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PPN Newsletter             June 2008


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


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Help Shape the Future of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention!

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The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) is seeking your input on strategies and opportunities to prevent child abuse and neglect. Your responses to this survey will help shape their future grant-making strategies as well as inform the prevention field. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey, you will have a chance to enter a random drawing to win one of five $50 gift certificates redeemable at Amazon.com. Your participation is entirely voluntary and anonymous, unless you choose to enter your name and contact information for the prize drawing. If you experience any difficulties or have any questions about this survey, please contact us at DDCFsurvey@rand.org.  Thank you for your assistance!

Go to PPN pageTake the survey at SurveyMonkey.com Go to DDCF websiteLearn more about DDCF's Child Abuse Prevention Program

Ask the Experts:  Child Policy Experts Answer Your Questions about Baby Videos and Television

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PPN is pleased to announce that we have posted answers from our experts in response to the questions submitted by PPN site visitors during the months of March and April! This Ask the Experts feature allowed visitors to ask three leading child policy experts questions on the topic of videos and television programming for children under two years old. Many thanks to our PPN visitors who submitted questions!

Go to PPN pageRead the questions and answers


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


Protective and Vulnerability Factors Predicting New-Onset Depressive Episode in a Representative of U.S. Adolescents — June 2008

Infant Television and Video Exposure Associated With Limited Parent-Child Verbal Interactions in Low Socioeconomic Status Households — May 2008

Medication-Only Therapy and Combination Therapy Both Cost Effective for Treating Teens with Depression — May 2008

U.S. Variations in Child Health System Performance: A State Scorecard — May 2008

What Does Economics Tell Us About Early Childhood Policy? — May 2008

Child Abuse in Blended Households: Reports from Runaway and Homeless Youth — Apr. 2008

Designed for Disease: The Link Between Local Food Environments and Obesity and Diabetes — Apr. 2008

Nine Out of 10 Food Advertisements Shown During Saturday Morning Children's Television Programming Are for Foods High in Fat, Sodium, or Added Sugars, or Low in Nutrients — Apr. 2008

Parent Awareness of Youth Use of Cigarettes, Alcohol, and Marijuana — Apr. 2008

The Successful Integration of Health and Health Care into Broader Early Childhood Initiatives — Apr. 2008

Does Having a Regular Primary Care Clinician Improve Quality of Preventive Care for Young Children? — Mar. 2008

Developmental Status and Early Intervention Service Needs of Maltreated Children — Feb. 2008

Science and Success, Second Edition: Sex Education and Other Programs That Work to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections — 2008


See all in this area »  Children Ready for School


Infant Television and Video Exposure Associated With Limited Parent-Child Verbal Interactions in Low Socioeconomic Status Households — May 2008

Talking to Children: Why Some Mothers Do It More — May 2008

What Does Economics Tell Us About Early Childhood Policy? — May 2008

Developmental Status and Early Intervention Service Needs of Maltreated Children — Feb. 2008


See all in this area »  Children Succeeding in School


Diplomas Count 2008: School to College, Can State P-16 Councils Ease the Transition? — June 2008

Outcomes Linked to High-Quality Afterschool Programs: Longitudinal Findings from the Study of Promising Afterschool Programs — May 2008

What Does Economics Tell Us About Early Childhood Policy? — May 2008

Title I School Choice and Supplemental Educational Services Under No Child Left Behind: Progress Toward Implementation — Apr. 2008


See all in this area »  Strong Families


What Does Economics Tell Us About Early Childhood Policy? — May 2008

The Successful Integration of Health and Health Care into Broader Early Childhood Initiatives — Apr. 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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