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    Climate Change and the Zika Virus

    The Brookings Institution and Princeton University released the Spring 2016 issue of the Future of Children, which focused on how climate change affects children. Janet Currie outlined…

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    After Words with Mei Fong

    Mei Fong talked about her book, One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment, about the one-child policy in China and its impact on the country. She was interviewed by…

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    Child Sex Trafficking

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on child sex trafficking. The hearing outlined the details of a bipartisan investigation of online sex trafficking, specifically looking at the…

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    Children of Prisoners

    Panelists discussed the impact of incarcerated parents on children and the family structure. “What Happens to Children When Parents Go to Prison?” was part of the day-long…

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    Family Planning and Public Policy

    Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam (D-VA) made remarks on a new report on birth control and the impact of children being born out of wedlock. Then, Ron Haskins of the Brookings…

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    Hunger in the U.S.

    Lucy Melcher talked about Department of Agriculture statistics on U.S. households' access to adequate food and the work of her No Kid Hungry to ensure that children from food insecure…

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    Book Discussion on Flawed Convictions

    Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer talks about her book Flawed Convictions, in which she takes a critical look at Shaken Baby Syndrome prosecutions. This interview, filmed on the campus of…

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    U.S. Foster Care System

    Rob Geen talked about the U.S. foster care system, which included over 400,000 individuals in 2013, and efforts to reform the system.

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    Alcohol-Related Birth Disorders

    Susan Carlson, former first lady of Minnesota, talked about a recent study on drinking and drug use among pregnant teens. She discussed her experiences as a juvenile court justice, the…

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    Cost of Child Care Impacting Career Choices

    Danielle Paquette reported by telephone on what a Washington Post poll on child care costs showed about how child care affects career choices.

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on “How Does Your Family Influence Your Job Decisions?” The question was inspired by a Washington Post poll…

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    Foster Care Issues

    Witnesses that included a parent advocate, a former foster child, and two state-level child welfare officials testified on ways the federal government can reduce the number of children who…

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    Panel Discussion on the Needs of Military Children

    Senior leadership from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Department of Veterans Affairs spoke about the social needs of military children and programs to assist them. They also responded…

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    Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Officials from the Justice Department, Health and Human Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services testified on the Obama…

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    Girl Scout Campout at the White House

    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama spoke to fourth-grade Girl Scouts attending the first-ever campout on the White House lawn.  The campout was part of the first…

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    Child Nutrition Assistance

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testified on rules and regulations for child nutrition programs. The Health, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was set to expire on September 30, 2015. The…

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    International Child Abduction

    Witnesses testified at a hearing examining federal actions to comply with a law passed the previous year in resolving cases of children abducted from the U.S. and held in foreign…

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    Book Discussion on A Generation Removed

    Margaret Jacobs talked about her book, A Generation Removed: The Fostering and Adoption of Indigenous Children in the Postwar World, about the Indian Child Welfare Act. Enacted in…

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    Book Discussion on Our Kids

    Professor Robert Putnam talked about his book Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, in which suggests that there is a lack of opportunities for children growing up in the United States…

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    Children's Health Insurance Program

    Elisabeth Burak talked about the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides money to states for health care for children in low-income families. The program is set to…

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