Child Health and Welfare & Juvenile Justice
Position in Brief:
Promote the health and welfare of children and youth. Support legal procedures, programs and facilities that enable Pennsylvania agencies and communities to meet the needs of children in the juvenile justice and child welfare system.
Sleep and the adolescent brain
The National Sleep Foundation recommends nine to 11 hours of sleep for children aged 6 to 13, with teenagers up to age 17 needing eight to 10, with anything less than seven hours deemed inappropriate for both groups. Under our Child Health position, we support policies and practices that ensure that children and teens get sufficient sleep.
CHIP: Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program
Other Useful Websites or Coalition Partners
LWV of Central Delaware County Adolescent Sleep Health
Juvenile Law Center Navigating the Juvenile Justice System in Pennsylvania: a guide for parents and guardians, 2011