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Residential program services pregnant teens and young mothers in Iowa

Residential program services pregnant teens and young mothers in Iowa – Adolescent Pregnancy Program of Central Iowa Edward J. Saunders Residential Program Serves Pregnant Teens and Young Mothers in Iowa Homeless pregnant teens have unique needs that cannot be met in conventional shelter or structured residential treatment programs for adolescents with personal and family problems. […]

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the trouble with children’s best friends

Pet-associated injuries: the trouble with children’s best friends Phillip M. Wishon Pet-Associated Injuries: The Trouble with Children’s Best Friends In recent years, there has been considerable interest in the value of animals for human physical, mental, emotional and social health. In addition to the unquestionable instrumental (and intrinsic) value of pet animals, companion animals can […]

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Mobilizing the media

Mobilizing the media Assistance for child care professionals and agencies in developing fundamental skills necessary to work with the media is offered in the booklet, Managing the Media Maze: A Resource Guide for Child Care Advocates, published by the Child Care Employee Project of Berkeley, California. Funding for the publication was provided by grants from […]

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How widespread is child sexual abuse?

How widespread is child sexual abuse? David Finkelhor How Widespread Is Child Sexual Abuse? Starting in the mid-1970, child welfare professionals began to notice a dramatic increase in the number of cases of child abuse that involved some kind of sexual exploitation. As such cases continued to mushroom in the late 1970s, these professionals were […]

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Family support in the home: lessons from pioneer programs

Family support in the home: lessons from pioneer programs – analysis of three programs funded by the Office of Human Development Services Richard N. Roberts Family support programs for low income and minority children and families can serve a vital role in linking families to services available to assist them in their educational, health and […]

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Child abuse telecast floods national hotline

Child abuse telecast floods national hotline – ‘Scared Silent: Exposing and Ending Child Abuse’ hosted by Oprah Winfrey Patricia Rowe Five days after the historic multi-network airing of die documentary, Scared Silent: Exposing and Ending Child Abuse,” hosted by award winning actress/talk show host and producer Oprah Winfrey, more than 112,000 calls were received by […]

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Special children … special gifts

Special children … special gifts Merle B. Karnes There is probably as large a percentage of gifted/talented children among the handicapped as among the nonhandicapped. In the past, however, little or no effort was made to identify these children, much less to design programs for them in their areas of strength. If handicapped children did […]

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Parents spending insufficient time with children

Parents spending insufficient time with children The one gift contemporary parents may not be giving their children is the gift of time, according to a University of Southern California study. Published in the March 1991 issue of the journal, Population Development Review, the report examines the childrearing attitudes of a nationally representative sample of prospective […]

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Sensitive parenting: from infancy to adulthood.

Sensitive parenting: from infancy to adulthood. – book reviews Judith Leipzig Myths of Childrearing Sensitive Parenting: From Infancy to Adulthood In recent years there has been a small explosion of renewed interest in questions relating to childrearing. Every day a new book comes out with advice about how to make one’s infant a computer genius, […]

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Child abuse and neglect: fact sheet

Child abuse and neglect: fact sheet In recent years, experts have declared the child abuse and neglect problem an epidemic; cases have overflowed our hospitals, foster care homes, social worker case loads and court dockets. The Bush Administration has issued a national call to arms, and responding to that call, the Department of Health and […]