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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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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
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Van Ry, Veronica L.; King, Dixie L. – ERS Spectrum, 1998
Describes a nationally recognized, federally funded truancy-reduction initiative in Kern County, California, that emphasizes daily school attendance via a collaborative effort of parental participation, school involvement, and casework management. A recent evaluation found that the program is working remarkably well to reduce truancy among K-8…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Drug Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ross, Charlotte P. – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 1980
Consultation to school personnel following student suicides led to a program of prevention through training school personnel. The program increased the ability of resource persons available to adolescents--teachers, counselors and school nurses--to recognize signs of suicidal depression and to respond effectively to suicidal students. (Author)
Descriptors: Crisis Intervention, High School Students, Mental Health Programs, Prevention