State of Connecticut’s Youth 2003

Back • Publication Date: December 1st, 2003

Authors: Priscilla F. Canny, PhD & Michelle Beaulieu Cooke, MPH

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This compilation of important youth development indicators presents a balanced picture of Connecticut’s youth, highlighting not only negative indicators such as poverty, risky behavior, and juvenile crime, but also positive indicators of youth development, such as adequate exercise and civic engagement. In so doing, it underlines the importance of collecting and analyzing data to effectively guide Connecticut’s youth down the path of positive development.