Are doctors overprescribing psychotropic drugs to kids on Medicaid? Are children getting a fair share of the federal budget? After making it over one hurdle this week, will child nutrition reauthorization continue to advance in Congress? These are just a few of the questions our news and reports round-up this week looks into. Also, we step back to get your input on how this blog is working for you.
All year, we have been offering this Friday round-up of the news to keep you abreast of the latest and greatest news about children, including media coverage, research and reports, training opportunities, and policy developments in Texas and nationally. Now we want to hear from you. Is this the content you are looking for, or are we missing something you value? How do you use the round-up in your work or discussions? Would you like to see more information with fewer articles, or a continuation of listings like the one below?
Please share your thoughts in the comments section, or send me an email with your feedback. Now on with the round-up…
News and Reports Weekly Round-Up
Child and Maternal Health
7.15.10 Nutrition Bill Clears House Panel (Politico)
7.13.10 Poll Shows Most Texans Support Sex Education (San Antonio Express-News)
7.13.10 Obesity Prevention Works Best in the Under-5 Crowd (Wall Street Journal Health blog)
7.11.10 Texas Doctors Threaten to Drop Medicaid, Fear Cuts (Dallas Morning News)
More Health News...
7.15.10 July 20 Webcast: Preventing Child Abuse in an Age of Budget Deficits (Future of Children)
7.15.10 Successful Early Childhood Home Visitation State Systems (Zero to Three)
7.13.10 Leader Knows Foster Care from the Inside, Hopes to Use Her Experience to Change the System (Austin American-Statesman)
More Protection News...
Family Financial Security Headlines
7.14.10 Texas Children Sandwiched between Hunger and Obesity (Austin American-Statesman op-ed)
7.11.10 How the Great Recession Has Changed Life in America (Pew Research Center)
More Financial Security News...
Juvenile Justice Headlines
7.14.10 Improving Outcomes for Status Offenders in the JJDPA Reauthorization (Juvenile & Family Justice Today)
7.12.10 Too Young for Life in Prison? Numerous Juveniles Face Longer Sentences in Adult Courts (ABC News)
More Juvenile Justice News…
Child Mental Wellbeing Headlines
7.16.10 State Considers Tougher Child Care Requirements (Texas Tribune)
7.13.10 Mental Health Opportunities to Act, Learn, and More (Texas Children's Mental Health Forum)
7.12.10 Some Medicaid Doctors Rely Heavily on Potent Drugs (Texas Tribune)
More Mental Health News...
More About Kids
7.14.10 Kids' Share 2010: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children through 2009 (Urban Institute)
More News About Kids…