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PPN Newsletter             September 2008


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


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

New Resources for KIDS COUNT Data Users

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Do you use KIDS COUNT data or other data sources in your work? If so, check out the recently added Resources and Tools on PPN's KIDS COUNT page. The resources described here can help practitioners and policy makers use data more effectively and see examples of the different ways data can be used to set priorities, monitor trends, and evaluate a policy or program's effects. Also be sure to take a look at PPN's KIDS COUNT pages for Georgia, Iowa, and Kansas, and complete the online survey to let us know what you think about these resources.

Read moreSee the new Resources and Tools on PPN's KIDS COUNT page


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


U.S. Child Labor Violations in the Retail and Service Industries: Findings From a National Survey of Working Adolescents — Sep. 2008

After Abuse: Early Intervention Services for Infants and Toddlers — Aug. 2008

Community Supports After Surviving Extremely Low-Birth-Weight, Extremely Preterm Birth — Aug. 2008

Do Neighborhood Economic Conditions Influence the Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables? — Aug. 2008

Evaluating Children's Advocacy Centers' Response to Child Sexual Abuse — Aug. 2008

F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America — Aug. 2008

Fertility of American Women: 2006 — Aug. 2008

Health and Economic Implications of HPV Vaccination in the United States — Aug. 2008

High Levels of Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behaviors Among U.S. Immigrant Children and Adolescents — Aug. 2008

Injuries Among U.S. Children With Different Types of Disabilities — Aug. 2008

Juvenile Transfer Laws: An Effective Deterrent to Delinquency? — Aug. 2008

Kids' Meals: Obesity on the Menu — Aug. 2008

A Needed Lifeline: Chronically Ill Children and Public Health Insurance Coverage — Aug. 2008

Rapid Eye Movement Sleep in Relation to Overweight in Children and Adolescents — Aug. 2008

Sexually Assaulted Children: National Estimates and Characteristics — Aug. 2008

Disparities in the Food Environment Surrounding U.S. Middle and High Schools — July 2008

High 5 for Kids: The Impact of a Home Visiting Program on Fruit and Vegetable Intake of Parents and their Preschool Children — July 2008

Highlights of the 2006 National Youth Gang Survey — July 2008

Sexual Violence Reported by Juvenile Correctional Authorities 2005-2006 — July 2008

Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities: Statistics and Interventions — June 2008

Long-Term Trends in Adolescent and Young Adult Smoking in the United States: Metapatterns and Implications — May 2008

Parent Education — Apr. 2008


See all in this area »  Children Ready for School


Community Supports After Surviving Extremely Low-Birth-Weight, Extremely Preterm Birth — Aug. 2008

Assessing Child Care Quality — 2008

Room for Improvement in the Use of High-Quality Preschool Programs for California's Children — 2008


See all in this area »  Children Succeeding in School


Evaluating the Impact of Interventions That Promote Successful Transitions From High School — Aug. 2008

Preparing High School Students for Successful Transitions to Postsecondary Education and Employment — Aug. 2008

SAT® Scores Stable as Record Numbers Take Test — Aug. 2008

State High School Exit Exams: Moving Toward End-of-Course Exams — Aug. 2008

Assessing Child Care Quality — 2008

Room for Improvement in the Use of High-Quality Preschool Programs for California's Children — 2008


See all in this area »  Strong Families


Access to and Use of Paid Sick Leave Among Low-Income Families With Children — Aug. 2008

Demographics of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Care in the United States — Aug. 2008

A Needed Lifeline: Chronically Ill Children and Public Health Insurance Coverage — Aug. 2008

Parent Education — Apr. 2008

Welfare Time Limits; An Update on State Policies, Implementation, and Effects on Families — 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

Foundation Consortium for California's Children & Youth

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

Georgia Family Connection Partnership

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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