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PPN Newsletter             April 2008


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


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ask the Experts:  Child Policy experts answer your questions about Baby Videos and Television

Toddler watching television
Many thanks to our visitors who have submitted a question to our experts about videos and television programming for young children! Our Ask the Expert submission form will remain open through the month of April, so it's not too late to submit your question!

PPN's Ask the Experts feature allows you to ask three leading child policy experts your questions on the topic of videos and television programming for children under two years old. Answers to selected questions will be posted on this site. Watch for an announcement in an upcoming PPN newsletter. More ask the expert topics are planned in the future, so be sure to check back for more. We are very excited about your participation, so please submit your question today!

Go to PPN pageLearn more and submit your question

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Row of children
The Promising Practices Network recognizes National Child Abuse Prevention Month and is committed to providing quality evidence-based information related to this important issue. See PPN's topic pages on Child Abuse and Neglect in our Programs that Work and Research in Brief sections for more information about this problem and strategies to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect.

Go to PPN pageSee PPN Programs that Work and Research in Brief on child abuse and neglect


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


Abstinence-Only and Comprehensive Sex Education and the Initiation of Sexual Activity and Teen Pregnancy — Apr. 2008

Effect of a Pediatric Practice-Based Smoking Prevention and Cessation Intervention for Adolescents — Apr. 2008

Effectiveness of an Intensive, School-Based Intervention for Teen Mothers — Apr. 2008

First-Year Maternal Employment and Child Outcomes: Differences Across Racial and Ethnic Groups — Apr. 2008

Importance of Early Neglect for Childhood Aggression — Apr. 2008

Patterns and Determinants of Physical Activity in U.S. Adolescents — Apr. 2008

A Policy-Based School Intervention to Prevent Overweight and Obesity — Apr. 2008

Support for Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Perspectives from Parents of School-Age Youth — Apr. 2008

Transition to Adulthood: Delays and Unmet Needs Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Asthma — Apr. 2008

Vaccination Coverage by Special Health Care Needs Status in Young Children — Apr. 2008

Bipolar Youths' Misreading of Faces May be Risk Marker for Illness — Mar. 2008

Past Child Abuse Plus Variations in Gene Result in Potent PTSD Risk for Adults — Mar. 2008

A Randomized Trial of the Effects of Reducing Television Viewing and Computer Use on Body Mass Index in Young Children — Mar. 2008

Risk Factors for Death Among Older Child and Teenaged Motor Vehicle Passengers — Mar. 2008

Technology Stereotypes Broken When Children's Health Involved — Mar. 2008

Are Blogs Putting Youth At Risk for Online Sexual Solicitation or Harassment? — Feb. 2008

Contraceptive Use Patterns Across Teens' Sexual Relationships — Feb. 2008

Health Status and Health Care Expenditures in a Nationally Representative Sample: How Do Overweight and Healthy-Weight Children Compare? — Feb. 2008

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Medical and Dental Health, Access to Care, and Use of Services in U.S. Children — Feb. 2008

Why Do Adolescents Say They Are Less Healthy Than Their Parents Think They Are? — Feb. 2008

Current-Generation Youth Programs: What Works, What Doesn't, and at What Cost? — 2008

The Mental Health of Adolescents: A National Profile — 2008


See all in this area »  Children Succeeding in School


Disconnected Youth: Federal Action Could Address Some of the Challenges Faced by Local Programs That Reconnect Youth to Education and Employment — Feb. 2008

Current-Generation Youth Programs: What Works, What Doesn't, and at What Cost? — 2008


See all in this area »  Strong Families


First-Year Maternal Employment and Child Outcomes: Differences Across Racial and Ethnic Groups — Apr. 2008

Technology Stereotypes Broken When Children's Health Involved — Mar. 2008

Welfare and Child Support: Complements, Not Substitutes — Mar. 2008

Health Status and Health Care Expenditures in a Nationally Representative Sample: How Do Overweight and Healthy-Weight Children Compare? — Feb. 2008

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Medical and Dental Health, Access to Care, and Use of Services in U.S. Children — Feb. 2008

Ten Key Findings from Responsible Fatherhood Initiatives — Feb. 2008



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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