Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Child Health USA 2014

Categories: Children,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics

http://mchb.hrsa.gov/chusa14/downloads.html

Latest in an annual series of reports on the health status and service needs of infants, children, and adolescents.  Covers factors that influence the health and well-being of children, behaviors that affect their health, and financing and utilization of health services.  From the Health Resources and Services Administration

 

A Primer on WIC: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Welfare/Social Services,Women

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44115.pdf

Discusses the eligibility, benefits, and delivery systems for the program which provides food, nutrition education, and health care services to women, infants, and children.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Trafficking in Persons Report: July 2015

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/245365.pdf

The annual report which covers sex trafficking, forced labor, domestic servitude, child labor, and child soldiers.  Also describes U.S. government efforts to stop human trafficking.  From the State Department

 

America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2015

Categories: Children,Education,Headlines,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family

http://www.childstats.gov/pdf/ac2015/ac_15.pdf

The 17th report in a series which presents 41 key indicators on important aspects of children’s lives.  The indicators cover 7 domains: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health.  Also has a special feature on health care quality among U.S. children.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

 

Youth Athletes: Sports Programs’ Guidance, Practices, and Policies to Help Prevent and Respond to Sexual Abuse

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Children,Sex Issues,Youth

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/670543.pdf

Examines the role of federal agencies in preventing sexual abuse of young athletes and steps that high performance athletic programs take to prevent and respond to such abuse.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

American Time Use Survey 2014 Results

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Children,Labor/Employment,Literacy/Reading,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/atus.pdf

Latest data on such factors as number of hours worked from home, time devoted to household and leisure activities, and care of household children.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Terrorism,Women

http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/humanrightsreport/index.htm#wrapper

Annual report on how the U.S. government views the human rights records of other countries.  The 2014 report aims harsh criticism at Iran and non-state terrorist organizations such as ISIL, Boko Haram, and al-Qaeda.  From the State Department

 

Progress for Children: Beyond Averages: Learning from the MDGs

Categories: Children,Education,Headlines,Income/Poverty,United Nations

http://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Progress_for_Children_No._11_22June15.pdf

Final report on the child-related Millennium Development Goals of the UN.  Despite progress, millions of children are living in poverty, dying before they turn five, and suffering chronic malnutrition.  From UNICEF

 

Next Page »