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Yi, Youngmin; Wildeman, Christopher – Future of Children, 2018
Children who experience foster care, write Youngmin Yi and Christopher Wildeman, are considerably more likely than others to have contact with the criminal justice system, both during childhood and as adults. And because children of color disproportionately experience foster care, improvements to the foster care system could reduce racial/ethnic…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Intervention, Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare
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Rosenbaum, Sara; Blum, Robert – Future of Children, 2015
The past century has seen vast improvements in our children's health. The infectious diseases that once killed huge numbers of children have largely been conquered. Infant mortality has also fallen markedly, although the United States lags behind other industrialized nations in this and other measures of children's health. Accidents and injuries…
Descriptors: Child Health, Communicable Diseases, Infant Mortality, Accidents
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Szilagyi, Peter G. – Future of Children, 2012
Few people would disagree that children with disabilities need adequate health insurance. But what kind of health insurance coverage would be optimal for these children? Peter Szilagyi surveys the current state of insurance coverage for children with special health care needs and examines critical aspects of coverage with an eye to helping policy…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Health Insurance, Child Health, Access to Health Care
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Schuster, Mark A.; Chung, Paul J.; Vestal, Katherine D. – Future of Children, 2011
All children, even the healthiest, have preventive and acute health care needs. Moreover, a growing number of children are chronically ill, with preventive, acute, and ongoing care needs that may be much more demanding than those for healthy children. Because children are unable to care for themselves, their parents are expected to provide a range…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Employer Attitudes, Health Insurance, Child Health
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Bookman, Ann; Kimbrel, Delia – Future of Children, 2011
Although most Americans know that the U.S. population is aging, they are far less informed about the reality of providing elders with personal care, health care, and social support. Families--particularly women--have always been critical in providing elder care, but the entry of so many women into the paid labor force has made elder care…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Family Work Relationship, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals)
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Grisso, Thomas – Future of Children, 2008
In this paper, the author points out that youth with mental disorders make up a significant subgroup of youth who appear in U.S. juvenile courts. And he notes that juvenile justice systems today are struggling to determine how best to respond to those youths' needs, both to safeguard their own welfare and to reduce re-offending and its…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Services, Aggression, At Risk Persons
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Deal, Lisa W.; Shiono, Patricia H.; Behrman, Richard E. – Future of Children, 1998
Reviews the changes managed health care has brought to the delivery and use of medical services and recommends specific steps that will make the existing system more responsive to the needs of children. Systemwide health care reforms must give children stable medical care that emphasizes preventive health and developmental services. (SLD)
Descriptors: Children, Health Insurance, Health Maintenance Organizations, Health Services
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Hughes, Dana C.; Luft, Harold S. – Future of Children, 1998
Lays the foundation for other articles in this special issue by providing an overview of managed health care as it now operates. Children are increasingly being enrolled in such plans even though there is little information about the effects of managed health care on this population. (SLD)
Descriptors: Children, Health Insurance, Health Maintenance Organizations, Health Services
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Culross, Patti L. – Future of Children, 1999
Summarizes health care approaches to identifying and treating child and adult victims of domestic violence. Describes innovative programs that tie children's well-being to that of their mothers and proposes strategies for improving current health care system responses. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Family Violence, Health Services
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Hughes, Dana; Simpson, Lisa – Future of Children, 1995
Examines the relationship between social factors and low birth weight and the ways in which disparities in socioeconomic status have been addressed over time, and assesses the effectiveness of efforts to reduce low birth weight occurrences. The authors discuss the steps required to reduce persistent disparities in low birth weight. (GR)
Descriptors: Birth Weight, Economic Impact, Ethnicity, Federal Programs
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McCullough, Charlotte B. – Future of Children, 1991
Drug-exposed infants are having a profound impact on the child welfare system. When community resources are not available to meet the needs of these children and families, requirements of current child welfare laws cannot be met. The range of services necessary for effective child welfare responses is discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Children, Community Resources, Delivery Systems
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Murray, Thomas H. – Future of Children, 1991
Explores sources of societal disapproval of drug-abusing pregnant women, and examines the relationship between society's moral judgments and public policies. A pregnant woman's fundamental moral obligations to the fetus are comparable to a parent's obligations to a child already born. Society has an obligation to provide needed health care. (SLD)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Cultural Context, Drug Abuse, Ethics
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Behrman, Richard E., Ed.; Lewit, Eugene M., Ed. – Future of Children, 1992
The articles in this journal issue provide an overview of ways in which health services are presently delivered to children, youth, and pregnant women; the means by which these services are financed; and some of the major deficiencies in meeting the health needs of these groups. In the first article, the Center for the Future of Children presents…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Health, Children, Federal Programs
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Szilagyi, Peter G. – Future of Children, 1998
Reviews what is known about the effect of managed care on access to health services, as well as utilization of hospital care, emergency department visits, primary care services, and specialty pediatric services. The effect of managed care appears dependent on several factors and, thus, is likely to vary according to the population served. (SLD)
Descriptors: Children, Health Insurance, Health Maintenance Organizations, Health Services
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Bergman, David A.; Homer, Charles J. – Future of Children, 1998
Information available so far indicates that children in managed care arrangements are less likely to be seen by pediatric specialists and that families and providers are less satisfied under managed care. In spite of these drawbacks, the managed care approach, modified appropriately, offers new opportunities to provide high-quality medical care…
Descriptors: Children, Health Insurance, Health Maintenance Organizations, Health Services
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