A product of the Essentials for Childhood Initiative (EfC), the Child Adversity and Well-Being Dashboards contain indicators of child adversity, health and well-being utilizing data available on kidsdata.org. For more information about the dashboards, please refer to the California Data Dashboards page.
The Santa Barbara County Data Dashboard contains select indicators of child adversity and well-being. The dashboard is a product of the Shared Data and Outcomes Workgroup of the California Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative, a CDC-funded child maltreatment prevention project hosted by the California Departments of Public Health and Social Services. These indicators reflect the vision and mission of the EfC initiative to create safe, stable nurturing relationships and environments, and to serve as a set of shared metrics for this collective impact project. The Workgroup identified multiple criteria for indicator selection using a life course framework and a social determinants perspective.
The dashboard uses indicators from Kidsdata.org, a program of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health. It contains wellness and health measures, including three measures of child adversity and resilience, based on a data topic that was created in a collaboration between EfC and Kidsdata. The child adversity measures incorporate a broader social determinants of health framework for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) beyond traditional measures of household and family dysfunction.
The purpose of this dashboard is to provide metrics that can inform diverse partners working across sectors to address child adversity and well-being, and promote resiliency and positive community solutions. For additional information on the health and well-being of California’s children, including data at the county-level and with demographic breakdowns, please visit www.Kidsdata.org.
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