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Loomis, Alysse M. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2018
Schools are increasingly being leveraged as intervention points to address childhood trauma due to the well-established links between childhood trauma exposure and poor child well-being outcomes. However, although preschool-aged children experience higher rates of trauma, such as maltreatment and violence exposure, than their older counterparts,…
Descriptors: School Role, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Trauma
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Stockall, Nancy; Dennis, Lindsay – Young Exceptional Children, 2016
The prevention of elopement is clearly a high priority for teachers, parents, and administrators. The dangers of elopement are well documented, and according to one study, more than half of the children with autism were reported to engage in elopement, with a substantial risk for bodily harm (Anderson et al., 2012). Moreover, children who elope or…
Descriptors: Young Children, Disabilities, Prevention, Intervention
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McCollow, Meaghan M.; Curiel, Emily S. L.; Davis, Carol Ann; Sainato, Diane – Young Exceptional Children, 2016
Much has been written on challenging behavior in young children, and teachers know that that teaching new skills, particularly appropriate ways to communicate, is important when reducing challenging behavior. Strategies that focus on what occurs before the behavior happens are known as "antecedent strategies." Strategies that focus on…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Young Children, Prevention, Intervention
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Cirignano, Sherri M. – Journal of Extension, 2013
Currently, there is a nationwide effort to include preschool-aged children in wellness efforts for the prevention of obesity. National resources include guidelines, best practices, and tip sheets to assist in the implementation of these interventions. The Let's Move! Child Care Checklist is a resource that can be used to assess the level at…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Wellness, Child Health, Prevention
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Coleman, Janelle C.; Crosby, Megan G.; Irwin, Heather K.; Dennis, Lindsay R.; Simpson, Cynthia G.; Rose, Chad A. – Young Exceptional Children, 2013
This article provides practical strategies and techniques that early childhood educators can implement in their classrooms to effectively manage challenging behaviors. The specific strategies addressed fall under the following categories: (a) classroom management, (b) reinforcement, and (c) communication. Suggestions are made for how parents can…
Descriptors: Prevention, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Preschool Children
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Davis, Sally M.; Sanders, Sarah G.; FitzGerald, Courtney A.; Keane, Patricia C.; Canaca, Glenda F.; Volker-Rector, Renee – Journal of School Health, 2013
Background: Obesity is a major concern among American Indians and Hispanics. The Child Health Initiative for Lifelong Eating and Exercise (CHILE) is an evidence-based intervention to prevent obesity in children enrolled in 16 Head Start (HS) Centers in rural communities. The design and implementation of CHILE are described. Methods: CHILE uses a…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Health Promotion, Child Health, Obesity
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Hoffman, Jessica A.; Agrawal, Tara; Carter, Sonia; Grinder, AnnMarie; Castaneda-Sceppa, Carmen – NHSA Dialog, 2012
One approach to halting the childhood obesity epidemic has been the modification of foods available to children during the school day. In recent years there has been an increased focus on obesity prevention efforts among children ages birth to 5 and the role of child care settings in prevention efforts. Head Start serves as an important venue for…
Descriptors: Food Service, Obesity, Low Income, Prevention
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Powell, Nicole P.; Boxmeyer, Caroline L.; Baden, Rachel; Stromeyer, Sara; Minney, Jessica A.; Mushtaq, Asia; Lochman, John E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2011
Children with high levels of aggressive behavior and conduct problems create major management problems in school settings and interfere with the learning environment of their classmates and with their own academic achievement. A contextual social-cognitive model can provide a framework for understanding risk factors involved in the development and…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Intervention, Aggression, Prevention
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Ocak, Sakire – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2011
The growing number of studies in the field of prevention science and related advancements in evidence based programs leads to some discussions about the fundamental issues such as efficacy, effectiveness, dissemination, adaptation, fidelity and continuity in recent years. In this article it is intended to report the common views of early childhood…
Descriptors: Evidence, Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Prevention
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Kourofsky, Carolyn E.; Cole, Robert E. – Young Children, 2010
For more than 15 years, preschool programs nationwide have worked with Fireproof Children/Prevention First, an international center for injury prevention research and education, to bring fire safety education to young children and their families. The "play safe! be safe!"[R] curriculum includes lessons that young children can learn and understand,…
Descriptors: Fire Protection, Prevention, Young Children, Safety Education
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Stefan, Catrinel A.; Miclea, Mircea – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
Early intervention has become a widely recognised practice because preschool years offer the best timing for preventing early onset conduct problems. Moreover, some factors have been consistently identified as putting children at risk for developing mental health problems, as well as school readiness problems. Such risk factors are poor…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Mental Health, Content Analysis, Social Development
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Kenny, Maureen – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2009
Teaching parents and their young children about ways to avoid harm can be accomplished with much success in a group setting. Parents as Teachers of Safety (PaTS) is a multi-family educational group which instructs families on environmental and personal body safety rules, with an emphasis on improving knowledge and skills related to sexual abuse…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Safety
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Hawken, Leanne S.; Johnston, Susan S. – Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention, 2007
Best practice in preventing severe problem behavior in schools involves implementing a continuum of effective behavior support. This continuum includes primary prevention strategies implemented with all students, secondary prevention strategies for students at-risk, and tertiary interventions for students who engage in the most severe problem…
Descriptors: Intervention, Prevention, Behavior Problems, Program Effectiveness
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Larmar, Stephen; Gatfield, Terry – Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention, 2007
The Early Impact (EI) program is an early intervention and prevention program for reducing the incidence of conduct problems in pre-school aged children. The EI intervention framework is ecological in design and includes universal and indicated components. This paper delineates key principles and associated strategies that underpin the EI program.…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, High Risk Students
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Gartrell, Dan – Young Children, 2007
Guiding children in finding social acceptance is on of the most important parts of the early childhood teacher's job. Opening the column with an anecdote from a pre-K teacher, Gartrell discusses what teachers can do when children cause conflicts on purpose and how teachers might prevent such conflicts.
Descriptors: Guidance, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Role
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