Interstate Adoptions Heading for the Fast Lane

A bipartisan trio of senators are pushing a bill to provide funding and resources for onboarding every state to electronic data—sharing systems for interstate foster placements...

Bipartisan “Shame Act” Would Publish Names, Photos of Child-Sex Buyers

A bipartisan bill brought forth by Republican Rep. Ted Poe of Texas and Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York would give judges the...

House OKs Bill to Put Tracking Devices on Autistic Children

It’s taken months, but a bill aimed at helping adults with dementia and Alzheimer’s who face risk of injury due to unaccompanied wandering –...

THE BACKLASH OF INCLUSION: The collision of constitutional rights creates an...

Six years ago, Brady Howe and his husband became parents. They adopted their son privately through the Open Adoptions & Family Services agency. Soon,...

Calls Grow to End Corporal Punishments of Students

Education Secretary John B. King Jr., in a recent letter, called on schools across the nation to abolish corporal punishment of students—a decades-old disciplinary...

Republicans Press Repeal of Gun-Free School Zones Act

A handful of Republicans have signed on to a bill that would repeal portions of the 1990 Gun-Free Schools Zones Act, saying the federally...

Hospitalizations for Opioid Poisonings in Youth Jump 165 Percent in 15...

A new study reveals the number of young children who were hospitalized from opioid poisonings more than doubled between 1997 and 2012. The study, published...

Study Shows Childhood Emotional Abuse Linked to PTSD and Opioid Abuse...

Children who experience emotional abuse are more likely to struggle with post-traumatic stress and opioid misuse as adults, according to a new study by...

SCOTUS Decision Gives Leverage to Families of Students With Special Needs

Families of students with special needs won an important legal battle when the Supreme Court sided with the parents of an autistic boy who...

GOP Health Care Plans Hit Kids Hard

As Senate Republicans struggle to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), one thing they can agree on is cutting federal spending on...

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