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The Well-Being of American Indian Children in North Dakota. Polly A. Fassinger, North Dakota Kids Count. Presentation for the North Dakota Association of Extension Agents, March 28, 2007. North Dakota KIDS COUNT. Our mission:

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The Well-Being of American Indian Children in North Dakota

Polly A. Fassinger, North Dakota Kids Count

Presentation for the North Dakota Association of Extension Agents, March 28, 2007


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North Dakota KIDS COUNT

  • Our mission:

    • Promote the well-being of North Dakota's children through data-based public awareness activities.

    • Encourage policy decisions that enable families to successfully raise their children.



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Main Topical Areas

  • The next generation

    • demographic portrait

  • Family composition

  • Economic condition

  • Education

  • Health

  • At-risk factors


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  • Some basics

    • Children are persons younger than age 18, unless otherwise noted

    • Data is for state of North Dakota, unless otherwise noted

    • American Indians may include persons who are multiracial

    • Tribes and reservations



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The Next Generation North Dakota, 2000

  • American Indians are the largest minority group of children in the state.

    • About 9% of all children are American Indian.








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Family Composition of Residence, 2004

  • American Indian children benefit from strong extended family support.


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Percent of Children Who Live with a Relative Householder other than Their Parent, by Race of Child, 2000


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Percent of Grandparents Living with Their Grandchildren Who were also Responsible for Their Grandchildren, by Race of Grandparent, 2000




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Economic Condition parent.

  • American Indian family incomes are much lower than those of other families.





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Poverty Status by Race and Age, 2000 times higher than white children.


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Education times higher than white children.

  • North Dakota has five tribal colleges.

  • More than 20% of American Indian youth (ages 18-24) are enrolled in college or graduate school.


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Percent of American Indian Youth Enrolled in College or Graduate School, N.D. and U.S., 2000



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Number of Children Enrolled in American Indian.Head Start/Early Head Start by Race, 1999-2005


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Health American Indian.

  • Between 4% to 17% of American Indian children did not have health insurance in 2003.

    • Between 5% to 8% of white children lacked health insurance in 2003.



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Number of Live Births per 1,000 Teenage Women Ages 19 and Younger, by Race of Mother, 2000-2004



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Number of Infant Deaths for American Indians.(per 1,000 live births)by Race of Mother, 2000-2004


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At-Risk Behaviors for American Indians.

  • American Indian teens have higher suicide rates than do all teens.


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Teen Suicide Rates by Race, 2000-2004 for American Indians.(per 100,000 teens 13-19 years old)





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Children in Foster Care by Race, 2005 29% of children in foster care.


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Be an advocate for American Indian children 29% of children in foster care.

  • Be informed!

  • Start a program

  • Encourage economic development on reservations

  • Communicate with legislators

  • Vote

  • Donate


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Staying informed… 29% of children in foster care.

How to find Kids Count data for your county or region

Go to www.ndkidscount.org


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Use of this presentation 29% of children in foster care.

North Dakota KIDS COUNT invites you to reproduce and distribute these slides, which were developed for use in making public presentations.

If you reproduce these slides, please give appropriate credit to North Dakota KIDS COUNT.

The data presented here may become outdated.

For the most recent information visit our web site: www.ndkidscount.org.


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  • Presenter contact information: 29% of children in foster care.

    Dr. Polly A. Fassinger

    Research Analyst

    North Dakota KIDS COUNT

    [email protected]


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North Dakota KIDS COUNT 29% of children in foster care.

NDSU

P.O. Box 5636

Fargo, ND 58105

Phone 701-231-5931

www.ndkidscount.org


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