Keeping a child safe and healthy can be a challenge. Many parents scan headlines about phthalates in baby bottles, swine flu and vaccination debates but need balanced information to help make an informed decision for their family.
Ethical journalists should show care and compassion when covering children in tragedy, a professor of Media Ethics writes.
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.
A nationwide survey of 1,050 parents with children 18 years and younger were asked to share their thoughts about factors that contribute to violence in the country.
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 report incorporates children’s experiences into the debate on ADHD diagnoses and treatment
Author and associate professor of family sciences Kevin Roy talks about fatherhood and social policy.
The report suggests that toxic stress has lifelong developmental consequences for kids.
From 2001 to 2009, the number of annual traumatic brain injury related hospital visits increased significantly, with the highest rates among males aged 10-to 19-years-old.
The report explores the negative and positive effects of kids’ engagement with social media.
A new study shows a dramatic increase in the number of sports-related concussions for young athletes despite a decrease in team sports participation.
The report addresses tobacco use among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersex youth.
Several key variables influence swim participation among underrepresented, minority youth. The fear of water is chief among them.
The report provides preliminary findings on the oil spill's immediate and perceived long-term effects on children and families.
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