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Prinz, Ronald J. – Future of Children, 2019
Adverse parenting practices, including child maltreatment, interfere with children's adjustment and life outcomes. In this article, Ronald Prinz describes the Triple P--Positive Parenting Program, designed to improve parenting population-wide. Prinz offers four main reasons to take a population approach. First, official records grossly…
Descriptors: Parenting Skills, Child Rearing, Parent Education, Holistic Approach
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Valado, Trenna; Tracey, Jennifer; Goldfinger, Jonathan; Briggs, Rahil – Future of Children, 2019
In this article, Trenna Valado, Jennifer Tracey, Jonathan Goldfinger, and Rahil Briggs highlight the potential to expand the promise of pediatric care to encompass the full array of child and family needs that can affect the long-term wellbeing of infants and toddlers. Pediatric care is not stigmatized, nearly universally accessed, and oriented…
Descriptors: Pediatrics, Child Welfare, Infants, Toddlers
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Dodge, Kenneth A.; Goodman, W. Benjamin – Future of Children, 2019
How do we screen all families in a population at a single time point, identify family-specific risks, and connect each family with evidence-based community resources that can help them overcome those risks--an approach known as targeted universalism? In this article, Kenneth A. Dodge and W. Benjamin Goodman describe Family Connects, a program…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Family Programs, Birth, Home Visits
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Yeager, David S. – Future of Children, 2017
Adolescents may especially need social and emotional help. They are learning how to handle new demands in school and social life while dealing with new, intense emotions (both positive and negative), and they are increasingly feeling that they should do so without adult guidance. Social and emotional learning (SEL) programs are one way to help…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Adolescents, Adolescent Development
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Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie – Future of Children, 2016
Do young children naturally develop the foundations of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)? And if so, should we build on these foundations by using STEM curricula in preschools? In this article, Douglas Clements and Julie Sarama argue that the answer to both these questions is yes. First, the authors show that young children possess…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Skill Development
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Yoshikawa, Hirokazu; Weiland, Christina; Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne – Future of Children, 2016
We have many reasons to invest in preschool programs, including persistent gaps in school readiness between children from poorer and wealthier families, large increases in maternal employment over the past several decades, and the rapid brain development that preschool-age children experience. But what do we know about preschool education's…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Young Children, Language Skills
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Schneider, Daniel – Future of Children, 2015
In the contemporary United States, marriage is closely related to money. Men and (perhaps to a lesser extent) women with more education, higher incomes, larger stocks of wealth, and more stable employment are more likely to marry than are people in more precarious economic positions. But is this relationship truly causal? That is, does economic…
Descriptors: Marriage, Money Management, Income, Employment Level
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Rossin-Slater, Maya – Future of Children, 2015
Children who are healthy early in life--from conception to age five--not only grow up to be healthier adults, they are also better educated, earn more, and contribute more to the economy. The United States lags behind other advanced countries in early childhood health, threatening both the health of future generations and the nation's long-term…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Intervention, Socioeconomic Status, Young Children
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Gundersen, Craig – Future of Children, 2015
Food assistance programs--including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps), the National School Lunch Program, and the School Breakfast Program--have been remarkably successful at their core mission: reducing food insecurity among low-income children. Moreover, writes Craig Gundersen, SNAP in particular has also been…
Descriptors: Food, Social Services, Lunch Programs, Breakfast Programs
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Glied, Sherry; Oellerich, Don – Future of Children, 2014
Parents' health and children's health are closely intertwined--healthier parents have healthier children, and vice versa. Genetics accounts for some of this relationship, but much of it can be traced to environment and behavior, and the environmental and behavioral risk factors for poor health disproportionately affect families living in…
Descriptors: Health Programs, Family Programs, Child Health, Barriers
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Bettinger, Eric P.; Boatman, Angela; Long, Bridget Terry – Future of Children, 2013
Low rates of college completion are a major problem in the United States. Less than 60 percent of students at four-year colleges graduate within six years, and at some colleges, the graduation rate is less than 10 percent. Additionally, many students enter higher education ill-prepared to comprehend college-level course material. Some estimates…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, College Preparation, Remedial Instruction, High School Graduates
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Venezia, Andrea; Jaeger, Laura – Future of Children, 2013
The vast majority of high school students aspire to some kind of postsecondary education, yet far too many of them enter college without the basic content knowledge, skills, or habits of mind they need to succeed. Andrea Venezia and Laura Jaeger look at the state of college readiness among high school students, the effectiveness of programs in…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Postsecondary Education, College Preparation, College Readiness
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Aron, Laudan; Loprest, Pamela – Future of Children, 2012
Education is important for all children, but even more so for children with disabilities, whose social and economic opportunities may be limited. In this article, Laudan Aron and Pamela Loprest assess how well the nation's education system is serving students with disabilities. Aron and Loprest trace the evolution of the special education system…
Descriptors: Evidence, Civil Rights, Eligibility, Federal Legislation
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Bloom, Dan – Future of Children, 2010
Dan Bloom of MDRC examines policies and programs designed to help high school dropouts improve their educational attainment and labor market outcomes. So called "second-chance" programs, he says, have long provided some combination of education, training, employment, counseling, and social services. But the research record on their effectiveness…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Labor Market, Job Training, Young Adults
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Fleischman, Steve; Heppen, Jessica – Future of Children, 2009
Noting that many of the nation's high schools are beset with major problems, such as low student reading and math achievement, high dropout rates, and an inadequate supply of effective teachers, Steve Fleischman and Jessica Heppen survey a range of strategies that educators have used to improve low-performing high schools. The authors begin by…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Restructuring, Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Legislation
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