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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

 

A Matter of Equity: Preschool in America

Categories: African Americans,Children,Education,Hispanics,Income/Poverty

http://www2.ed.gov/documents/early-learning/matter-equity-preschool-america.pdf

Outlines the unmet need for high-quality early learning programs in the U.S.  Calls for new investment in preschool programs to help minority and low-income children.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Communication Disorders and Use of Intervention Services Among Children Aged 3-17 Years: United States, 2012

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db205.pdf

Reports on the percentage of U.S. children aged 3-17 who have communication disorders of speech, language, voice, or swallowing.  Also covers the percentage of those with disorders who received intervention services.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Characteristics of Children in Medicaid Managed Care and Medicaid Fee-for-Service, 2003-2005

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

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr080.pdf

Examines differences and characteristics of children receiving Medicaid health insurance coverage from fee-for-service plans or managed care plans.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Opportunity for All: Fighting Rural Child Poverty

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Children,Income/Poverty,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/rural_child_poverty_report_final_non-embargoed.pdf

Over 300 rural counties have had poverty rates of over 20%  in every Census since 1980.  This report describes ways to measure rural poverty,  credits federal assistance programs with alleviating the worst of such poverty and urges a variety of program adjustments to continue the progress.  From the White House

 

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