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PPN Newsletter             July 2006


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


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

New Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families Partner Page!

Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Partner page for one of the PPN Network Members, Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families (GCYF). GCYF is a membership association of grantmaking institutions whose mission is to increase the ability of organized philanthropy to improve the well-being of children, youth and families. On GCYF's Partner page, you can find information and resources on the topics of family support; early childhood; youth; and healthy children, youth and families.

Read moreSee the GCYF Partner Page


PROGRAMS THAT WORK

Cognitive Relaxation Coping Skills Program Shows Promise in Reducing Anger, Anxiety, Depression, and Deviant Behavior

moody teen
The Cognitive Relaxation Coping Skills (CRCS) program has been adapted to work with middle school students to help them increase control over their own emotions. Participants are taught methods for relaxation and attitude change and how to use those skills to control their feelings of anger when dealing with frustrating situations. Evaluation results show the program is effective at reducing a range of negative outcomes, including anger, anxiety, depression, general deviance, and deviant behavior at school.

Go to PPN pageMore about the CRCS programGo to PPN pageMore programs on violent behavior and mental health


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


2006 KIDS COUNT Data Book — June 2006

Effectiveness of Child Safety Seats vs Seat Belts in Reducing Risk for Death in Children in Passenger Vehicle Crashes — June 2006

Emotional, Developmental, and Behavioral Health of American Children and Their Families — June 2006

Fewer High School Students Engage in Health Risk Behaviors, Racial and Ethnic Differences Persist — June 2006

Impact of Extremely Low Birth Weight on the Families of School-Aged Children — June 2006

Mental Health Care Services for Children With Special Health Care Needs and Their Family Members — June 2006

National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (1991-2005): Trends in the Prevalence of Selected Behaviors — June 2006

Nonfatal Injuries and Restraint Use Among Child Passengers — June 2006

Nonfatal Injuries from Off-Road Motorcycle Riding Among Children and Teens — June 2006

Obesity Among U.S. Urban Preschool Children — June 2006

Youth Overweight Increases Risk of Bone Fractures, Muscle and Joint Pain — June 2006

Youth Under Age 18 in the Adult Criminal Justice System — June 2006

Fertility, Contraception, and Fatherhood: Data on Men and Women from the National Survey of Family Growth — May 2006

The Media Family: Electronic Media in the Lives of Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Their Parents — May 2006

The Relative Effectiveness of 10 Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Programs in the U.S. — May 2006

Girls and Drugs — Feb. 2006

Characteristics of Recent Adolescent Inhalant Initiates — 2006

Protect Children Not Guns — 2006

Substance Use and Employment Among Youths Aged 15 to 17 — 2006


See all for 2006 »  Children Ready for School


2006 KIDS COUNT Data Book — June 2006

Obesity Among U.S. Urban Preschool Children — June 2006

Parent Employment and the Use of Child Care Subsidies — June 2006

The Media Family: Electronic Media in the Lives of Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Their Parents — May 2006

Rural Families Choose Home-Based Child Care for their Preschool-Aged Children — Spring 2006


See all for 2006 »  Children Succeeding in School


2006 KIDS COUNT Data Book — June 2006

Diplomas Count: An Essential Guide to Graduation Policy and Rates — June 2006

Reality Check 2006: How Black and Hispanic Families Rate Their Schools — May 2006


See all for 2006 »  Strong Families


2006 KIDS COUNT Data Book — June 2006

Impact of Extremely Low Birth Weight on the Families of School-Aged Children — June 2006

Parent Employment and the Use of Child Care Subsidies — June 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)

Kansas Action for Children

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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