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PPN Newsletter             April 2007


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


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

PPN Launches New Partner Page for Kansas Action for Children

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PPN is pleased to announce the launch of a new Partner Page for Kansas Action for Children. One of the newest PPN partners, Kansas Action for Children works to improve the health, education and financial security of children and families in Kansas. On this new page, you can find information and resources on priority issues for the state of Kansas, including issues of health, education, after-school programs, school readiness, and economic security, as well as Kansas-specific data and reports.

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RESEARCH IN BRIEF

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


See all »  Healthy and Safe Children


Social and School Connectedness in Early Secondary School as Predictors of Late Teenage Substance Use, Mental Health, and Academic Outcomes — Apr. 2007

Assessing Substance Use and Abuse Among Adolescents: A Guide for Out-of-School Time Program Practitioners — Mar. 2007

Assessing the Diet, Exercise, Body Image, and Weight of Adolescents: A Guide for Out-of-School Time Program Practitioners — Mar. 2007

Assessing the Mental Health of Adolescents: A Guide for Out-of-School Time Program Practitioners — Mar. 2007

Early Child Care Linked to Increases in Vocabulary, Some Problem Behaviors in Fifth and Sixth Grades — Mar. 2007

Effect of Booster Seat Laws on Appropriate Restraint Use by Children 4 to 7 Years Old Involved in Crashes — Mar. 2007

Food for Thought: Television Food Advertising to Children in the United States — Mar. 2007

Forgone Health Care Among U.S. Adolescents: Associations Between Risk Characteristics and Confidentiality Concern — Mar. 2007

The Great Divide: When Kids Get Sick, Insurance Matters — Mar. 2007

Growing Proportion of Teens Say Parents Most Influence Their Decisions About Sex — Mar. 2007

Has Age at Menarche Changed? Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey — Mar. 2007

Kids' Share 2007 — Mar. 2007

Prediction From Low Birth Weight to Female Adolescent Depression — Mar. 2007

Twelve-Month Effectiveness of a Parent-led, Family-Focused Weight-Management Program for Prepubertal Children — Mar. 2007

Development of a Screening Tool to Identify Adolescents Engaged in Multiple Problem Behaviors: The Adolescent Risk Behavior Screen (ARBS) — Feb. 2007

Fetal and Perinatal Mortality — Feb. 2007

Need for High-Quality Child Care Affects Military Readiness and Retention — Feb. 2007


See all »  Children Ready for School


Early Child Care Linked to Increases in Vocabulary, Some Problem Behaviors in Fifth and Sixth Grades — Mar. 2007

Kids' Share 2007 — Mar. 2007


See all »  Children Succeeding in School


Social and School Connectedness in Early Secondary School as Predictors of Late Teenage Substance Use, Mental Health, and Academic Outcomes — Apr. 2007

Excellence in the Classroom — Spring 2007

Early Child Care Linked to Increases in Vocabulary, Some Problem Behaviors in Fifth and Sixth Grades — Mar. 2007

Kids' Share 2007 — Mar. 2007

The Costs and Benefits of an Excellent Education for America's Children — Feb. 2007

Leaders and Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Educational Effectiveness — Feb. 2007


See all »  Strong Families


Kids' Share 2007 — Mar. 2007

Fathers' Risk Factors and their Implications for Healthy Relationships and Father Involvement — Feb. 2007

Need for High-Quality Child Care Affects Military Readiness and Retention — Feb. 2007

Family Reunification: What the Evidence Shows — June 2006



ABOUT OUR SUPPORTERS

The Promising Practices Network appreciates the generosity of our supporting organizations:


Annie E. Casey Foundation

The California Wellness Foundation

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

New York State Office of Children & Family Services

Parents Action for Children (formerly the I Am Your Child Foundation)

RAND Corporation

The Spencer Foundation


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