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Family ties

Family ties Pauline G. Stitt A little boy listened intently to his mother and then exclaimed, “Oh! This is important! I think it calls for a tie.” “Calls for a tie? What do you mean?” “Opening this center is important,” the child replied, “so I think we should do everything just right. I think men […]

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Preventing infant mortality: an investment in the nation’s future

Preventing infant mortality: an investment in the nation’s future – includes related information Patricia Rowe Preventing Infant Mortality: An Investment in the Nation’s Future At age 16, Rhonda went for her first pregnancy test, which cost $80. Before she left the clinic, Rhonda was told she would have to pay $1,500 for the delivery of […]

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would more be better and is better good enough?

Services for at-risk students in schools: would more be better and is better good enough? Donald Compton Beginning with the release in 1983 of A Nation at Risk, schools and communities across the country have devoted increasing attention to the “problem” of at-risk students. [1] Educational reform efforts have focused on raising standards for teachers […]

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Adoption Works – for Everyone!

Adoption Works – for Everyone! – Dept. of Health and Human Services program WASHINGTON, D.C., January 26 Adoption works-For Everyone, a project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) got a boost today as adoption leaders, parents, adopted children, and the program’s private sector partners were greeted by President and Mrs. Bush […]

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a grand old American tradition?

Spanking: a grand old American tradition? Ralph S. Welsh America is a violent country, founded in an atmosphere of revolution. Slavery thrived until a little more than a century ago, and many Americans still insist on owning handguns. The spanking of children also appears to be alive and well today–one of those behaviors so rooted […]

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Special education students dramatize lessons of the “good food wizard.”

Special education students dramatize lessons of the “good food wizard.” – Mamie D. Lee School, District of Columbia, produces “The Grand Wizard of Good Food” Laverdia Taylor Roach Special Education Students Dramatize Lessons of the On a crisp and bright autumn morning recently, there was standing room only in the auditorium of Mamie D. Lee […]

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Improving child protective services: how to expand and implement the consensus

Improving child protective services: how to expand and implement the consensus – includes related material Douglas J. Besharov Over the past twenty years, enormous made in protecting children from abuse and neglect. But major gaps in services remain. Recently, a consensus has developed among many child protective specialists about some basic reforms that need to […]

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Survey of principals finds need for in-school care – before

Survey of principals finds need for in-school care – before- and after-school supervision of kindergarten through 8th grade children Survey of Principals Finds Need for In-school Care Although 84 percent of the 1,175 elementary and middle-school principals responding to a survey conducted by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) believe that children in […]

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The infant: ready and able to learn

The infant: ready and able to learn From careful laboratory studies of thousands of newborns, it is apparent that these are not the weak, passive, defenseless creatures we long assumed them to be. Instead they are much more advanced than we had ever dreamed. Armed with a 9-month preparatory experience in the womb, they arrive […]

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Specialized foster care: treating seriously emotionally disturbed children

Specialized foster care: treating seriously emotionally disturbed children – “Transitions,” Oregon Social Learning Center program, Eugene, Oregon Patricia Chamberlain Specialized Foster Care: What can be done to help a 9-year-old girl with a lifelong history of severe physical and sexual abuse? Jenna is her name, and she had been removed from and returned to her […]