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Document Title: Collaboration in New Hampshire : a look at service integration between Early Head Start and family-centered early supports and services.
Personal Author: O'Hare, Margaret C.
Printz, Philip H.
Publication Year: 2003
Abstract: This document is designed to be helpful in guiding Head Start and other early childhood programs and their early intervention partners as they refine their practices and systems in collaboration and partnership. It begins by describing a survey and focused interviews that were conducted in August 2000 with three Early Head Start (EHS) directors and three Early Supports and Services directors, with the primary goal of determining the range, depth, and longevity of the participants' respective collaborative relationships. A follow-up questionnaire was then developed and addressed four major areas: referral (including outreach and intake); decision-making (including evaluation, individualized planning, and periodic...more
Document Title: Making a Love Connection: Teen Relationships, Pregnancy and Marriage.
Personal Author: Whitehead, Barbara Dafoe.
Pearson, Marline.
Publication Year: 2006
Abstract: Authors Barbara Dafoe Whitehead and Marline Pearson argue that we need to teach young people about healthy relationships at the same time we teach them about avoiding risky sexual behavior and the value of waiting. They make clear that the order of some of life's major events is critically important. Get an education, get married, then have children-in that order. Whitehead and Pearson also convincingly argue that if we want to help ensure that children are born to two parents, happily married and ready and able to take on the difficult job of parenting, then preventing teen pregnancy is a good...more
Document Title: How Research on Family Structure and Children's Development Can Inform Healthy Marriage Practitioners in the Field.
Series Title: Workforce and Family Program Issue Brief ; #10.
Personal Author: Kaye, Kelleen.
Publication Year: 2006
Abstract: Is children's development, and children's cognitive development in particular, affected by the marital status of their parents? On the face of it, this seems to be a simple question to which there is an intuitively simple answer: yes. Yet the answer to this question is anything but simple. The complexity of this question, the policy context that has helped shape a growing body of related research, and the implications of findings for policy and practice are discussed below. The following discussion is based on my remarks during the plenary session of Connecting Marriage Research to Practice, a conference sponsored by The...more
Document Title: Family Structure and Children's Educational Outcomes.
Series Title: Center for Marriage and Families Research Brief ; No. 1
Corporate Author: Institute for American Values.
Center for Marriage and Families.
Publication Year: 2005
Abstract: A comprehensive review of recent academic research shows that family structure - whether a child's parents are married, divorced, single, remarried, or cohabiting - is a significant influence on children's educational performance. Family structure affects preschool readiness. It affects educational achievement at the elementary, secondary, and college levels. Family structure influences these outcomes in part because family structure affects a range of child behaviors that can bear directly on educational success, such as school misbehavior, drug and alcohol consumption, sexual activity and teen pregnancy, and psychological distress. There is a solid research basis for the proposition that strengthening U.S. family structure...more
Document Title: Educating teens about healthy relationships.
Series Title: Issue Brief (NGA Center for Best Practices).
Corporate Author: NGA Center for Best Practices.
Publication Year: 2005
Abstract: Policymakers are concerned by the high rates of divorce and out-of-wedlock births and their implications for the health and well-being of children. Among their strategies to address these concerns, some states are focusing on adolescents, taking preventive steps to educate youth about the importance of healthy marriages and help them build the skills necessary for strong relationships. More than 2,000 schools across the country currently offer courses on some type of relationship education. Relationship and marriage education are also being integrated into community-based efforts, such as teen pregnancy prevention programs, abstinence education, and youth development initiatives. These efforts have produced several...more
Document Title: Looking Towards a Healthy Marriage : School-Based Relationships Education Targeting Youth.
Personal Author: Adler-Baeder, Francesca.
Author Affiliation: Auburn University
Publication Year: 2005
Abstract: In our efforts to expand the Healthy Couples, Healthy Children project in PY 2004-2005, we incorporated the delivery of relationship skills education at an earlier point of intervention: targeting youth. Although this is a target population of interest in the federal marriage initiative, there has been virtually no work to document program impact and establish a model of practice. Targeting youth with relationship/marriage education can serve as prevention of risks in both the short-term and the long-term. The overall objectives of the program centered on the reduction of the risk of maltreatment in dating relationships (Alabama has some of the highest...more
Document Title: Are Married Parents Really Better for Children? What Research Says About the Effects of Family Structure on Child Well-Being.
Series Title: Couples and marriage series brief ; no. 3
Personal Author: Parke, Mary.
Publication Year: 2003
Abstract: The third in a series on Couples and Marriage Research and Policy, this brief summarizes the research on the effects of family structure on child well-being, discusses some of the complexities of the research, and identifies issues that remain to be explored.
Document Title: The Impact of Family Formation Change on the Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Well-Being of the Next Generation.
Personal Author: Amato, Paul R.
Publication Year: 2005
Abstract: How have recent changes in U.S. family structure affected the cognitive, social, and emotional well-being of the nation's children-- Paul Amato examines the effects of family formation on children and evaluates whether current marriage promotion programs are likely to meet children's needs.
Document Title: Healthy People, Healthy Marriage : Research to Practice Implications for Enhancing Male Development, Father Involvement and Building Healthy Relationships.
Personal Author: Johnson, Waldo E. Jr.
Author Affiliation: University of Chicago
Publication Year: 2006
Abstract: Ravenell (2006) reports that a review of health and health perceptions in young African American men (15-45 years old) finds that African American males are disproportionately affected by accidental injury, human immunodeficiency virus and cardiovascular disease. These conditions are preventable and are amenable to primary care intervention yet young African American men underutilize primary care health services. Because healthcare utilization is strongly dependent on health beliefs, the purpose of this qualitative study was to identify and explore young African American men's perceptions of health and health influences. Ravenell and his colleagues conducted focus group interviews with select subgroups of young African...more
Document Title: U.S. Teenage Pregnancies, Births and Abortions: National and State Trends and Trends by Race and Ethnicity.
Corporate Author: Guttmacher Institute.
Publication Year: 2010
Abstract: This report contains the most current teenage pregnancy, birth and abortion statistics available, with national estimates through 2006, and state-level estimates through 2005. The report includes tables showing annual national rates and numbers of teenage pregnancies, births and abortions through 2006; state-level rates of pregnancy, birth and abortion in 2005; and state-level numbers of teenage pregnancies, births, abortions and miscarriages, as well as population counts. The report concludes with a discussion of the methodology and sources used to obtain the estimates. (Author abstract)

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