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PPN Newsletter             July 2007

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


SCHIP Policy Forum Video Now Available on PPN Website

SCHIP Policy Forum
PPN is pleased to announce our newest feature — online video of our recent Policy Forum on Effective State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Policy. As SCHIP celebrates it 10th anniversary, it is now up for federal reauthorization as well as being subject to legislative changes in numerous states. This Policy Forum brings together leading experts from around the nation to share lessons from SCHIP's first 10 years in the areas of research, policy, and implementation.

Read moreLearn more about SCHIP and view the video

New PPN Feature:  Find Research Briefs Organized by Topic

PPN website
There is a new way to browse the Research in Brief items on PPN! Many of the Research in Brief items can now be found under specific topic areas such as child and adolescent mortality, out-of-school time, and substance abuse. New topic areas will be added in the future. And as always, you can still find all the Research in Brief items on the site organized by PPN's four outcome areas.

Read moreSee the new View Research by Topic feature

Reminder:  Please Complete the Survey for the PPN KIDS COUNT Pages

Last month, PPN announced the launch of our new PPN KIDS COUNT pages, developed as part of a pilot project to match service providers and policymakers with information that can help them improve outcomes seen in KIDS COUNT data in various states. We hope our visitors have found valuable information on these pages and can use the research to improve their work. After viewing the pages, we hope you will complete a brief anonymous survey to let us know what you think. The survey only takes five minutes and your feedback helps us determine the future direction of the project.

Read moreView the PPN KIDS COUNT pages Take the surveyTake the survey


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

See all in this area »  Healthy and Safe Children

Maternal Depressive Symptoms, Father's Involvement, and the Trajectories of Child Problem Behaviors in a U.S. National Sample — July 2007

Pay for Performance Alone Cannot Drive Quality — July 2007

Boys with Autism, Related Disorders, Have High Levels of Growth Hormones — June 2007

Crystal Methamphetamine Use in Young Adults Higher than Previously Reported — June 2007

Exposure to Food Advertising on Television Among U.S. Children — June 2007

Incidence of Diabetes in Youth in the United States — June 2007

Parents, Children & Media: A Kaiser Family Foundation Survey — June 2007

Who Needs Liquor Stores When Parents Will Do? The Importance of Social Sources of Alcohol Among Young Urban Teens — June 2007

Can Child Care Impact Risk for Depression? — May 2007

Effect of Deployment on the Occurrence of Child Maltreatment in Military and Nonmilitary Families — Feb. 2007

See all in this area »  Children Ready for School

Young Latino Infants and Families: Parental Involvement Implications from a Recent National Study — June 2007

See all in this area »  Children Succeeding in School

Answering the Question That Matters Most: Has Student Achievement Increased Since No Child Left Behind? — June 2007

Young Latino Infants and Families: Parental Involvement Implications from a Recent National Study — June 2007

The Condition of Education 2007 — May 2007

National Evaluation of Early Reading First: Final Report to Congress — May 2007

See all in this area »  Strong Families

Low Wages Prevalent in Direct Care and Child Care Workforce — Summer 2007

Men's Pregnancy Intentions and Prenatal Behaviors: What They Mean for Fathers' Involvement with Their Children — June 2007

A Tale of Two Time Periods for Low-Income Families — June 2007

Incarceration, Employment, and Earnings Among Fathers in Fragile Families — May 2007


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


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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