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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Child Maltreatment 2013

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Marriage/Family,Sex Issues,Statistics

Presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to child protective services agencies in the U.S. during federal fiscal year 2013.  Besides neglect and physical abuse, the report also covers psychological maltreatment and sexual abuse.  During 2013 there were 3.5 million referrals affecting 6.4 million children. From the Children’s Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families of the Health and Human Services Department


America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2014

Categories: Children,Headlines,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics


A series of data tables on family groups, children, households, unmarried couples, and their living arrangements.  From the Census Bureau

The Measles: Background and Federal Role in Vaccine Policy

Categories: Children,Federal State Relations,Health/Medical


Presents basic information about the disease, its history in the U.S., available treatments to prevent individuals from contracting measles, and the federal role in combatting measles. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists




Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Disability,United Nations,Women

A single source for locating the recommendations and judicial findings of a variety of United Nations Treaty Bodies which receive and consider human rights complaints.  Includes the Human Rights Committee, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and many others.  From the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


Use of Complementary Health Approaches Among Children Aged 4-17 Years in the United States: National Health Interview Survey, 2007-2012

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics

Identifies only one significant change in the use of nonconventional health methods for children over the past five years—a slight decrease in the use of traditional healers.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Measles in the United States: 2015

Categories: Children,Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical

Transcript of an agency briefing on the 2015 measles outbreak in the U.S. and the problem of resistance to vaccination.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


FALQs: Vaccination Law in the United States

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

Discusses and provides links to information about vaccination laws at the federal and state levels.  From the Law Library of Congress


Sex Trafficking of Children in the United States: Overview and Issues for Congress

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues

Describes the problem in the U.S., and what the federal response has been.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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