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The Children’s Bureau at the Administration on Children, Youth, and Families announced two RFPs in April 2014 that build on New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research (2013). One RFP is to support innovative approaches to child maltreatment research, and the other is to increase the field and pipeline of well-trained researchers in child abuse and neglect.
Sports-Related Concussions in Youth: Improving the Science, Changing the Culture
President Obama hosted the Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit on May 29, 2014 to raise awareness and change the culture surrounding concussions. A U.S. News & World Report article covering the Summit stated that the President began making plans to convene leaders from the sports and medical communities at the White House after reading the Sports-Related Concussions in Youth (2013).
Senators Tom Udall and Jay Rockefeller introduced the Youth Sports Concussion Act on May 22, 2013 to help ensure that safety standards for sports equipment are backed by the latest science and discourage misleading injury prevention claims from being used to sell athletic gear. In April 2014, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed the bill. In addition, the Concussion Education and Awareness Act of 2014 was introduced by Representative Joyce Beatty on January 28, 2014. The bill cites Sports-Related Concussions in Youth (2013) in the findings section and includes multiple provisions in line with the report’s recommendations. See H. R. 3954.
The Concussion Education and Awareness Act of 2014 was introduced by Representative Joyce Beatty on January 28, 2014. The bill cites Sports-Related Concussions in Youth (2013) in the findings section and includes multiple provisions in line with the report’s recommendations.
Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States
Statements following the release of the report:
White House progress report, "The Obama Administration's Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking at Home and Abroad." See it at White House. gov.
Read Senator Richard Blumenthal's statement here.
Congresswoman Rosa DeLaura pledged to introduce a solution to raise awareness in line with a recommendation from the report...more here.
Early Childhood Assessment: Why, What , and How
...A KEA [kindergarten entry assessment] developed or enhanced under this proposed priority must be of high technical quality and be consistent with the guidelines on early childhood assessments made by the National Research Council.4 We propose to require that these KEAs be consistent with the National Research Council guidelines in light of the direction we received from Congress for the RTT-ELC program that States receiving grants under that program provide an assurance that any use of early childhood assessments conform to National Research Council reports on early childhood.5 We believe that Congress would also expect that any early learning assessments developed under the EAG program would be similarly aligned with the National Research Council findings..." (01/25/13)
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