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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2014

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

http://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/glotip/GLOTIP_2014_full_report.pdf

Claims that one out of three trafficking victims is a child, probably a female child.  Describes reasons for trafficking, regional flows, and poor law enforcement which results in few arrests or convictions.  From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

 

Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange: Legislative History, Litigation, and Current Issues

Categories: Children,Disability,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Veterans,Vietnam

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43790.pdf

Covers what Agent Orange is, legislative and judicial efforts by veterans to obtain health care services and compensation, and current issues such as paternally mediated birth defects.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School: Report of the Office of the Child Advocate

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Guns,Headlines,Health/Medical,Mental Health

http://www.ct.gov/oca/lib/oca/sandyhook11212014.pdf

State report on the educational, physical, and mental health issues of Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter, with recommendations for improving community health services to prevent such future tragedies.  From the Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate

 

Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence: Ending Violence So Children Can Thrive

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Native Americans

https://edit.justice.gov/sites/default/files/defendingchildhood/pages/attachments/2014/11/18/finalaianreport.pdf

States that American Indian and Alaska Native children experience posttraumatic stress disorder at the same rate as veterans returning from Middle East service; presents recommendations for preventing exposure to violence and mitigating the negative effects of such past exposure.  From the Justice Department

 

Childcare Payments Bill

Categories: Children,Great Britain,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/rp14-59.pdf

Proposed legislation in the British House of Commons that would introduce a new tax-free childcare scheme to support eligible parents with childcare costs.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/59

 

Design and Operation of the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs, 2009-2010

Categories: Children,Disability,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_01/sr01_057.pdf

Presents the development, plan, and operation of a survey designed to produce national and state-level estimates of children with special health care needs, the types of services they need, and the quality of services provided.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Selected Statistics from the Public Elementary and Secondary Education Universe: School Year 2012-13: First Look

Categories: Children,Education,Statistics,Youth

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2014/2014098.pdf

Covers numbers and types of schools, operational status of schools and districts, student counts, teacher counts, and pupil/teacher ratios.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Coresident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: 2012

Categories: Children,Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2014/demo/p20-576.pdf

Explores the complexity of households in which grandparents and grandchildren live together including characteristics of the grandchildren and grandparents who live in the same household and historic changes in such arrangements.  From the Census Bureau

 

 

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