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Promoting Child Well-Being Through Early Intervention: Findings from the Chicago Longitudinal Study

Arthur J. Reynolds and Joshua Mersky

in Child Welfare Research: Advances for Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195304961
eISBN:
9780199863648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304961.003.0018
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

This chapter presents evidence from the Chicago Longitudinal Study (CLS) on the impacts of the Chicago Child-Parent-Center (CPC) program, which provides educational and family support services to ... More


Child Development

Greg J. Duncan, Jens Ludwig, and Katherine A. Magnuson

in Targeting Investments in Children: Fighting Poverty When Resources Are Limited

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226475813
eISBN:
9780226475837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226475837.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter reviews the available evidence about the ability of early childhood interventions to improve children's lifetime earnings prospects and, in turn, reduce their poverty over the long term. ... More


Parenting

Frederick J. Morrison

in Improving Literacy in America: Guidelines from Research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106459
eISBN:
9780300130256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106459.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter discusses the importance of parenting in the child's development and the impact of parenting practices in the development of children's literacy skills. It also discusses intervention ... More


Troubled and troublesome teens: mothers’ and professionals’ understandings of parenting teenagers and teenage troubles

Harriet Churchill and Karen Clarke

in Family troubles?: Exploring changes and challenges in the family lives of children and young people

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447304432
eISBN:
9781447307884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304432.003.0023
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter discusses a group parenting programme for families with adolescent children, and its evaluation based on professionals’ and parents’ perspectives. Such standardized programmes have ... More


What the Parenting Program at the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women Has Meant to Me

Mary Alley, A. D., and C. S.

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In 1974, the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) housed about thirty-five women from Nebraska and from South Dakota, Wyoming, and Colorado, which did not have their own facilities for ... More


Building better people: policy aspirations and family life

Brid Featherstone, Anna Gupta, Kate Morris, and Sue White

in Protecting Children: A Social Model

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447332732
eISBN:
9781447332787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332732.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses the residual, but strongly legitimised, role for the state in preventing damage to children, which carries high levels of criticism for those parents seen as failing to ... More


Prevention of Adolescent Pregnancy

Joy G. Dryfoos

in Adolescents at Risk: Prevalence and Prevention

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072686
eISBN:
9780197560259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072686.003.0015
Subject:
Education, Care and Counseling of Students

The literature on prevention of adolescent pregnancy has a somewhat different tone than the two sets of literature we have just reviewed on delinquency and substance abuse prevention. While those ... More


Abandoning Failure: Diffusing Its Impact

Jill P. Koyama

in Making Failure Pay: For-Profit Tutoring, High-Stakes Testing, and Public Schools

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451732
eISBN:
9780226451756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451756.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The actor-network theory illuminates the interconnectivity of material objects, human actors, and their environments. The actor network emerges when the multiple actions of those attending to school ... More


Conclusions

Phillip B. Levine and David J. Zimmerman

in Targeting Investments in Children: Fighting Poverty When Resources Are Limited

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226475813
eISBN:
9780226475837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226475837.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

A comprehensive review of the existing base of knowledge has been assembled on a wide range of interventions targeted at children, with the aim of raising their lifetime economic prospects. This book ... More


The Storybook Project at Bedford Hills

Beth Falk, June Benson, Amorel Beyor, and Alte

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Storybook projects inside prisons share basic features: inmates select books for their children, record themselves reading the books aloud, and include a personal message to their children. The tapes ... More


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Louise Morganstein and Jonathan Hill

in Oxford Assess and Progress: Psychiatry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199665662
eISBN:
9780191918322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199665662.003.0018
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Child and adolescent psychiatry is the medical specialty that works with children, young people, and families with emotional and behavioural problems. As children and young people are still ... More


Child abuse in the United States

Margaret Spinelli

in Perinatal Psychiatry: The legacy of Channi Kumar

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199676859
eISBN:
9780191918346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199676859.003.0030
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Child abuse is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and other countries. It is the second leading cause of death among children in the US. All 50 States, the District of ... More


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

John C. Thorne and Tracy Jirikowic

in Cognitive and Behavioral Abnormalities of Pediatric Diseases

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195342680
eISBN:
9780197562598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195342680.003.0068
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term used to refer to the range of negative outcomes associated with prenatal ethyl-alcohol exposure (PAE). Although the impact of maternal ... More


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