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PPN Newsletter             March 2006


Listed below are recent updates to the Promising Practices Network on Children, Families and Communities website (http://www.promisingpractices.net).


PROGRAMS THAT WORK

Three Recently Updated PPN Program Summaries

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Several PPN programs have recently been updated with the most current program information and evaluation findings — Resolving Conflict Creatively Program, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and CASASTART. These programs have demonstrated proven or promising effectiveness in a variety of ways including preventing substance abuse, improving academic achievement, and reducing violent behavior and conduct problems.

Read moreResolving Conflict Creatively ProgramRead moreBig Brothers Big Sisters of AmericaRead moreCASASTART


RESEARCH IN BRIEF

Listed below are research summaries that have been added to the PPN site this month.


See all for 2006 »  Healthy and Safe Children


African-American and Hispanic Adolescents' Intentions to Delay First Intercourse: Parental Communication as a Buffer for Sexually Active Peers — Mar. 2006

CDC Releases Tool to Aid Infant Death Scene Investigation  — Mar. 2006

Dimensions of the Local Health Care Environment and Use of Care by Uninsured Children in Rural and Urban Areas — Mar. 2006

Early Intervention in Low Birth Weight Premature Infants: Results at 18 Years of Age for the Infant Health and Development Program — Mar. 2006

Close-Knit Neighborhoods May Help Prevent Children From Becoming Overweight — Feb. 2006

Common Reflux Treatment Linked to Life Threatening Bowel Infection in Premature Infants — Feb. 2006

Developmental Status and Service Use Among Children in the Child Welfare System — Feb. 2006

Largest Study to Date on Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Describes Disease Characteristics and Short-Term Outcomes — Feb. 2006

Transition of Extremely Low-Birth-Weight Infants From Adolescence to Young Adulthood — Feb. 2006

Children Four and Younger More Likely to be Hospitalized after Unintentionally Swallowing Medicines than all Other Unintentional Injuries — Jan. 2006

Forging the Link Between Alcohol Advertising and Underage Drinking — Jan. 2006

New Child Trends Indicator: Depressive Symptoms Among Young Adults — Jan. 2006

Progress Made in Estimating Frequency of Birth Defects: New Numbers Provide Improved National Estimates for 18 Birth Defects — Jan. 2006

Co-Offending and Patterns of Juvenile Crime — Dec. 2005


See all for 2006 »  Children Succeeding in School


Making Sense of Charter Schools: Evidence from California — Feb. 2006

Transition of Extremely Low-Birth-Weight Infants From Adolescence to Young Adulthood — Feb. 2006


See all for 2006 »  Strong Families


Dimensions of the Local Health Care Environment and Use of Care by Uninsured Children in Rural and Urban Areas — Mar. 2006

Developmental Status and Service Use Among Children in the Child Welfare System — Feb. 2006



ABOUT OUR SPONSORS

The Promising Practices Network appreciates the generous financial support of the following organizations:

  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • The California Wellness Foundation
  • The Children's Institute
  • Colorado Foundation for Families and Children
  • The Colorado Trust
  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Family and Community Trust
  • Family Connection Partnership
  • Foundation Consortium for California's Children & Youth
  • Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families (GCYF)
  • KidsOhio.org
  • Northwest Early Childhood Institute
  • New York State Office of Children & Family Services
  • Oregon Commission on Children and Families
  • Parents Action for Children (formerly the I Am Your Child Foundation)
  • RAND Corporation
  • The Spencer Foundation

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