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PPN Newsletter             August 2008


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


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Time is running out to provide your input to The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) on strategies and opportunities to prevent child abuse and neglect through our online survey. 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.  The survey closes August 29th. Many thanks to those of you who have already participated in this important project!

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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


Juvenile Delinquency in Child Welfare: Investigating Group Home Effects — Sep. 2008

Intimate Partner Violence Among Adolescent and Young Adult Mothers — Aug. 2008

Trends in HIV- and STD-Related Risk Behaviors Among High School Students — Aug. 2008

Alcohol Binges Early in Pregnancy Increase Risk of Infant Oral Clefts — July 2008

America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2008 — July 2008

Association Between Posttraumatic Stress and Depressive Symptoms and Functional Outcomes in Adolescents Followed Up Longitudinally After Injury Hospitalization — July 2008

Children's Physical Activity Drops From Age 9 to 15 — July 2008

Colocating Health Services: A Way to Improve Coordination of Children's Heath Care? — July 2008

Parental Feeding Practices Predict Authoritative, Authoritarian, and Permissive Parenting Styles — July 2008

Reducing Unplanned Pregnancies through Medicaid Family Planning Services — July 2008

School Outcomes of Late Preterm Infants: Special Needs and Challenges for Infants Born at 32 to 36 Weeks Gestation — July 2008

Together Forever? Romantic Relationship Characteristics and Prenatal Health Behaviors — July 2008

Cigarette Use Among High School Students — June 2008

2008 Fact Sheet on Demographics: Adolescents and Young Adults — 2008


See all in this area »  Children Ready for School


Early Childhood Assessment: Why, What, and How? — Aug. 2008

America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2008 — July 2008


See all in this area »  Children Succeeding in School


The Academic Status of Children and Youth in Out-of-Home Care — Sep. 2008

Early Childhood Assessment: Why, What, and How? — Aug. 2008

America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2008 — July 2008

Making a Difference? The Effects of Teach for America in High School — July 2008

School Outcomes of Late Preterm Infants: Special Needs and Challenges for Infants Born at 32 to 36 Weeks Gestation — July 2008

2008 Fact Sheet on Demographics: Adolescents and Young Adults — 2008


See all in this area »  Strong Families


The Academic Status of Children and Youth in Out-of-Home Care — Sep. 2008

Juvenile Delinquency in Child Welfare: Investigating Group Home Effects — Sep. 2008

When Child Care Breaks Down — Sep. 2008

Intimate Partner Violence Among Adolescent and Young Adult Mothers — Aug. 2008

America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2008 — July 2008

Reducing Unplanned Pregnancies through Medicaid Family Planning Services — July 2008

Together Forever? Romantic Relationship Characteristics and Prenatal Health Behaviors — July 2008

The Influence of Social Supports on Employment for Hispanic, Black, and White Unmarried Mothers — May 2008

2008 Fact Sheet on Demographics: Adolescents and Young Adults — 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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