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June 25, 2008
KIDS COUNT 2008: A CFK Overview
To make positive change for kids, you need to know where things stand, what's working and what needs to be improved. The annual KIDS COUNT Data Book offers both ...
November 30, 2006
Are Boot Camps Obsolete?
Touted in the 1980s as a firm response to youth crime, the boot camp model has come under increasingly skeptical scrutiny. After several deaths, some states have shut ...
August 7, 2006
A Fine Line: How to Teach Kids About Sexual Assault
There's good news on the rates of rape and sexual assault in the U.S.—a big decline in the rates of these crimes since the 1970s. Still, parents and other ...
June 5, 2006
The Downside of Girl Power?
By many measures, girls are on a roll. In terms of academic achievement, college attendance and completion, and the opportunities that are open to them, girls are ...
April 17, 2006
Online Safety, Updated
Last month Connect for Kids reported on Teenangels, young volunteers who help their peers understand the importance of Internet safety. What other efforts are ...
March 13, 2006
Stepping Up to the Plate: Helping Kids with Severe Food Allergies
With a sharp increase in the number of kids with severe, even life-threatening, food allergies, schools and other facilities are trying to develop workable policies ...
January 9, 2006
Education: the Key to the Future for Kids in Juvenile Justice?
While the federal No Child Left Behind law has focused needed attention on educational inequities, some students remain nearly invisible: kids involved in the ...
November 28, 2005
The Fine Art of Helping Kids At Risk
Powerful emotions like anger can become a major roadblock to learning. Art therapy is one approach to helping kids manage those feelings and be successful. Letitia ...
October 24, 2005
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, nearly one million teenage girls will become pregnant each year. This number is slowly trickling down, ...
October 17, 2005
Just Don't Do It!
Joshua Linen was a high school freshman when he announced, "Hey, Dad, they gave me an ATM card in health class today!" The card can't deliver a dime in cash, but his ...
October 1, 2005
Focusing Juvenile Justice on Positive Youth Development
CHAPIN HALL CENTER FOR CHILDREN: ISSUE BRIEF #105 The concepts of positive youth development suggest that nearly all youth are capable of growing up properly and ...
October 1, 2005
Getting kids to avoid or withdraw from gangs is among the most difficult tasks in youth work, and a fresh set of evaluations of federally funded anti-gang programs ...
September 22, 2005
Perceptions of Threat
Stress has been related to both lower socioeconomic status and poorer health. This research tests a model which suggests that teenagers from varying socioeconomic ...
September 12, 2005
A Culture of Caring
With an inspired leader at the helm, Missouri shows the rest of the nation an effective--and cost-effective--reform model for young offenders.
August 8, 2005
When Parents Buy the Booze
Across the nation, legislatures and law enforcement agencies have been increasingly willing to hold adults responsible for underage drinking and the problems such ...
August 1, 2005
Juvenile Victimization and Offending, 1993-2003
By Katrina Baum, Ph.D. BJS Statistician During the period 1993-2003, juveniles ages 12-14 and juveniles ages 15-17 experienced average annual rates of nonfatal ...
July 29, 2005
KKK targets Hispanics
Organized hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan have historically terrorized blacks and Jews in the Southeast. But the recent influx of Hispanic immigrants to the region ...
July 19, 2005
Down and Out in Suburbia
Something is rotten in suburbia. On average, teenagers who live with wealthy, highly educated parents in tony neighborhoods are more troubled than other teens, even ...
July 12, 2005
Practice scenes for the tough choices of adolescence
Marty "Roach." That's how the teacher pronounces the new kid's name. The teasing ensues, and one girl insists on keeping the torment going. Then she's assigned to a ...
July 11, 2005
The Danger of 'Don't Talk to Strangers'
It's a cautionary tale for parents: when an 11-year-old boy was rescued after four days in the Utah wilderness, it turned out he could have been found soonerif ...
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