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    Child Trafficking Legislation

    Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) talked about the Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act (H.R. 4636), and the problem of sex trafficking in the U.S. The bipartisan…

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    E-Cigarette Marketing

    Industry representatives and anti-tobacco advocates testified on e-cigarette marketing practices designed to appeal to children. In addition, the hearing also focused on the health…

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    Child Nutrition Programs

    Education, medical, and military officials testified about some of the ways child nutrition programs affect issues such as national security, economic vitality, and the health of children…

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    Immigrant Children Crossing U.S. Border Alone

    Alan Gomez talked about news reports showing thousands of immigrant children had crossed the U.S. border unaccompanied by parents or relatives. The report prompted the Obama…

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    Children's Education and Stress

    Goldie Hawn talked about the impact of various stresses on how children learn, and the research done by her MindUP Foundation. The foundation was created to develop children’s…

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    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Remarks

    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) talked about the importance of women on the U.S. economy. She argued for an increase in the federal minimum wage, universal pre-K education, and…

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    Book Discussion on To the End of June

    Cris Beam talked about her book, To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care, in which she examines the foster care system in the United States. The author, a foster…

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    Nutrition Programs for Women, Infants and Children

    Douglas Besharov talked about the Special Supplemental Nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (commonly known as "WIC"). Topics included eligibility requirements, how WIC is…

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    Children's Online Privacy

    Two panels discussed recent changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). New regulations from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) went into effect July 1, 2013. The…

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    Federal and State Laws on Missing and Exploited Children

    Following the discovery that Ariel Castro held three Cleveland women captive for ten years, Carolyn Atwell-Davis talked about state and federal laws related to abducted, missing and…

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    Round Table Discussion on Child Care in U.S.

    Linda Laughlin and Barbara Gault talked about a Census Bureau report, “Who’s Minding the Kids,” which examined child care in the U.S. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    International Adoptions

    Kathleen Strottman talked about the concern of some in Congress over State Department reports that international adoptions had fallen for the eighth consecutive year, and she responded to…

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    Child and Young Adult Cancer Treatment

    Vocalist Roger Daltrey of The Who talked about his charity, Who Cares, that builds cancer centers for children and teens. Mr. Daltrey discussed the importance of the initiative…

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    2012 Report Card on the State of Children in the United States

    Launch of a report on the overall state of children in the United States commissioned by former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.). The report card provides a…

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    Book Discussion on Fire in the Ashes

    Author Jonathan Kozol talked about his book, Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America. He focused on economic and educational barriers to children’s…

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    Child Care Issues and the Presidential Election

    Panelists talked about child care and early learning challenges of low-middle class families. All agreed that they needed to be more aggressive in making sure presidential candidates…

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    Bullying Prevention Summit, Day 2, Arne Duncan Remarks

    Secretary Duncan talked about initiatives at the federal level to stop bullying. Topics included training programs for schools and the importance of adult oversight. He also…

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    Bullying Prevention Summit, Day 2, Building Prevention Skills

    Officials from the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice used slide presentations as they described some of the tools and training available on the federal level…

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    Bullying Prevention Summit, Day 1, Secretary Sebelius

    Secretary Sebelius spoke to the Education Department Bullying Prevention Summit. She said that more studies needed to be done to understand bullying and talked about anti-bullying…

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    Bullying Prevention Summit, Day 1, Diversity

    Panelists spoke about ways to differentiate between the various types of bullying, including against immigrants and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. 

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