Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect by Strengthening Families and Communities

The Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN) supports efforts that foster safe and stable environments for children and their families. Strengthening families through the promotion of protective factors can effectively prevent child maltreatment and create opportunities for families to flourish. This is highlighted in the theme for this year’s 2019 National Child Abuse […]

Educators, We’re Having A Student Voice Summit: Submit Your Ideas

Calling all high school students and educators! ASCD & Center for Inspired Teaching Student Voice Summit! Where: Washington, DC When:   June 21-23, 2019 The ASCD & Center for Inspired Teaching Student Voice Summit, powered by Teach to Lead, will be the first student leadership focused summit, taking the model that has proven to positively […]

Black Women and Infant Mortality Rates

Despite ranking first in per capita health care spending, the United States ranks only 55th out of 225 countries (in order of low to high) for infant mortality rates, with 5.8 deaths per 1,000 live births. Moreover, this rank hides large racial disparities. Black infants die twice as often (11.1 deaths per 1,000 live births) as non-Hispanic white infants (4.8 deaths per 1,000 live […]

School Crime and Safety: How Are We Doing?

Crime in the nation’s schools and college campuses has declined overall during the past two decades, according to a report released April 17, 2019. The report also highlights new data on youth opioid use, perceptions of bullying, and active shooter incidents in educational settings. The new report, Indicators of School Crime and Safety 2018, is the 21st […]