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Use of Medication Prescribed for Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties Among Children Aged 6-17 Years in the United States, 2011-2012

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

Describes the sociodemographic characteristics of children aged 6-17 years prescribed medication or taking medication during the past 6 months for emotional or behavioral difficulties.  Also includes parental reports of the perceived benefit of this medication.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Adopted Children and Stepchildren: 2010

Categories: Adoption/Foster Care,Children,Population/Census,Statistics

Provides a portrait of adopted children and stepchildren and the types of home settings they live in.  From the Census Bureau


The Five Most Costly Children’s Conditions, 2011: Estimates for the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Children, Ages 0-17

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

The top five in costly conditions for children were mental disorders, asthma, trauma-related disorders, acute bronchitis, and otitis media.  Offers charts on expenditures, number of children afflicted, and source of payment.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family

Offers a framework for building connections between schools and their communities, with a special emphasis on family engagement in education.  From the Department of Education


Children’s Dental Care: Advice and Visits, Ages 2-17, 2011

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

Reports that only about half (50.5%) of the children covered in the survey had at least one visit to the dentist in 2011.  Health insurance was a major factor in determining whether children received dental attention.  Only 25% of uninsured children visited the dentist during 2011. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards: Rear Visiblity

Categories: Children,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

Final regulation on expanding the required field of view for all cars, trucks, buses, and other low-speed vehicles to prevent backover accidents involving vulnerable populations such as small children.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports that 1 in 68 children aged 8 was identified as having autism spectrum disorder with 2010 results reported from 11 sites.  Also includes other characteristics of children with ASD.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Expansive Survey of America’s Public Schools Reveals Troubling Racial Disparities

Categories: African Americans,Children,Civil/Human Rights,Education,Headlines

Press release on outcome of first collection of data from all public schools and school districts since 2000.  Reveals racial disparities in access to pre-school and to advanced courses, and in school disciplinary actions.  From the U.S. Department of Education


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