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Scotts Bluff County, NE

Child Well-Being Snapshot

See the state of child well-being in Scotts Bluff County below. All data comes from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, the Nebraska Department of Education, the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Crimial Justice, the US Census Bureau and the County Health Rankings and Roadmap Program. Population analysis by CPAR at UNO. Population estimates based on 2009-2014 data.

26 percent of Scotts Bluff County's population is children age 18 or younger.

14 percent of the population in Scotts Bluff County Nebraska is living below the poverty line

Scotts Bluff County Nebraska has seen a decline in substantiated child abuse and neglect rates since 2010

Number of kids in foster care in Scotts Bluff County has declined since 2011

Reading proficiency among 3rd graders in Scotts Bluff County has gone from 64 percent in 2010 to 78 percent in 2013

13 percent of children in Scotts Bluff County Nebraska live in a home where a language other than English is spoken.

Births to teens is at its lowest since in 4 years in Adams County Nebraska

42 percent of children in Scotts Bluff County Nebraska lived in a single-parent household in 2013

Nebraska Children's investments in Scotts Bluff County

Panhandle Child Abuse Prevention Council serving all 11 Panhandle Counties.

Collective Impact Support for the Panhandle Partnership for Health and Human Services

Many grants have been given to design a Community Prevention System, and Nebraska Children provides ongoing technical support, including an embedded community consultant for this 11-county child well-being collaboration. The collaboration has access to training, planning, facilitation and implementation help to enhance skills and capacity for collective impact, positive parent child interaction/enhancement of protective factors.

Project Everlast Council – Scottsbluff

Each Project Everlast Council creates opportunities for youth in care and alumni to connect with each other, share resources and provide input on program and policy issues.

Runaway and Homeless Youth Grant

Sixpence Early Learning Program

New family engagement home visitation program using the Parents as Teachers curriculum. The program offers:

  • Services on a year round basis
  • Contact with each actively enrolled family at least three times per month for a total of at least 180 minutes per month (2 of the 3 contacts must be personal visits, totaling 120 minutes)
  • Program is designed to serve children prenatally through age 3 for a minimum of 18 – 24 months

Past Nebraska Children and Families Foundation Grants

Panhandle Partnership for Health and Human Services, including:

  • Social/Emotional Well-Being for Older Youth
  • The SPARKS program for middle school youth and older youth (homeless, near homeless and foster youth) will help youth find their strengths, build healthy relationships with teachers and parents.
  • School-Community partnership designed to improve social and emotional well-being of children and families by enhancing school and community services. Strategies were created to address young children’s mental health and behavioral health needs, parent-child relationships, and kindergarten truancies. This program focused on Circle of Security, a relationship-based early intervention program, and Baby FAST, a widely used multifamily group intervention model for young parents and their infants and toddlers.
  • Children’s Outreach Program
  • Family Safety Project – Center for Conflict Resolution

Scotts Bluff/Panhandle stories

Panhandle Partnership Honored by Nebraska Children


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