ERIC Number: ED399035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Ounce of Prevention Fund Biennial Report 1993-1995.
Ounce of Prevention Fund.
The Ounce of Prevention Fund is a public-private partnership which promotes the well-being of children and adolescents by working with families, communities, and policymakers. Following a letter from the Fund's directors reiterating that prevention programs save scarce resources, this report updates several prevention programs funded by this public-private partnership. This first article, "Parents Too Soon: Consistent Caring Relationships," discusses the success of a model program working to reduce the growing number of teenage parents entering the child welfare system. The second article, "Research: New Systems, New Solutions," discusses the purpose of the Fund's research division and new systems which have been installed to support data collection and analysis. The third article, "Head Start: Being Part of the Head Start Family," discusses the Fund's participation in this preschool developmental program, including its Assertive Parents for Exceptional Children (APEC) and Casa Central, a program geared to homeless children. The fourth article, "Center for Successful Child Development (CSCD): The Future, One Child at a Time," discusses the work of this center, including health care services and Project Success. The fifth article, "Toward Teen Health: Healthy Living, Healthy Learning," discusses the progress of the Fund's three in-school health centers in Chicago public schools. The final article, "Kids PEPP: Fighting for Children and Families," discusses the work of the Kids Public Education and Policy Project (PEPP), whose purpose is to bring together a variety of publics in promoting policies to benefit children and families. Each of the six articles includes a sidebar with additional detail. The report concludes with a list of the Fund's program sites, directors, and donors, as well as a financial statement. (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ounce of Prevention Fund.