and school, and family and neighborhood. When these relationships become fraught with distrust and harm, children are more likely to face further forms of adversity. For example, children who suffer from abuse and neglect are at greater risk for mental and physical health problems. Likewise, children who do not have their needs met at school or who face exclusionary discipline are more likely to lag behind heir peers, become absent, and have contact with the juvenile justice. To keep kids safe, we must focus on improving school climate, community safety and parent education.

I
2018
9.84
1
-18%
I
2016
9,495
3
-33%
I
2017
70
1
-62%
I
2016
2,995
3
22%
I
2017
6.90%
1
-7%
I
2017
9,273.20
8
-25%
R
Time
Period
Current
Actual
Value
Current
Trend
Baseline
% Change
Why Is This Important?
I
2016
2,995
3
22%
I
2017
6.90%
1
-7%
R
Time
Period
Current
Actual
Value
Current
Trend
Baseline
% Change
Why Is This Important?
R
Time
Period
Current
Actual
Value
Current
Trend
Baseline
% Change
Why Is This Important?

The environment in which children live impacts their well-being. Children who face multiple stressors, such as financial insecurity, transiency, or inadequate parental engagement are significantly less likely to thrive than their peers to suffer poor outcomes. Poverty is a leading cause of instability, which ripples through the lives of everyone involved, including community members and taxpayers.

I
2016
9.90%
3
-35%
I
2015
27.00%
2
13%
I
2016
12.60%
3
-21%
I
2016
34.00%
2
-11%
I
2018
4,303
2
-26%
I
2017
33.00%
1
14%
I
2017
65.50%
1
4%
I
2017
35.86%
1
36%
I
2016
4.48
1
-37%
R
Time
Period
Current
Actual
Value
Current
Trend
Baseline
% Change
Why Is This Important?
I
2018
4,303
2
-26%
I
2017
33.00%
1
14%
I
2017
35.86%
1
36%
I
2017
65.50%
1
4%
R
Time
Period
Current
Actual
Value
Current
Trend
Baseline
% Change
Why Is This Important?
I
2016
4.48
1
-37%
R
Time
Period
Current
Actual
Value
Current
Trend
Baseline
% Change
Why Is This Important?

Children with affordable, accessible health care services have the initial steps towards having a positive relationship with doctors and the role health care plays in their lives. Actively utilizing health care also helps parents and youth to develop a health lifestyle that reduce the chances of developing a chronic disease like obesity or asthma, lowers engaging in behaviors that result in ER visits and improves pregnancy outcomes, all of which have the potential for long-term health, financial, and personal costs. For future mothers, having proper health education and nutrition provides future children the opportunity to be born health and with positive outcomes of their own. Additionally, access to proper health care and having medical professionals such as doctors as regular mentors opens a door for conversation about behavior/emotional/psychological health assistance.

I
2015
7.90%
1
-2%
I
2017
12.70%
1
-20%
I
2014
96.10%
1
5%
I
2015
80.60%
1
-1%
I
2017
12.90%
1
23%
I
2017
13.50%
1
-11%
I
2017
85.00
3
5%
R
Time
Period
Current
Actual
Value
Current
Trend
Baseline
% Change
Why Is This Important?
I
2015
80.60%
1
-1%
I
2017
85.00
3
5%
I
2017
12.90%
1
23%
I
2017
13.50%
1
-11%
R
Time
Period
Current
Actual
Value
Current
Trend
Baseline
% Change
Why Is This Important?
R
Time
Period
Current
Actual
Value
Current
Trend
Baseline
% Change
Why Is This Important?

For children to become successful, professionally and financially, education is crucial. Providing a child the opportunity to begin learning as early as possible in age-appropriate programs like pre-school and full-day kindergarten establish the building blocks for continued success and achievement during the remainder of their school experience, including on-time graduation. From that point, children, when they reach adulthood, are more likely to actively seek secondary/specialized education, which greatly improves their employment prospects, annual salary, and reduces their reliance on state/federally provided assistance.

I
2017
43.00%
2
13%
I
2016
87.40%
7
10%
I
2017
13.00%
1
8%
I
2018
80.60%
1
6%
Secondary
I
2015
10.00
7
-57%
I
2014
48.00%
1
7%
I
2017
95.10%
2
-2%
I
2017
51.80%
1
-3%
FUTURE SUCCESS
R
Time
Period
Current
Actual
Value
Current
Trend
Baseline
% Change
Why Is This Important?
I
2018
80.60%
1
6%
I
2014
45.30%
4
8%
I
2017
95.10%
2
-2%
FUTURE SUCCESS
R
Time
Period
Current
Actual
Value
Current
Trend
Baseline
% Change
Why Is This Important?
I
2017
51.80%
1
-3%
I
2017
43.00%
2
13%
Secondary
I
2015
10.00
7
-57%
I
2014
48.00%
1
7%
I
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