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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Child Well-Being: Key Considerations for Policymakers

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688252.pdf

Examines what is known about the state of child well-being and discusses selected experts’ views on what policymakers could consider doing.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Federal Prosecution of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Cases, 2004-2013

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fpcsecc0413.pdf

Examines a decade of cases prosecuted in federal courts involving child pornography production or possession and child sex trafficking.  Also includes demographic characteristics of those accused and outcomes of the cases.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

President Donald J. Trump’s Letter to House and Senate Leaders and Immigration Principles and Policies

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/08/president-donald-j-trumps-letter-house-and-senate-leaders-immigration

Controversial proposal by the Trump Administration to reform immigration policies including building a southwestern border wall, removing unaccompanied alien children, closing “loopholes” in asylum procedures and hiring additional immigration judges to reduce the backlog of pending cases, and punishing so-called sanctuary cities by withholding federal grants.  From the White House

 

SSI Recipients by State and County, 2016

Categories: Children,Disability,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_sc/2016/index.html

Covers the number of recipients by state or county, eligibility category, and amount of payments for the Supplemental Security Income Program during 2016.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Early Childhood Program Participation, Results from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016: First Look

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017101.pdf

Presents findings on type of early child care (relative, nonrelative, or center-based), main reason for choosing care, important factors in choosing a particular care arrangement, and degree of parents’ participation in learning activities. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Parent and Family Involvement in Education: Results from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016: First Look

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017102.pdf

Collects information about various  types of parental activity relating to their children’s education including help with homework, involvement at school, and family activities.  For homeschooled students, the survey covers reasons for homeschooling, sources of curriculum, and more.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Earnings and Child Support Participation Among Reentering Fathers

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Income/Poverty

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/257731/MFSIPChildSupport.pdf

Presents findings on pre- and post-incarceration wages and child support participation.  Finds that most men who were or had been in the corrections systems stayed connected with the child support system but that pre- and post-incarceration earnings were not sufficient to avoid poverty.

From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Deprtment of Health and Human Services.

 

FDA Approval Brings First Gene Therapy to the United States

Categories: Children,Headlines,Health/Medical,Science/Technology,Youth

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm574058.htm

Agency press release announces what it terms an historic action to approve a gene therapy, known as Kymriah for the treatment of leukemia in children and young adults. The cell-based gene therapy is approved for use in the U.S. for the treatment of patients up to 25 years of age. Includes links to additional information about the development.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

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