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Indiana's Family & Social Services Administration Report Card
A review of four chapters of Indiana's Family & Social Services Administration (FSSA) report card.
# 152670 | 1,597 words | 1 source | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Apr 12, 2013 in Sociology (General) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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The paper reviews the report card issued by the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration (FSSA) and examines the needs, opportunities and challenges facing children, families, seniors citizens and special needs citizens of the state of Indiana.
The paper finds that Indiana's population is facing many of the economic challenges which are reflective of national patterns; the recession has struck Indiana hard, as have shifts away from manufacturing in the U.S. labor scheme, and there is a clear uncertainty as to how best to address the needs of the elderly.

Report Card
Hoosier Children
Hoosier Adults and Families
Hoosier Seniors
Hoosiers with Developmental Disabilities, Mental Illness and Addictions

From the Paper:

"The social landscape for children living in Indiana presents a mix of opportunity and challenge. The FSSA report card approaches a number of indicators characterizing the experiences of the state's youths by detailing a combination of statistical indicators; brief assessments of some of the primary causes for or conditions incidental to these above-mentioned challenges; and identification of some of the agencies, organizations and programs dispatched to help the state's children overcome any such challenges.
"Foremost among the indicators that catch our attention is that concerning the number of children in Indiana who are living below the poverty line. According to the FSSA, where the national average denotes that 11% of children are living in poverty, this condition applies to 16% of Indiana's children. (FSSA, p. 6) Though there is also evidence to suggest that conditions have improved in this regard over the decade leading up to the report in question, this indicator is still troubling because it contributes to a broad spectrum of children living in 'high risk' conditions within the state. FSSA defines high risk as children living in families facing any permutation of factors including living in a single-parent family; having a household head that is not a high school graduate; living in a household whose total income is below the poverty line; having one or both parents struggle with unemployment or unemployment; being classified as a family receiving welfare benefits; and lacking health insurance coverage. (FSSA, p. 6)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Indiana Family & Social Services Administration (FSSA). (2002). A Report On Families. State of Indiana: Family and Social Services Administration.

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Indiana's Family & Social Services Administration Report Card (2013, April 12) Retrieved February 26, 2021, from

MLA Format

"Indiana's Family & Social Services Administration Report Card" 12 April 2013. Web. 26 February. 2021. <>