Weekly News Digest for Jan. 1-8

Weekly News Digest for Jan. 1-8
1/8/2010 4:07:27 PM
First-of-the-year updates on kids' issues include a new report on abuse of children in juvenile detention centers, more on the evolving health reform campaign, and new research findings that even very young children are being powerful antipsychotic medication.

Child and Maternal Health

1.4.10 No Country for Health Care: Series on Rural Texas Access to Health Care (Texas Tribune)

1.3.10 CHIP Health Insurance Program for Kids has Uncertain Future (New York Times)

1.2.10 Too Many Hurdles Keep Texas Children from Being Healthy (Fort Worth Star-Telegram column)

More Health News...

Child Protection

1.8.10 Pleas of Abuse Victims Can't Go Unheard (San Antonio Express-News editorial)

1.2.10 U.S. Senate Forms New Caucus on Foster Youth (IowaPolitics.Com)

12.30.09 Extending Home Visiting to Kinship Caregivers and Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers (CLASP)

More Protection News...

Family Financial Security Headlines

1.5.10 WIC Program Increases Fruit, Vegetable Benefits for Needy Mothers (Food Research and Action Center)

1.2.10 Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner on what Texas Faces (Austin American-Statesman)

12.26.09 Homeless Families on the Rise (NPR)

More Financial Security News...

Juvenile Justice Headlines

1.7.10 Report: High Rates of Sexual Abuse at Juvenile Centers, including in Texas (Multiple Sources)

1.5.10 Top Juvenile Justice and Youth Treatment Stories of 2009 (Reclaiming Futures Blog)

More Juvenile Justice News...

Child Mental Wellbeing Headlines

1.7.10 Use of Powerful Antipsychotic Drugs in Children Up (Multiple Sources)

More Mental Health News...


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