Category: Evidence

  • Early Childhood Interventions: Proven Results, Future Promise

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    http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG341.html

  • Investing in Infants and Toddlers: The Economics of Early Childhood

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    http://main.zerotothree.org/site/DocServer/The_Economics_of_Early_Childhood_FINAL.pdf?docID=1923

  • Physicians’ attention to parents’ concerns about the psychosocial functioning of their children

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    Beth Wildman, Ali Kizilbush, William Smucker. Arch Fam Med 1999;8(5):440. This report examines whether parental disclosure of concerns was a better predictor for physician identification of child psychosocial problems than was the presence of child behavior problems. (From overview)

  • Developmental Foundations of School Readiness for Infants and Toddlers: A Research to Practice Report, Administration for Children and Families

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    Summary of research on the importance of development in the first three years of life for school readiness.

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  • Childhood Trauma and Positive Health, CAHMI

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    Resources and research on addressing the effects of adverse childhood events and toxic stress on children.

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  • Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Lifelong Consequences of Trauma, AAP

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    Summary of research on the developmental effects of adverse childhood events and resulting traumatic stress on children through the life course.

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  • The Timing of Maternal Depressive Symptoms and Mothers’ Parenting Practices With Young Children: Implications for Pediatric Practice

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    (Kathryn Taaffe McLearn, Cynthia S. Minkovitz, Donna M. Strobino, Elisabeth Marks, and William Hou. Pediatrics Vol. 118 No. 1 July 2006, pp. e174-e182 [doi:10.1542/peds.2005-1551]) This study sought to determine whether concurrent maternal depressive symptoms have a greater effect than earlier depressive symptoms on the emergence of maternal parenting practices at 30 to 33 months in 3 important domains of child safety, development, and discipline. (From Objective)

  • From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development

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    Jack Shonkoff and Deborah Phillips. (Washington, DC: National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, 2000). This book presents important conclusions about nature-versus-nurture, the impact of being born into a working family, the effect of politics on programs for children, the costs and benefits of intervention, and other issues. The committee issues a series of challenges to decision makers regarding the quality of child care, issues of racial and ethnic diversity, the integration of children’s cognitive and emotional development, and more. (From overview)

  • Early Intervention for Infants & Toddlers with Disabilities and their Families: Participants, Services, and Outcomes

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    Kathleen Hebbeler et al. (U.S. Office of Special Education Programs and SRI International, January 2007). Final Report of the National Early Intervention Longitudinal Study (NEILS). This report from the 10-year NEILS summarizes key findings from the study and notes their implications for policy, practice, and additional research. This report finds that children with developmental problems are in poorer health. (From website)