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Children's Awareness Month: June

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A selected electronic bibliography

Compiled by the Wirtz Labor Library Staff
U.S. Department of Labor

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US EPA - Children’s Health Protection
The Environmental Protection Agency spotlights the environmental risks to children, and the ways to protect them. Check where children live, learn and play for any potential risks. Also included is a section on the health risks associated with hurricane and flood disasters.

Child Labor Coalition
A national network for the exchange of information about child labor, a forum for protecting working minors, and to develop public education to combat child labor abuses.

Department of Health and Human Resources – Children’s Bureau
The Children’s Bureau is the oldest federal agency for children and is located within the United States Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families. It is responsible for assisting States in the delivery of child welfare services, services designed to protect children and strengthen families.

International Center on Child Labor and Education (ICCLE)
ICCLE aims to strengthen and broaden worldwide efforts to protect and promote the rights of all children. Its goals is for all children to receive a free, meaningful education, and to be free from economic exploitation that is likely to be damaging to the child's physical, mental, spiritual, social, and moral development.

Child Welfare League of America
The nation’s oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization. Highlights a large number of programs to get involved in, including family foster care, domestic violence, juvenile justice and child mental health.

International Labour Organization- International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour: IPEC
IPEC’s aim is to work towards the progressive elimination of child labor by strengthening national capacities to address child labor problems, and to create a worldwide movement to combat it. The IPEC’s priority target groups are bonded child laborers, children in hazardous working conditions and occupations and children who are particularly vulnerable, such as very young working children below 12 years of age, and working girls.

National Archives – Lewis Hine’s Photographs
In 1908, Lewis Hine became the photographer for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC). Over the next decade, Hine documented child labor in American industry to aid the NCLC's lobbying efforts to end the practice of child labor. Between 1906 and 1908, he was a freelance photographer for The Survey, a leading social reform magazine.

National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues
The National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues provides expertise to agencies and courts on legal and judicial aspects of child welfare, including court improvement, agency and court collaboration, timely decisions on termination of parental rights, legal representation of children, permanent guardianship, confidentiality, and other emerging child welfare issues. The Center is a part of the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law.

Created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1946 to help children after World War II in Europe, UNICEF was first known as the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. It's governing body of 36 nations, representing all regions of the world, establishes policies, reviews programs and approves budgets for the organization.

Updated June 2006