Differences in a child’s access to health care can have lifelong consequences. Without adequate health care, children and their families may live shorter or more constrained lives. Compounding the problem are known gaps in the quality of care across the country. Will the current push to reform health care ensure that children get the right care at the right time?
Andrew Hida's quietly compelling "Follow My Steps" was recently honored by the National Press Photographers Association.
Teenagers who view character as fixed rather than changing are more likely to react aggressively in peer conflicts.
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.
One in 5 adolescents have a diagnosable mental disorder. The brief addresses different mental disorders that present in adolescence, including attention deficit disorders and major depression.
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 Migration Policy Institute's National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy takes a closer look at young children in black immigrant families.
Americans in poverty are more likely to suffer from chronic health problems than their peers, according to the Gallup-Healthways poll.
The authors of the report studied the variable changes that toddlers to adolescents experience throughout a lifetime of autism.
Nearly 3 million children in the United States have a disability. Some parents have more difficulty getting their children the services and care they need because of which state they live in, the type of disability their child has and their socioeconomic status.
Hispanic children in the United States are nearly three times as likely to be poor as White children, with the number of Hispanic children living in poverty having increased by more than 500,000 from 2009 to 2010.
A study on 12th grade girls' feelings and attitudes toward sex, love and relationships.
Academic achievement and health improved in most states for the nation’s children, but U.S. children and families are still struggling economically in the wake of the recession, according to the report
Millions of U.S. children lack basic access to dental care.
New analysis of foreclosure data finds that 1 in 10 children have been affected or will be affected by the mortgage foreclosure crisis.
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