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PPN Newsletter             November 2007


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


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

PPN Announces Launch of New Resources and Tools Section

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PPN is pleased to announce the addition of a new Resources and Tools section to the website! This new content includes links to databases, fact sheets, screening tools, seminal reports, and a variety of other resources that are among the best research-based materials available on children and families. Resources and tools are available for the topics of childcare/preschool, mental health, and substance abuse.

Read moreSee the new Resources and Tools


RESEARCH IN BRIEF

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


See all in this area »  Healthy and Safe Children


Co-Occurring Problems for Substance Abusing Mothers in Child Welfare: Matching Services to Improve Family Reunification — Nov. 2007

Emerging Answers 2007: Research Findings on Programs to Reduce Teen Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases — Nov. 2007

Long-Term Impact of Adolescent Dating Violence on the Behavioral and Psychological Health of Male and Female Youth — Nov. 2007

Parenting Very Low Birth Weight Children at School Age: Maternal Stress and Coping — Nov. 2007

Prevalence of Positive Substance Abuse Screen Results Among Adolescent Primary Care Patients — Nov. 2007

Shorter Sleep Duration Is Associated With Increased Risk for Being Overweight at Ages 9 to 12 Years — Nov. 2007

As Tough Times Wane, States Act to Improve Medicaid Coverage and Quality: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2007 and 2008 — Oct. 2007

A Day in the Life of American Adolescents: Substance Use Facts — Oct. 2007

Drug-Impaired Driving by Youth Remains Serious Problem — Oct. 2007

Maternal Education, Child Immunizations, and Public Policy: Evidence from the U.S. National Immunization Survey — Oct. 2007

Medicaid's Role for Women — Oct. 2007

Onset of Sexual Intercourse among Female Adolescents: The Influence of Perceptions, Depression, and Ecological Factors — Oct. 2007

Repeat Teen Childbearing: Differences Across States and by Race and Ethnicity — Oct. 2007

Television Viewing and Hypertension in Obese Children — Oct. 2007

Who Gets Care? Mental Health Service Use Following a School-Based Suicide Prevention Program — Oct. 2007

Youth Tobacco Sales: State Synar Enforcement Efforts and SAMHSA's Synar Regulation Monitoring — Oct. 2007

Adolescent Bullying Involvement and Perceived Family, Peer and School Relations: Commonalities and Differences Across Race/Ethnicity — Sep. 2007

Adolescent Occupational Injuries and Workplace Risks: An Analysis of Oregon Workers' Compensation Data — Sep. 2007

Child Care Quality in Different State Policy Contexts — Sep. 2007

Health Outcomes Related to Early Adolescent Depression — Sep. 2007

The Impact of Child SSI Enrollment on Household Outcomes — Sep. 2007

Public School Practices for Violence Prevention and Reduction: 2003-2004 — Sep. 2007

Too Many Babies Born Before Their Time: The Growing Problem of Preterm Births — Sep. 2007


See all in this area »  Children Succeeding in School


A National Portrait of Chronic Absenteeism in the Early Grades — Oct. 2007


See all in this area »  Strong Families


Co-Occurring Problems for Substance Abusing Mothers in Child Welfare: Matching Services to Improve Family Reunification — Nov. 2007

As Tough Times Wane, States Act to Improve Medicaid Coverage and Quality: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2007 and 2008 — Oct. 2007

Medicaid's Role for Women — Oct. 2007

Mothers' Residential Mobility Following the Birth of a Child — Oct. 2007

A National Portrait of Chronic Absenteeism in the Early Grades — Oct. 2007

The Impact of Child SSI Enrollment on Household Outcomes — Sep. 2007



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

Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media, at Saint Vincent College

Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families (GCYF)

Kansas Action for Children

KidsOhio.org

New York State Office of Children & Family Services

RAND Corporation

The Spencer Foundation


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