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Wong, Yi Ling; Green, Ravonne – Journal of Access Services, 2006
Disaster preparedness is an important issue in library management today. This article presents a general overview of the theoretical aspects of disaster planning in libraries. The stages of disaster planning are a circular process of planning, prevention, response, recovery, preparedness, and training.
Descriptors: Prevention, Library Administration, Academic Libraries, Emergency Programs
Bremond, Deborrah; Milder, Teddy; Burger, Janis – Zero to Three (J), 2006
Another Road to Safety (ARS) is a prevention and early intervention program of family support services for children who are at high risk for abuse and neglect in Alameda County, California, funded by Proposition 10 of the Children and Families Act of 1998. ARS is a collaboration between First 5 Alameda County's program Every Child Counts, the…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Prevention, Family Programs, Child Caregivers
Carner, Eva – Exceptional Parent, 2006
In 1982, the author became the foster mom to Rick, a small child who got a pretty rough start to life and an even rougher "pre" start. Rick's birth mother was addicted to alcohol and for most of his time in her womb she drank heavily. The author was a single, special education teacher, and worked with children with developmental…
Descriptors: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Personal Narratives, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Disease Incidence
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Jaycox, Lisa H.; McCaffrey, Daniel F.; Ocampo, Beverly Weidmer; Shelley, Gene A.; Blake, Susan M.; Peterson, Donna J.; Richmond, Lucinda S.; Kub, Joan E. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2006
The current emphasis on best practices for school-based health and mental health programs brings with it the demand for evaluation efforts in schools. This article describes the challenges of launching a successful school program and evaluation, with lessons learned from three projects that focus on intimate partner violence. The authors discuss…
Descriptors: Intervention, Prevention, Research Methodology, Program Implementation
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Lai, Mary H. – Crime & Delinquency, 2005
Youth violence in Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities is growing at an alarming rate as a result of many factors, such as immigration history, intergenerational conflicts, mental health and substance abuse problems, and socioeconomic context. Unfortunately, the issues of API youth are often ignored due to their small population and a general…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Violence, Pacific Islanders, Immigration
Glasgow, Karen – Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education, 2003
This article features Safe Haven Project, a comprehensive school-based education and victim services program that focuses on anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) bias in diverse neighborhoods of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). In its effort to help schools articulate and practice a vision of a more…
Descriptors: Victims, Neighborhoods, Comprehensive School Health Education, Minority Groups
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Tang, Hao; Cowling, David W.; Koumjian, Kristi; Roeseler, April; Lloyd, Jon; Rogers, Todd – New Directions for Evaluation, 2002
Describes a state agency's approach to developing and improving the self-assessment and accountability of local programs overseen and funded by a large statewide program. This self-assessment approach to evaluating local tobacco control programs in California is "empowerment evaluation" in action. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Evaluation Methods, Local Issues, Prevention
Torney, John A. – Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1981
In an effort to simplify the credentialing process for teacher preparation in California, legislation was implemented to reduce the number of credentials. The new health education credential includes two plans: (1) a double-major and five years in school; and (2) a plan in which health education is subsumed under another recognized single subject.…
Descriptors: Credentials, Curriculum Development, Health Education, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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Shore, Rebecca – Educational Leadership, 1995
A personalized education, according to Ted Sizer, means that students are known by adult professionals in the school. Administrators at a California high school with 2,000 students and very large classes initiated an adopt-a-kid program by matching adult volunteers on campus with low-achieving students. This program, along with a successful block…
Descriptors: Class Size, Educational Environment, High Schools, Prevention
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Braverman, Marc T.; And Others – California Agriculture, 1994
Describes the development of Project 4-Health, a California program that recruits and trains teenagers to deliver a tobacco education program to children ages 9-12. The program was based on studies involving the social context of tobacco use, a survey of 4-H members, and randomized field trials of the prevention curriculum. (LP)
Descriptors: Cross Age Teaching, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education
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Barth, Richard P.; And Others – Theory into Practice, 1989
This article describes an innovative program aimed at reducing the risk of pregnancy, explains the theoretical rationale that guides the content and instructional approach of the program, and offers evidence that the program can be implemented. The program is a pregnancy prevention skills approach, piloted in California. (IAH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Contraception, Curriculum Development, Early Parenthood
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Jang, Michael; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1990
Describes California Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) education programs for intravenous drug users (IVDUs). Presents types of educational interventions, both for IVDUs in treatment and those not in treatment. Concludes the state is making a good effort to reach IVDUs, but programs must move toward assessment of attitudes that impede…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Drug Rehabilitation
Golub, Judith S.; And Others – Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, 1987
The article describes a parent education program based on group discussions of a videotape series, "Hugs 'n' Kids'" for abusive and high-risk-for-abuse parents. Over 200 parents have participated in the program, conducted by the San Fernando Valley (California) Child Guidance Clinic. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Group Discussion, High Risk Persons, Parent Education
Heleen, Owen – Equity and Choice, 1992
Describes the Vaughn Street Elementary School in San Fernando (California) plan to become a family services delivery site. Plans include cooperation among agencies; a family center for coordination of services, child care, and educational resources; a social network of mutual assistance; and a parent service exchange bank. (JB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Community Centers, Day Care, Delivery Systems
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