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Supporting Fathers’ Engagement with Their Kids

Philip A. Cowan, Carolyn Pape Cowan, Nancy Cohen, Marsha Kline Pruett, and Kyle Pruett

in Raising Children: Emerging Needs, Modern Risks, and Social Responses

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195310122
eISBN:
9780199865284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310122.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

Although fathers' involvement is a critical factor in the well-being and development of children, today fathers are less involved than they used to be. This chapter looks at how fathers' positive ... More


Addressing the Burgeoning Problems

Jody Heymann

in Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195156591
eISBN:
9780199943333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156591.003.0068
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Having looked in detail at the impact on the health and development of children of all ages, the economic welfare of families, and equality, this chapter provides some answers to what can be done ... More


Infancy and Toddlerhood: Child Development and Maltreatment

Maria Scannapieco and Kelli Connell-Carrick

in Understanding Child Maltreatment: An Ecological and Developmental Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195156782
eISBN:
9780199864164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156782.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter presents the developmental stage of infancy and toddlerhood in the context of development and developmental consequences of child maltreatment. It presents the major developmental ... More


Early Word Learning and Other Seemingly Symbolic Behaviors

Laura L. Namy

in Learning and the Infant Mind

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195301151
eISBN:
9780199894246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301151.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores children's grasp of object names. It begins by reviewing the basic word-learning paradigm used to study children's symbol-mapping abilities. It then discusses the effect of ... More


Early Childhood: Child Development and Maltreatment

Maria Scannapieco and Kelli Connell-Carrick

in Understanding Child Maltreatment: An Ecological and Developmental Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195156782
eISBN:
9780199864164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156782.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses healthy child development according to major developmental theories. This is presented across psychosocial, social, cognitive, and physical domains, with an emphasis on brain ... More


Middle Childhood: Child Development and Maltreatment

Maria Scannapieco and Kelli Connell-Carrick

in Understanding Child Maltreatment: An Ecological and Developmental Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195156782
eISBN:
9780199864164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156782.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter presents the developmental stage of middle childhood in the context of development, assessment, and intervention. A discussion of healthy child development according to the major ... More


Middle Childhood: Ecological and Developmental Assessment of Maltreatment and Intervention

Maria Scannapieco and Kelli Connell-Carrick

in Understanding Child Maltreatment: An Ecological and Developmental Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195156782
eISBN:
9780199864164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156782.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses physical abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse, and the developmental consequences for each. It also presents the risk and protective factors, within an ecological framework that ... More


Early Childhood Strategies for Closing the Socioeconomic Gap in School Outcomes

Clyde Hertzman, Lori Irwin, Arjumand Siddiqi, Emily Hertzman, and Ziba Vaghri

in Lessons in Educational Equality: Successful Approaches to Intractable Problems Around the World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199755011
eISBN:
9780199918867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755011.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The early years are critical for learning, health and well-being throughout life. Quality early childhood care and education (ECCE) programs, and early child development programs more generally, can ... More


Reinventing Head Start

Edward Zigler and Sally J. Styfco

in The Hidden History of Head Start

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393767
eISBN:
9780199776993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393767.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the uncertainties faced by the Head Start program under the Nixon administration and the author's effort to improve Head Start. At the Office of Child Development (OCD), the ... More


Poverty, privilege, and brain development: empirical findings and ethical implications

Martha J. Farah, Kimberly G. Noble, and Hallam Hurt

in Neuroethics: Defining the issues in theory, practice, and policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198567219
eISBN:
9780191724084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567219.003.0019
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter attempts to relate findings on socio-economic status (SES) and brain development. The ultimate goals are to inform practical decisions concerning child policy, and to reveal the ... More


Early Childhood: The Building Base for the Future

Patrice L Engle

in Protecting Childhood in the AIDS Pandemic: Finding Solutions that Work

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199765126
eISBN:
9780199918942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765126.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines interventions for children aged 0-5 who are affected directly and indirectly by HIV/AIDS. The contribution uses a child development framework to assess the specific ... More


Magical Thinking and Children's Cognitive Development

Eugene Subbotsky

in Magic and the Mind: Mechanisms, Functions, and Development of Magical Thinking and Behavior

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393873
eISBN:
9780199776979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393873.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In Chapter 4 (“Magical Thinking and Children's Cognitive Development”), the relationships between children's magical thinking and more traditional aspects of their cognitive development are ... More


The uniqueness of child health and challenges to measuring costs and consequences

Wendy J. Ungar and Andreas Gerber

in Economic Evaluation in Child Health

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199547494
eISBN:
9780191720055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547494.003.01
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter considers the uniqueness of child health and provides an overview of the methodological challenges in applying current approaches to children. The unique ways in which child health may ... More


A Conflict of Cultures

Edward Zigler and Sally J. Styfco

in The Hidden History of Head Start

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393767
eISBN:
9780199776993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393767.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter details the author's experiences upon becoming director of the Office of Child Development (OCD). Until his arrival in Washington, he had never experienced any sense of inferiority and ... More


The evolved child: adapted to family life

David F Bjorklund and Patrick Douglas Sellers II

in Applied Evolutionary Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586073
eISBN:
9780191731358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586073.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

While the influences of natural selection on human behaviour are most obvious in adulthood, selective pressures actively operate on humans across the entire lifespan, even prenatally, necessitating ... More


The Central Role of Families in the Lives of Children Affected by AIDS

Linda M Richter

in Protecting Childhood in the AIDS Pandemic: Finding Solutions that Work

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199765126
eISBN:
9780199918942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765126.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter argues that families, rather than individual children, need to be the targets for efforts to mitigate the effects of HIV and AIDS on children. First, families in all their diversity have ... More


Healthy Minds: Psychosocial Interventions for School-aged Children Affected by HIV/AIDS

Lucie D Cluver, Malega C Kganakga, Mark E Boyes, and Mihyung Park

in Protecting Childhood in the AIDS Pandemic: Finding Solutions that Work

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199765126
eISBN:
9780199918942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765126.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on interventions that foster social integration, reduce psychosocial problems, and promote resilience among school-aged children affected by HIV/AIDS. The chapter discusses the ... More


The Mind of the Child: Child Development in Literature, Science, and Medicine, 1840-1900

Sally Shuttleworth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582563
eISBN:
9780191702327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582563.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

What is the difference between a lie and a fantasy, when the subject is a child? Moving between literary and scientific texts, this book explores the range of fascinating issues that emerge when the ... More


Adoption and Fitting in

Rosanna Hertz

in Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195179903
eISBN:
9780199944118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179903.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Adoptive mothers do not linger over the question of genes the way that donor-assisted families do. Without a biological connection, the discovery of who their children are (personality and talents) ... More


Encountering Counterintuitive Ideas: Constructing a Developmental Learning Progression for Evolution Understanding

E. Margaret Evans, Karl S. Rosengren, Jonathan D. Lane, and Kristen L. S. Price

in Evolution Challenges: Integrating Research and Practice in Teaching and Learning about Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730421
eISBN:
9780199949557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730421.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter provides evidence for a developmental learning progression, which can bridge the gap between everyday intuition and scientific reasoning about evolutionary change. First, it describes ... More


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