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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Questions and Answers on Title IX and Single-Sex Elementary and Secondary Classes and Extracurricular Activities

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

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/faqs-title-ix-single-sex-201412.pdf

Offers legal guidance on circumstances under which school districts can offer single-sex classes and extracurricular activities without violation of civil rights provisions of law.  From the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights

 

A Child’s Day: Living Arrangements, Nativity, and Family Transitions: 2011 (Selected Indicators of Child Well-Being)

Categories: Children,Education,Literacy/Reading,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2014/demo/p70-139.pdf

Measures of well-being include school performance, family reading practices, shared meal times, television rules, and extracurricular activities.  From the Census Bureau

 

Parents’ Experiences in Obtaining Health Care for Children … 2011

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

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st463/stat463.pdf

High income families reported greater success in obtaining routine health care appointments for children than did poor families.  Families with private insurance reported better visits with doctors than did families with public insurance.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Welfare, Work, and Poverty Status of Female-Headed Families with Children: 1987-2013

Categories: Children,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services,Women

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41917.pdf

Reports on trends in the economic well-being of female-headed families with children since the advent of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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

 

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