Chapter 1 Children's Needs and State Practices: Analysis of a National Problem Chapter 2 Key Issues and Problems in Research on State Policymaking Chapter 3 Children in Poverty and the Demographics of Children Chapter 4 Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenthood Chapter 5 Juvenile Justice Chapter 6 Foster Care and Child Protective Services Chapter 7 Education Chapter 8 Infant Mortality Chapter 9 Prevention and Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers Chapter 10 Child Health and Child Health Policy Chapter 11 About the Authors Chapter 12 Index
Allen W. Imershein, Professor of Sociology at The Florida State University was the founder and former director of the FSU Institute for Health and Human Services Research (IHHSR). Mary K. P. Mathis completed her Ph.D. in sociology from The Florida State University. She served as the Project Manager for the State of the Child study at IHHSR. After completing a post-doctoral program at Emery University and the Centers for Disease Control, she is currently doing epidemiological studies for the state of Georgia. C. Aaron McNeece, Professor of Social Work and former Associate Dean in the School of Social Work at FSU, is the current director of IHHSR.