and social competence, verbal fluency, healthier and more productive behaviors (e.g., avoiding substance use and teen pregnancy, spending more time doing homework), and the ability to cope successfully with frustration and stress later in adolescence (Mischel, Shoda et al. 1988;
Introduction When there is evidence of racial and ethnic differences at any point in the service delivery spectrum—for example, in access to and take-up of human services, in the nature and quality of services received, or in the outcomes of services—it can be challenging to interpret what those differences mean. In particular, it can be challenging to understand whether and to what extent ...
States make many decisions that affect working parents. This paper compiles policy data that cover four types of state decisions: job-protected family care policies, child care subsidies, early childhood education and elementary school schedules, and tax policy. The collection of policies summarizes useful information in each of the four areas. Each section of the report discusses how ...
social skills: Lessons from experimental evaluations of programs and interventions. Research-to-Results Fact Sheet. Washington, DC: Child Trends. This fact sheet synthesizes effective strategies that work for promoting and reinforcing social skills. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (n.d.). A Family Guide to
the Positive Action program42 (a school-based, social-emotional and character education program for students in grades K- 12) indicate that this intervention reduces school misconduct, truancy, bullying, early sexual activity, and substance use. The program also was found to have
Critics of the welfare system claim that the system does not provide sufficient state flexibility, does not encourage work, contributes to the breakdown of the family, and has done little to reduce poverty. This report examines the truth of these propositions and assesses the ability of a variety of proposals designed to deal with the complaints.
with social service case managers to help alleviate family hardships. Since the antecedents of mental health are multiple, it is reasonable for interven- tions to focus on multiple treatment and preven- tion strategies. However, most of the interventions studied here do not separate out the effects of each individual aspect of their strategy.
I The Status of Women and Girls in Colorado This report was generously funded by The Women’s Foundation of Colorado (The WFCO). The WFCO and the Institute for Women’s Policy R
QuickFacts United States; Colorado Springs city, Colorado. QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.
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