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Bully Free World. 2012. Special needs anti-bullying toolkit. New York, NY: Autism Speaks,

Annotation: This toolkit is designed to help parents, teachers, and students deal with bullying directed toward children with special health care needs. The toolkit comprises a set of resources to help users confront bullying from many angles, including talking to children, being aware of one's rights, and teaching tolerance in schools. Resources are divided into separate sections for parents, students, and teachers.

Contact: Autism Speaks, 1 East 33rd Street, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10016, Telephone: (212) 252-8584 Fax: (212) 252-8676 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents with special health care needs, Bullying, Children with special health care needs, Communication, Human rights, Parent child relations, Prevention, Resource materials, School age children, Schools

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2011. Ethical issues in interventions for childhood obesity. Preventing Chronic Disease: Public health research, practice, and policy 8(5):A91-A117,

Annotation: This journal issue includes articles that are related to ethical issues in interventions to prevent and control childhood obesity. Topics include protecting children from harmful food marketing, policy approaches, weight bias, children with special health care needs, public vs individual rights in childhood obesity interventions, the ethical basis for promoting nutritional health in public schools, ethical family interventions, state requirements and recommendations.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISSN 1545-1151.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Children with special health care needs, Civil rights, Ethics, Families, Health promotion, Human rights, Intervention, Marketing, Obesity, Physical activity, Prevention, Public policy, Research, School heath, Social bias

Amnesty International Secretariat. 2010. Deadly delivery: The maternal health care crisis in the USA. London, UK: Amnesty International Secretariat, 138 pp.

Annotation: This report addresses maternal mortality and morbidity and the provision of health care within the context of human rights and offers recommendations to improve maternal health care in the United States. The report is based on research carried out during 2008 and 2009 by Amnesty International USA. In particular, the report focuses on maternal deaths and complications from pregnancy-related causes. The report provides recommendations and discusses maternal health and human rights, discrimination and maternal health, barriers to maternal health care services, systemic failures, and accountability.

Contact: Amnesty International Secretariat, Peter Benenson House, 1 Easton Street, London, UK WC1X ODW, Telephone: 44(0)20-7413-5500 Fax: 44(0)20-7956-1157 Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-86210-458-0.

Keywords: Childbirth, Costs, Ethnic factors, Health care systems, Human rights, Income factors, Maternal morbidity, Maternal mortality, Pregnancy, Racial factors, Reproductive health, Women's health

Gershoff ET. 2008. Report on physical punishment in the United States: What research tells us about its effects on children. Columbus, OH: Center for Effective Discipline, 56 pp.

Annotation: This report provides a review of the empirical research to date on the effects physical punishment has on children. The report synthesizes 100 years of social science research and hundreds of published studies on physical punishment. The report defines physical punishment and discusses its prevalence in the United States and the status of Americans' approval for it, when it is likely to be used, research, effects on child behavior, risks, cultural perspectives, the legal status of physical punishment in the United States, human rights, and countries that have banned physical punishment.

Contact: Center for Effective Discipline, 327 Groveport Pike, Canal Winchester, OH 43110, Telephone: (614) 834-7946 Fax: (614) 321-6308 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child behavior, Children's rights, Corporal punishment, Cultural factors, Discipline, Families, Human rights, Legal issues, Mental health, Research

Arons J. 2006. More than a choice: A progressive vision for reproductive health and rights. Washington, DC: Center for American Progress, 35 pp., exec. summ. (3 pp.).

Annotation: This report aims to articulate a full range of policies necessary to ensure reproductive freedom and health care, delineate the values associated with support for such policies, and discuss the benefits of a proposed agenda. The report also sets forth a proposed role for government in enabling individuals to make decisions about sexuality, reproduction, and family. The report, which includes an executive summary, discusses the four cornerstones of a progressive reproductive health and rights agenda, progressive values and principles for reproductive health and rights, and the benefits of a comprehensive reproductive health and rights agenda. Endnotes are included.

Contact: Center for American Progress, 1333 H Street, N.W., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 682-1611 Fax: (202) 682-1867 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Family, Health care, Human rights, Moral values, Public policy, Reproductive health, Reproductive rights, Sexuality, Women's rights

Childbirth Connection. 2006. The rights of childbearing women. New York, NY: Childbirth Connection, 4 pp.

Annotation: This pamphlet lists 20 rights of childbearing women, and briefly describes each. The rights span a range of topics, including access to and choices about health care, the birth setting, information, privacy, access to records, support, freedom of movement during labor, contact with the newborn, and breastfeeding. The pamphlet also provides a list of problems with maternity care in the United States.

Contact: National Partnership for Women and Families, Childbirth Connection Programs, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20009, E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Breastfeeding, Childbirth, Family support, Health care, Human rights, Information, Medical records, Pregnant women, Social support, Women's rights

Hendricks K, Thickstun P, Khurshid A, Malhotra S, Thiele H. 2006. The attack on abstinence education: Fact or fallacy? (Upd. ed.). Austin, TX: Medical Institute for Sexual Health, 24 pp.

Annotation: This paper critiques a review article titled Abstinence and Abstinence-Only Education and a second article titled Abstinence-Only Education Policies and Programs: A Position Paper of the Society of Adolescent Medicine. Both were published by the Journal of Adolescent Health. The paper, which includes an executive summary, discusses the articles' methodologies, the way they define abstinence, their treatment of (1) the physical and psychological health outcomes of adolescent sexual behaviors and of public support for abstinence and comprehensive sexuality education; (2) currrent federal policy and local programs; (3) concepts of efficacy for abstinence in preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections; (4) abstinence-only education and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender adolescents; (5) the human right to sexual health information; (and 6) ethical obligations of health professionals and health educators. References are incluced.

Contact: Medical Institute for Sexual Health, 1101 S. Capital of Texas Highway, Building B, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78746, Telephone: (512) 328-6268 Secondary Telephone: (800) 892-9484 Fax: (512) 328-6269 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Abstinence, Adolescent health, Adolescent sexuality, Human rights, Local programs, Pregnancy, Prevention, Public policy, Sexuality education, Sexually transmitted diseases

Albrecht GL, Seelman KD, Bury M, eds. 2001. Handbook of disability studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 852 pp.

Annotation: This book, which is aimed at academics, people with disabilities, and those interested in forming social welfare policies, focuses on issues and debated framing disability studies and places the studies in a historical and cultural context. The book is divided into three sections, each representing an overarching theme: the shaping of disability studies as a field (Part 1), experiencing disability (Part 2), and disability in context (part 3). The parts are divided into chapters, each of which includes an overview, a conclusion, notes, and references. The book also includes an author index, a subject index, and an about the contributors section.

Contact: Sage Publications, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218, Telephone: (805) 499-9774 Secondary Telephone: (800)818-7243 Fax: (805) 499-0871 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-7619-2874-X.

Keywords: Advocacy, Cultural factors, Disabilities, Education, Health personnel, History, Human rights, Public health, Public policy, Research, Social conditions, Social support, Trends

National Academy of Sciences. 1975. Experiments and research with humans: Values in conflict. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences, 234 pp. (Academy forum; third of a series)

Annotation: This publication presents papers from a public forum on the concerns and problems surrounding the use of human subjects in research. Topics include perspectives of biomedical research; individual risks versus societal benefits; regulatory, judicial, and legislative processes; and future policy options. Subtopics include consent, the fetus, the child, the military, prisoners, and the poor.

Keywords: Human rights, Medical ethics, Medical research


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