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A look at the health status of children.

Proceed To Article NICHD Researchers Improve Techniques For Interviewing Child Abuse Victims
A research team has developed new techniques to help police interviewers and child protective service workers get more accurate information from victims of child abuse. The new techniques rely on asking witnesses to recall what happened to them, rather than relying on cues from the interviewer, as do current interviewing techniques. More...

Proceed To Article Nation's Children Gain In Many Areas
American children are less likely to die during childhood, less likely to live in poverty, less likely to be at risk for hunger, and less likely to give birth during adolescence, according to the fourth annual report, America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2000. This report is the U.S. government's annual monitoring report on the status of America's children. More...

Proceed To Article America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2000
This report presents 23 key indicators of the well-being of children. These indicators are monitored through official Federal statistics covering children’s economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education. The report also presents data on eight key demographic measures and includes two indicators as special features: children’s knowledge and skills at kindergarten entry and youth participation in volunteer activities. More...

Proceed To Article National Child Abuse And Neglect Statistical Fact Sheet
Child protective services agencies investigated more than 2 million reports alleging maltreatment of more than 3 million children. The national rate of children who were reported as abused or maltreated was 44 per 1,000 children in the population. More...

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Researchers Face Broad Gaps In Information When Exploring Relationship Between Child Abuse And Later Drug Abuse
As many as two-thirds of all people in treatment for drug abuse report that they were physically, sexually, or emotionally abused during childhood, research shows. However, the role of child abuse - physical trauma, rape and sexual abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, and witnessing or being threatened with violence or other abuse - in the pathway to drug abuse needs closer examination. More...

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