Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Physician Office Visits by Children for Well and Problem-Focused Care: United States, 2012.

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db248.pdf

Tracks frequency of such visits by age of children, by type of practitioner, and by procedures undergone.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Youth

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201605-title-ix-transgender.pdf

Letter of guidance sent to public schools and colleges directing them to provide transgender students with access to bathrooms and locker rooms that match their chosen gender identity.  The letter summarizes school obligations toward transgender students under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and how the federal government will evaluate a school’s compliance with those obligations.  The letter begins on p. 2 following a Notice of Language Assistance.  From the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department and the Office for Civil Rights of the U. S. Department of Education.

 

Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender Students

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Education,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Youth

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oese/oshs/emergingpractices.pdf

Covers information on student transitions, privacy and confidentiality, sex-segregated activities and facilities, and additional practices to support transgender students.  Also contains a bibliography of federal resources on transgender students.  From the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education

 

U.S. Departments of Justice and Education Release Joint Guidance to Help Schools Ensure the Civil Rights of Transgender Students

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Youth

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/us-departments-justice-and-education-release-joint-guidance-help-schools-ensure-civil-rights

Press release explaining the meaning of the letter of guidance sent to public schools and colleges about treatment of transgender students.  .  From the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department and the Office for Civil Rights of the U. S. Department of Education.

 

Access and Utilization of Selected Preventive Health Services Among Adolescents Aged 10-17

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db246.pdf

Examines recent trends  and demographic differences in the percentages of adolescents with a usual place for preventive care, those who had a checkup in the past year, and those who had a dental visit.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2015

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Children,Crime/Justice,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016079.pdf

Annual report that collects data and analysis on crimes occurring in schools and colleges.  Covers such topics as bullying, victimization, fights, weapons, school conditions, availability and use of drugs and alcohol, school security staff, and student perceptions of personal safety.  From the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Human Rights and Democracy: The 2014 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Report

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Sex Issues,Terrorism,Women

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/415912/21064_WL_Human_Rights_Annual_Report_High_Res.pdf

The British perspective on the global human rights situation during 2014.  Reviews the situation in specific countries and describes what the British government is doing to promote human rights and democratic values overseas.  Identifies 27 countries of concern.  From the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

 

The National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Sex Issues

https://www.justice.gov/psc/file/842411/download

Provides a comprehensive threat assessment of the nature and scope of the current dangers facing U.S. children including child pornography offenses, child sexual abuse and sex trafficking, child sex tourism, and sex offense registry violations.  Also contains a section on the unique problems of child exploitation in Indian country.  Also reviews federal agency efforts to combat child exploitation.  From the Department of Justice

 

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