Below you will find resources relating to the issue of Families & Children.
Foster children face a disproportionate number of health-related challenges due to backgrounds that can include physical and emotional abuse, neglect, malnutrition, and in-utero alcohol or drug exposure. Approximately 80 percent of all foster children have at least one chronic medical condition. Despite this, in many states these children are still placed in foster homes where they are exposed to the health hazards of secondhand smoke.
This webinar provides an overview of policy considerations for those interested in providing a safe smoke-free environment for children in foster homes, passenger vehicles, child care settings, and playground areas. It also presents regulatory and legislative updates and describes policy challenges and options for jurisdictions considering smoke-free or tobacco-free measures to protect children in these settings. Sponsored by the Public Health Law Center and the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium.
This webinar has already occurred. Please use the resources below: