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Children


Map Title: Reported Child Deaths Due to Being in a Hot Car 2014
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Weather.com has a map showing 2014s deaths resulting from children being alone in a hot car with links to media reports about each one.

Map Title: 2013 Premature Birth Report Cards
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The March of Dimes issued its 2013 Premature Birth Report Cards, grading each state on the percentage of births in the state that were premature. (Connecticut earned a "B.")

Map Title: Cost of Child Care by State - 2013
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: CNN Money has overlayed average childcare costs as a percentage of median income on a map of the US.

Map Title: Childhood Food Insecurity, 2012
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap shows food insecurity for children at a county level for the whole country.

Map Title: Estimated Percent of Population in Poverty Ages 5 to 17, 2011
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Rural Assistance Center has produced a map showing the percentage of children ages 5 to 17 who were living in poverty in 2011.

Map Title: Accessible Playgrounds
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: National Public Radio has produced a map showing the locations of accessible playgrounds across the country. Users are encouraged to add playgrounds that aren't yet on the map. The site gives guidelines for what to look for in accessible playgrounds that are added to the map ,including smooth surfaces throughout the playground, ramps to equipment, accessible swings (including swings with back support), and equipment that has sound and touch components.

Map Title: Rates of African American Disproportionality in Foster Care, 2011
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges produced a report, Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care, which includes national and state-level data (scroll down to page 7 in the report for the map).

Map Title: Boy Scout Abuse Cases, 1947 to 2005
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The LA Times created a map from files the Boy Scouts recently released concerning Scout leaders who allegedly abused Scouts.

Map Title: Grades for States for Laws Protecting Families and Women, 2012
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The National Partnership for Women and Families prepared a report grading each state's effort to protect women and families (Connecticut received a grade of A-). (Scroll down to page 3 in the report for the map.)

Map Title: Kids Count Data Center
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: From the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a wealth of information about the well-being of children in every state. Users can select from a variety of factors and create their own map using the most recent data available.

 
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