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ERIC Number: ED312067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Early Child Care, Parenting Education, and Social Policy.
Honig, Alice Sterling
Risk factors affecting infants and young children, such as mother's drug addiction or teenage pregnancy, are discussed. Four major groups of risk factors are considered: (1) sociocultural and demographic factors; (2) biomedical risks; (3) personal-social risk factors; and (4) family history factors. These risk factors intersect to increase negative outcomes. Where buffering or supportive elements are present, consequences of risk factors are ameliorated. The Syracuse Family Development Research Project found buffering results for a high quality infant-toddler-preschool care program combined with an outreach home visitation program that delivered sensorimotor games, and nutritional and positive discipline information to young, unwed, school-dropout mothers. At least 12 preventive actions should be taken in regards to risk factors. These include mandatory parent education from the early grades, required child development courses in teacher training curriculums, bookmobiles in poor neighborhoods, provision of parental leave, job sharing, positive television programming, and high quality infant and toddler care. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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