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U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development. 2017. Resource guide: Building a bright future for all–Success in early learning programs and elementary school for immigrant families. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, 55 pp.

Annotation: This guide is designed to assist state and local efforts to support immigrant children from birth through the elementary grades and promote educational equity and opportunity for all children. Contents include a glossary and background; legal guidelines; tips for early learning programs, elementary schools, and educators; and information about education and supportive service programs and resources. The second section of the guide is a handbook for parents on topics such as why quality early learning matters, tips on immunizations, information about civil rights and program eligibility, tips for addressing barriers, and opportunities for parents and guardians.

Contact: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, Washington, DC Telephone: (202) 401-0831 Secondary Telephone: (202) 401-7888 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Children, Civil rights, Early childhood education, Elementary education, Elementary schools, Eligibility, Equal opportunities, Guardianship, Immigrants, Learning, Legal issues, Parents, Spanish language materials

Public Counsel. 2017. Assuring equitable funding of services for children with developmental disabilities. Palo Alto, CA: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, 100 pp.

Annotation: This report analyzes purchase of services authorization data for race, ethnic, and language group disparities for infants, children, and youth from birth to age 21 in California; discusses possible root causes; and makes recommendations for addressing the disparities. Contents include background, 25 years of research studies on service disparities, data reporting requirements and compliance, study methodology and approach, a summary of findings, detailed results, recommendations, conclusion, and next steps.

Contact: Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, 400 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 340, Palo Alto, CA 94301, Telephone: (650) 497-8365 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to care, Adolescents, Barriers, California, Children, Developmental disabilities, Ethnic factors, Financing, Geographic factors, Infants, Language, Legal issues, Policy analysis, State legislation

Glassman P. 2016. Teledentistry: Improving oral health using telehealth-connected teams. San Francisco, CA: University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 14 pp.

Annotation: This report reviews changes in general-health-care- and oral-health-care-delivery systems and national recommendations for adapting to these changes, including developing telehealth technology to deliver oral health services. The report reviews telehealth modalities and oral-health-care-delivery systems that use telehealth technologies, the legal and regulatory environment needed to create and use telehealth-connected teams, equipment and software requirements, considerations for incorporating telehealth in dental practices and community-based-oral-health-care-delivery systems, and the role of telehealth technologies in the future of oral-health-services delivery.

Contact: University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, Telephone: (415) 929-6400 Fax: (415) 929-6654 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Health care systems, Legal issues, Oral health, Regulations, Service delivery, Systems development, Teamwork, Technology transfer, Teledentistry

Brown LW, Camfield P, Capers M, Cascino G, Ciccarelli M, de Gusmao CM, Downs SM, Majnemer A, Miller AB, Saninocencio C, Schultz R, Tilton A, Winokur A, Zupanc M. 2016. The neurologist's role in supporting transition to adult health care: A consensus statement. Neurology 87(8):835–840, 7

Annotation: This article describes the child neurologist's role in planning and coordinating successful transition from the pediatric to adult health care system for youth with neurologic conditions. Topics include eight common principles that define the child neurologist's role in a successful transition process as outlined by a multidisciplinary panel, the evidence for successful transition models, and areas for future consideration. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: American Academy of Neurology, 1080 Montreal Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55116, Telephone: (651) 695-2717 Secondary Telephone: (800) 879-1960 Fax: (651) 695-2791 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescents, Family support services, Financing, Health care systems, Interdisciplinary approach, Leadership, Legal issues, Model programs, Multidisciplinary teams, Neurologic disorders, Program coordination, Special health care needs, Transition planning, Young adults

National Governors Association. 2016. Improving state efforts to prepare and respond to public health emergencies. Washington, DC: National Governors Association, 9 pp.

Annotation: This paper provides state governors with actions they can take to improve preparedness for public health emergencies. Topics include understanding legal authority to respond in the event of a public health disaster, establishing and institutionalizing coordination among key players, strengthening internal and external communications, and identifying gaps in baseline capabilities and available resources needed to address these gaps.

Contact: National Governors Association, 444 North Capitol Street, Suite 267, Washington, DC 20001-1512, Telephone: (202) 624-5300 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (202) 624-5313 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Crisis intervention, Disaster planning, Legal issues, Program coordination, Public health infrastructure, Resource allocation, Service delivery systems, State government

Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups and Minnesota Department of Education, Early Learning Services. 2016. Sharing child information to coordinate early childhood special education (ECSE) referrals: Guidance for clinics and schools. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups; Roseville, MN: Minnesota Department of Education, Early Learning Services, 2 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance for clinics and schools on the roles and responsibilities of medical providers and educational professionals in identifying and treating developmental and social-emotional concerns in young children from birth to age 5. Topics include communicating with families; referring for educational and medical evaluation; sharing evaluation results, including information about confidentiality and consent; and shared care planning. A link to a map of trained mental health professionals and a graphic showing a communication feedback loop are included.

Contact: Minnesota Department of Health, Child and Teen Checkups Program, P.O. Box 64882, St. Paul, MN 55164-0882, Telephone: (651) 201-3760 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Clinics, Communication, Confidentiality, Early childhood, Early intervention, Emotional development, Family support, Legal issues, Mental health, Parent consent, Planning, Psychosocial development, Referrals, Role, School districts, Schools, Screening, Young children

Philips Sonicare. 2015–. Mid-Atlantic Prevent Abuse and Neglect Through Dental Awareness. [no place]: Philips Oral Healthcare, 1 v.

Annotation: This course is designed to help oral health professionals and others recognize indicators of abuse and neglect and to inform them of their legal and ethical responsibilities related to reporting and referral. Topics include child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elder abuse and neglect, and human trafficking.

Contact: Philips Learning Center, Telephone: (800) 692-4295 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child neglect, Continuing education, Dentistry, Domestic violence, Inservice training, Legal issues, Oral health, Preservice training, Referrals

Tower CC. 2014. Understanding child abuse and neglect. (9th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 442 pp.

Annotation: This textbook covers a range of topics associated with child abuse and neglect. It provides an overview on the problem, considers the rights and responsibilities of parents and children, and reviews the effects of abuse and neglect on the development of children. Individual chapters cover physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, and neglect. Other chapters examine ways to prevent or intervene in abusive situations through the judicial system and consider treatment methodologies including the use of foster care. The book also includes a chapter on adults who were abused as children but who had not reported the fact.

Keywords: Child abuse, Child neglect, Children, Children's rights, Emotional abuse, Families, Family characteristics, Foster care, Incest, Intervention, Legal issues, Parent rights, Parenting, Physical abuse, Prevention, Sexual abuse, Social work

Bouri N, Minton K, Jolani N, Rubin S. 2014. Riding the mobile wave: What local health departments need in order to adopt social media and mobile health technologies for emergency preparedness. Baltimore, MD: UPMC Center for Health Security; Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 41 pp., exec. summ. (5 pp.).

Annotation: This document reports findings from a study to determine what organizational factors local health department staff perceive as necessary to support their use of social media and mobile health technologies for emergency preparedness. Contents include the study methods, findings, and recommendations for policy and practice. Topics include in-house capacity, leadership support and policies, legal and security issues, and audiences. Case studies are also included.

Contact: UPMC Center for Health Security, 621 E. Pratt Street, Suite 210, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone: (443) 573-3304 Fax: (443) 573-3305 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Case studies, Confidentiality, Disaster planning, Health agencies, Legal issues, Local agencies, Policy analysis, Policy development, Research, Social media, Technology

Pickett OK, DeFrancis Sun B. 2014. Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and families: Professional resource brief (upd. ed.). Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, multiple items.

Annotation: This brief is a guide to resources that focus on the psychological and social impacts of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) on children conceived via ART and on their families. The brief lists resources related to ethical and legal issues associated with ART. For the most part, the listed resources are available electronically at no charge. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Biotechnology, Ethics, Legal issues, Reproductive health, Resources for professionals

Thorpe J, Rosenbaum S. 2013. Understanding the interaction between EPSDT and federal health information privacy and confidentiality laws. Washington, DC: George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Department on Health Policy, 31 pp.

Annotation: This paper examines the federal legal framework that surrounds the use and disclosure of health information across health care, educational, and social service settings for Medicaid-eligible children. The analysis begins with a discussion of the overarching considerations that apply to federal laws governing health information privacy, including client-professional relationships, parent-child relationships, and treatment across multiple care settings. Additional topics include an overview of relevant laws and regulations and the types of information-management and exchange issues that arise when professionals who practice in different systems are engaged in caring for children in Medicaid. Recommendations are also presented.

Contact: George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy, 950 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Sixth Floor, Washington, DC 20052, Telephone: (202) 994-4100 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Confidentiality, EPSDT, Health services, Information systems, Legal issues, Legislation, Medicaid, Medical records, Systems development

U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2012. School bullying: Extent of legal protections for vulnerable groups needs to be more fully assessed. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 58 pp.

Annotation: This report addresses what is known about the prevalence of school bullying and its effects on victims, approaches that selected states and local school districts are taking to combat school bullying, legal options that federal and selected state governments have in place when bullying leads to allegations of discrimination, and key federal agencies' coordination efforts to combat school bullying. Background, methodology, and findings are included.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Bullying, Discrimination, Elementary schools, High schools, Junior high school, Legal issues, Legal processes, Middle schools, Prevention, Research, School age children, School districts, Schools, Service coordination, Statistical data

Robin Morris, ed. and Autism Speaks, Family Services Team. 2011. Transition tool kit: A guide to assist families on the journey from adolescence to adulthood. [New York, NY]: Autism Speaks, ca. 115 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit for parents of adolescents with autism provides options to help plan for the transition to adulthood. The kit is divided into the following sections: self-advocacy, why transition plans are needed, community living, employment and other options, post-secondary educational opportunities, housing, legal matters, health, internet and technology, and getting organized. At the end of most sections are resources specific to that section as well as forms to help keep track of the transition process. Timelines for each state, with state agency information, are also provided.

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: Adolescent with special health care needs, Advocacy, Autism, Consumer education materials, Education, Employment, Employment programs, Housing, Legal issues, State programs, Supported employment, Technology, Transition planning

Dhillon J, Lefebvre C. 2011. Fact sheet: Women with disabilities and legal issues concerning reproductive health. Carrboro, NC: National Health Law Program, 11 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes legal issues related to reproductive health that women with disabilities may face. It summarizes the reproductive health issues, including sterilization, termination of pregnancy, and infertility, and reports on litigation and court rulings related to the reproductive rights of women with disabilities. The report also discusses barriers to reproductive health access and biased reproductive health practices.

Contact: National Health Law Program, North Carolina Office, 101 East Weaver Street, Suite G-7, Carrboro, NC 27510, Telephone: (919) 968-6308 Fax: (919) 968-8855 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Legal issues, Reproductive health, Special health care needs, Women's health, Women's rights

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2010–. Winnable battles. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources describe public health priorities with large-scale impact on health, known effective strategies to address them, and progress made since the initiative's inception in 2010. Topic areas include tobacco; nutrition, physical activity, and obesity; food safety; health care-associated infections; motor vehicle injuries; adolescent pregnancy; and HIV. Contents include background information, answers to frequently asked question, reports, presentations, media coverage, and links to related federal priority initiatives.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Law Program, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Federal initiatives, Legal issues, Public health, Resource materials

National Health Law Program. 2010. Health care refusals: Undermining quality care for women. Los Angeles, CA: National Health Law Program, 80 pp.

Annotation: This report addresses health care refusals and denials for care to women that are rooted in political ideology or institutional or personal religious objections and evaluations their potential impact access to care. The report provides background and analysis of the ethical and legal concepts of standards of care and informed consent and then analyzes religious, ideological, and political restrictions and denials of care that conflict with and undermine established medical standards. The report also provides detailed descriptions and analysis of the standards of care that govern medical practice for a range of common health conditions and illustrates how refusals and denials of care violate those standards and put women's health at risk. Topics include standards of care, pregnancy prevention, abortion, pregnancy attainment, and healthy sexuality.

Contact: National Health Law Program, 3701 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 750, Los Angeles, CA 90010, Telephone: (310) 204-6010 Fax: (213) 386-0774 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Abortion, Access to health care, Ethics, Informed consent, Legal issues, Pregnancy, Prevention, Religion, Reproductive health, Sexuality, Standards, Women's health

Secretary's Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Childdren. 2010. Considerations and recommendations for national guidance regarding the retention and use of residual dried blood spot specimens after newborn screening: Briefing paper. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders and Genetic Diseases in Newborns and Children, 47 pp.

Annotation: The purposes of this paper are to (1) review the issues facing state newborn screening programs related to the retention and use of residual dried blood spot specimens and (2) to lay the foundation for developing national guidance to states in this area. Topics include ethical, legal, and social issues; education, awareness, and ensuring the public trust; and financial considerations. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: U.S. Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children, U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-1080 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Education, Ethics, Financing, Guidelines, Legal issues, Neonatal screening, Programs

Panté MD, Simon SG, Callahan JM. 2009. Basic life support provider: Pediatric education for prehospital professionals. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Barlett, 332 pp.

Annotation: This textbook, which is un updated version of the 2005 edition, provides prehospital medical information for the emergency care of infants and children. The textbook presents medical content using special features and an interactive course. Features include learning objectives, case studies, tips, and key terms, among others. Topics covered include pediatric assessment, using a developmental approach, respiratory emergencies, cardiovascular emergencies, medical emergencies, trauma, toxic emergencies, children in disasters, emergency delivery and newborn stabilization, children with special health care needs, sudden infant death syndrome, child maltreatment, medicolegal and ethical considerations, transportation considerations, and making a difference.

Contact: Jones and Bartlett Learning, 5 Wall Street, Burlington, MA 01803, Telephone: (800) 832-0034 Secondary Telephone: (978) 443-5000 Fax: (978)443-8000 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0763755877.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Legal issues, Child health, Child maltreatment, Childbirth, Disasters, Emergency medical care, Infant health, Medical ethics, Newborn infants, SIDS, Training, Trauma

Center for HIV Law and Policy. 2009. HIV and pregnancy: Medical and legal considerations for women and their advocates. New York, NY: Center for HIV Law and Policy, 30 pp.

Annotation: This guide outlines the legal, ethical, and medical issues surrounding HIV and pregnancy in the United States. It addresses considerations for women and their advocates before, during, and after pregnancy, including HIV testing, treatment options for HIV-positive patients, and the legal rights of the expectant mother. It also discusses child birthing options and infant care practices that may help to reduce the risk of transmission from mother to child. The guide also underscores the public health advantage of treating women as active partners in their own and their newborn's treatment, and recognizing their right to appropriate counseling and medical care that accommodates their reproductive options. The guide includes an appendix of Web-based resources.

Contact: Center for HIV Law and Policy, 65 Broadway, Suite 832, New York, NY 10006, Telephone: (212) 430-6733 Fax: (212) 430-6734 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: HIV, Health care delivery, Legal issues, Medical ethics, Newborn infants, Pregnancy complications, Pregnant women, Reproductive rights

U.S. Office of Justice Programs and International Association of Chiefs of Police. 2009. Guide for preventing and responding to school violence (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Justice Programs; Alexandria, VA: International Association of Chiefs of Police, 41 pp.

Annotation: This document presents strategies and approaches for members of school communities to consider when creating safer learning environments. The document discusses the roles of administrators, teachers, staff, students, parents, the community, and law enforcement in preventing school violence, what to do during a crisis, and what to do after a crisis; threat assessment; crisis planning and preparation; legal considerations, and working with the media.

Contact: U.S. Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20531, Telephone: (800) 458-0786 Secondary Telephone: (202) 616-3867 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Communities, Legal issues, Mass media, Parents, School age children, School role, School violence, Students, Teachers, Violence prevention

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.