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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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Cohen, Larry – Health Education & Behavior, 2016
It is a great time for prevention. As the United States explores what health in our country should look like, it is an extraordinary time to highlight the role of prevention in improving health, saving lives, and saving money. The Affordable Care Act's investment in prevention has spurred innovation by communities and states to keep people healthy…
Descriptors: Role, Prevention, Health Promotion, Public Policy
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Jozkowski, Kristen N. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
Over the last few years, there have been some egregious examples of rape culture on college campuses that call into question the effectiveness of current sexual-assault policies. This article contains brief recaps of four recent events that took place at prominent American universities, drawn from a laundry list of contemporary examples. They…
Descriptors: College Students, Sexuality, Sexual Abuse, Rape
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Miller, David N. – Contemporary School Psychology, 2013
Youth suicide is a global public health problem and some lessons for more effectively preventing it can be found in a perhaps unlikely source: the Golden Gate Bridge. Issues discussed include means restriction and method substitution, the stigma associated with suicide and the consequences of it, myths and misconceptions regarding suicide, and…
Descriptors: Suicide, Prevention, Public Health, School Psychology
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McCroskey, Jacquelyn; Pecora, Peter J.; Franke, Todd; Christie, Christina A.; Lothridge, Jaymie – Child Welfare, 2012
The Prevention Initiative Demonstration Project, funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), is a community-specific strategy delivered through eight regional networks designed to address the full spectrum of community-based prevention. This article summarizes a strong and meaningful pattern of improvements…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Prevention, Demonstration Programs, Program Descriptions
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Schuster, Mark A.; Chung, Paul J.; Vestal, Katherine D. – Future of Children, 2011
All children, even the healthiest, have preventive and acute health care needs. Moreover, a growing number of children are chronically ill, with preventive, acute, and ongoing care needs that may be much more demanding than those for healthy children. Because children are unable to care for themselves, their parents are expected to provide a range…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Employer Attitudes, Health Insurance, Child Health
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MkNelly, Barbara; Nishio, Stephanie; Peshek, Cynthia; Oppen, Michelle – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2011
Health care providers could help achieve the necessary shift to healthful eating and active living; however, lack of coverage or reimbursement, lack of time, and limited information about appropriate interventions are some of the documented barriers. This report highlights the potential for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Demonstration Programs, Nutrition Instruction, Federal Programs
Brydolf, Carol; Garrett, Kristi – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
On March 15, 2007, Santa Barbara residents were shocked when a baby-faced 15-year-old high school student was stabbed to death in the heart of the city's fashionable State Street shopping district. His assailant, just 14, was a member of a rival street gang and a student at the local junior high. "It was a wakeup call for the entire…
Descriptors: Juvenile Gangs, School Activities, Violence, Parent School Relationship
Feinberg, Aaron – Communique, 2010
School districts nationwide are struggling with a variety of issues such as reduced financial resources, staffing challenges, and increased workloads. Partly as a result of these challenges, professional development opportunities, conferences, and trainings for school district employees have been reduced or eliminated. Despite this reality,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Prevention, School Psychologists, School Districts
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Borja, Mary C.; Amidon, Christine; Spellings, Diane; Franzetti, Susan; Nasuta, Mary – Journal of School Nursing, 2009
This article features school nurses from across the country who are championing for school-located influenza immunization within their communities. These nurses are: (1) Mary C. Borja; (2) Christine Amidon; (3) Diane Spellings; (4) Susan Franzetti; and (5) Mary Nasuta. (Contains 6 figures.)
Descriptors: School Nurses, Communicable Diseases, Immunization Programs, Prevention
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Stroud, Sara – T.H.E. Journal, 2009
When Megan Meier hanged herself in 2006 after being the brunt of a MySpace prank, followed by the subsequent trial of the adult who participated in the 13-year-old girl's harassment, cyberbullying took its place in the eye of a media storm. All the ensuing attention has translated into increased concern among parents and a heightened awareness…
Descriptors: Suicide, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Prevention
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Brindis, Claire D.; Geierstanger, Sara P.; Faxio, Adrienne – Health Education & Behavior, 2009
As part of their 10-year $60 million Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Initiative, The California Wellness Foundation funded 18 state and local organizations to conduct policy advocacy to strengthen teen pregnancy prevention policies. This article describes how some of these grantees accomplished noteworthy goals, including the passage of the…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Advocacy, Adolescents, Pregnancy
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Cunniff, Judith; Cunniff, Daniel T.; Kay, Kenneth D. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2008
There is a drug crisis in the United States that is growing at an alarming rate. Its participants work in our businesses, government agencies, and schools. California leads the nation in drug use and until recently, Fresno County was the leader in methamphetamine production. This drug crisis is having a paralyzing effect causing loss of income,…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Stimulants, Social Problems, Prevention
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Perspectives in Peer Programs, 2007
In January 2006, PAL[R] Peer Assistance and Leadership, a Promising Prevention Program of Workers Assistance Program, Inc. (WAP), received a $30,000 grant from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) in order to be scientifically-evaluated on the outcomes and effectiveness of its programs and services. According to the grant, the…
Descriptors: Campuses, Substance Abuse, Student Attitudes, Prevention
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Embry, Richard A.; Grossman, Frank D. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2007
There is increasingly strong evidence that children with disabilities are at higher risk for maltreatment when compared to children without disabilities. There is also concern about the adequacy of child welfare services for children and parents with disabilities, particularly those disabilities that result in a communication impairment. This…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Disabilities, Change Strategies, Parents with Disabilities
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