There may be no two words more difficult to define in the 21st century than ‘family’ or ‘community’. Both are affected by sweeping changes in demographics, immigration, the economy, geography, kinship, legal definitions and even societal norms. (Photo: Los Angeles Times)
Ethical journalists should show care and compassion when covering children in tragedy, a professor of Media Ethics writes.
A quick round-up of ICWA resources.
A quick round-up of resources on the gender wage gap.
A round-up of resources for covering the justice gap.
Andrew Hida's quietly compelling "Follow My Steps" was recently honored by the National Press Photographers Association.
A civil rights policy organization reviews the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s programs during the first term of the Obama Administration.
The share of younger households holding any debt dropped to 78 percent, the lowest level since the federal government began collecting related data in 1983.
Children in the child welfare system are given psychotropic medication, drugs prescribed to affect the mind, emotions and behavior, at rates approximately three times higher than children and adolescents in the general population. Rates of psychotropic medication use are also significantly higher in rural than urban areas.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 8 women over the age of 18 and 1 in 5 girls of high school age binge drink.
When industries are allowed to impose voluntary safety standards, kids can get seriously hurt. JCCF speaks with FairWarning editor Myron Levin about his year-long series on fireplace glass manufacturers and toddler burns.
California Watch and the Center for Investigative Reporting tackle abuse and neglect at board-and-care centers for the developmentally disabled.
The nation’s legal system does little to protect the rights of disabled parents, and parents face pervasive prejudices when fighting to begin and maintain families.
Nearly 6.5 million U.S. teens and young adults are neither in school nor in the workforce. The latest KIDS COUNT policy report provides new national and state data on this population and examines the best policies to provide multiple pathways to opportunity for disconnected young people.
The Migration Policy Institute's National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy takes a closer look at young children in black immigrant families.
Chicago Tribune reporters discover chronic truancy and absenteeism can begin as early as kindergarten for students in the city's public schools.
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