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Children - The War On Poverty in the 21st Century.

On Air February 6th through February 28th, 2003

Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30 pm and Fridays at 3:00 pm

Channel: 25 on AT&T Cable (SC Community TV)
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Children - The War On Poverty in the 21st Century.

On Air February 6th through February 28th, 2003

Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30 pm and Fridays at 3:00 pm

Channel: 25 on AT&T Cable (SC Community TV)
Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 4, 2003

Children is the title of the 11th program in a series of
programs on Community Television of Santa Cruz County called
The War On Poverty in the 21st Century. Produced by
Community Television and the Community Action Board of Santa
Cruz County, Inc.

Produced: Monday, February 3rd, 2003

On Air February 6th through February 28th, 2003

Mondays and Thursdays at 6:30 pm and Fridays at 3:00 pm

Channel: 25 on AT&T Cable

Title: Children


Child poverty rates have dropped in the United States since
1990. Unfortunately, California is an exception to that rule.

In California most poor children live in working families,
and as many poor children live in two parent households as
live in single parent households.

A recent STATE CHILD POVERTY UPDATE, called The Changing
Face of Child Poverty in California was released by National
Center for Children in Poverty in August of 2002. The report
illustrates the changing demographic picture of poor families.

The National Center for Children in Poverty identified the
following trends in California over the past two decades:

The number of low-income children in California has
increased by almost 1.6 million, from 2.77 million to 4.36 million. The number of Californias children in poverty has increased by 850,000, from 1.27 to 2.12 million.

One in six poor children in the United States lives
in California, compared to about one in 10 two decades ago. The number of poor children in California has grown at a faster pace than the total number of children in the United States.

Californias child poverty rate has increased by
more than 10 percent since 1979. The child poverty rate in California increased from just under 20 percent during the period 1979-1983 to 22 percent during the period from 1996-2000.

During the same averaged time period, the national child
poverty rate went from 19 percent to 18 percent.

Poor children in California are much more likely to live in
working families than they were two decades ago

More than two in three poor children in California
live in working families with at least one employed parent. This is an increase of over 20 percent compared to two decades ago and over 30 percent in the past decade. Four in five low-income children live in working families.

Guests:

Rafael L=F3pez, is the Executive Director of First 5 Santa Cruz County. The mission of the First 5 Santa Cruz County is to ensure that family-friendly services and education are
available so that each child reaches the fifth year of life
healthy, ready and able to learn, and emotionally well developed.

Lynn McKibbin, RN. is the Public Health Program Manager for
the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency She has worked
for HSA for 14 years as the Maternal, Child and Adolescent
Health Director. She is an RN, Public Health Nurse and has
over 30 years of experience in public health agencies
throughout the State of California. Sandy Davie is the
Director, Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center. The Center
Provides full day, year-round quality child care for children aged 1-3 years old and parent education and for parents who work or attend school. The center publishes 1,2,3...The Toddler Years, a book sold nationally that is used as a textbook in Early Childhood Education classes throughout the country. The host of the series, Paul Rachuy Brindel,

An article on this series was featured in The Good Times on
May 23rd. You can view this article at:
www.cabinc.org/War_Goodtimes_poverty_tv.htm

Executive Producer of the series is Geoffrey Dunn, Executive
Director of Community Television of Santa Cruz County.

Kathy DAngelo produces the series for Community Television.

Paul Brindel produces the series for the Community Action Board

Christine Johnson-Lyons is the Associate Producer for the
Community Action Board

Kathy D'Angelo directed the program.

Contact: For Community Television, Kathy D'Angelo 425-8848

For Community Action Board, Paul Rachuy Brindel
457-1741 ext 160

For more on the Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County,
Inc go to: www.cabinc.org/

Go To The War On Poverty Index of Programs
and Resources at: www.cabinc.org/War_on_poverty_Index_of_programs.htm

For more on Community Television of Santa Cruz County go to: communitytv.org/index.html
 
 


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