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DeMattei, Ronda R.; Allen, Jessica; Goss, Breanna – Journal of School Nursing, 2012
Children with special health care needs face many barriers to oral care and are at high risk for oral disease. School nurses are in a unique position to promote oral wellness in this vulnerable population. Collaboration between school nurses and dental hygiene faculty resulted in the formation of a partnership between a university-based dental…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Evidence, Special Health Problems, Hygiene
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Jor'dan, Jamilah R.; Wolf, Kathy Goetz; Douglass, Anne – Young Children, 2012
Strengthening Families is a relationship-based child abuse and neglect prevention initiative started nationally in 2001 through a partnership between the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) in Washington, DC. Thirty-five states and several thousand early childhood programs nationwide implement…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Welfare, Early Childhood Education, Community Organizations
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Brown, Eric C.; Graham, John W.; Hawkins, J. David; Arthur, Michael W.; Baldwin, Megan M.; Oesterle, Sabrina; Briney, John S.; Catalano, Richard F.; Abbott, Robert D. – Evaluation Review, 2009
Communities That Care (CTC) is a prevention system designed to reduce adolescent substance use and delinquency through the selection of effective preventive interventions tailored to a community's specific profile of risk and protection. A community-randomized trial of CTC, the Community Youth Development Study, is currently being conducted in 24…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Cohort Analysis, Community Characteristics, Prevention
Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
At even the best-prepared universities, there is no playbook for handling the crush of tough decisions that comes after a mass shooting rocks an otherwise quiet campus. While colleges and universities have always had tragedies, recent occurences like the shootings at Northern Illinois University and Virginia Tech have fundamentally changed the way…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Violence, School Safety, School Security
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Joffe, Paul – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 2008
In the fall of 1984, the University of Illinois instituted a formal program to reduce the rate of suicide among its enrolled students. At the core of the program is a policy that requires any student who threatens or attempts suicide to attend four sessions of professional assessment. The consequences for failing to comply with the program include…
Descriptors: College Students, Prevention, Suicide, Intervention
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Edwards, Anna; Lutzker, John R. – Behavior Modification, 2008
SafeCare is an evidenced-based parenting program for at-risk and maltreating parents that addresses the social and family ecology in which child maltreatment occurs. SafeCare home visitors focus on behavioral skills that are trained to predetermined performance criteria. Recent research has stressed the importance of successful dissemination and…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Parents, Child Abuse, Prevention
Meyer, Harriet; Kirwan, Ann; Dealy, Katie – Zero to Three (J), 2005
This article describes the Ounce of Prevention Fund's journey to institutionalize doula services in the state of Illinois. The Ounce's doulas help strengthen the new relationship between mother and child by working with the mother to help her better understand and anticipate the progression of the third trimester of pregnancy, the child-birthing…
Descriptors: Mothers, Prevention, Pregnancy, Birth
Christie, Kathy – Phi Delta Kappan, 2005
In its 2003 report, School Survey on Crime and Safety, the National Center on Education Statistics (NCES) found that, during the 1999-2000 school year, 29% of schools reported having more difficulty with student bullying than with any other single discipline problem. A similar 2004 NCES report, Indicators of School Crime and Safety, found that, in…
Descriptors: Prevention, School Surveys, Violence, Discipline Problems
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Pavela, Gary – Journal of American College Health, 2005
This article discusses the pros and cons of "involuntary withdrawals" in cases of students who are at risk of suicide. A June, 2005, Massachusetts Superior Court summary judgment ruling in the case of "Shin v. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)" concluded that MIT administrators owed a duty of care to suicide victim,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Suicide, Withdrawal (Education), College Students
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Dotson, Michael; Coffman, Michael G. – Community College Journal, 2004
For college students and faculty in any program of study, the Web is a vast resource of material. Information on almost any subject is just a click away. Tools to help organize and use the information are plentiful, and for the most part free. However, the availability of material on the Internet can be both a blessing to faculty and a dilemma.…
Descriptors: Internet, Word Processing, Plagiarism, Prevention
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Sanabria, Roberto – Convergence, 2004
Chicago's Puerto Rican community in West Town had a unique reaction to the spread of AIDS within its limits. They created their own institutions and tackled the epidemic themselves. In its infancy, Vida/SIDA, which translates as Life/AIDS, was solely an alternative health clinic for people with AIDS. Free of charge, it provided services such as…
Descriptors: Puerto Ricans, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Urban Areas, Hispanic Americans
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Telleen, Sharon; Maher, Susan; Pesce, Rosario C. – Psychology in the Schools, 2003
Describes the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative in Morton High School District 201, Cicero, IL, which used a social ecological systems perspective to implement its goals. Social-emotional learning and violence-prevention strategies were provided at the levels of the community, school, and individual. Creation of a safe school environment…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Health Promotion, Prevention, Program Implementation
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Cimmarusti, Rocco A. – Child Welfare, 1992
Describes the principal features of a multisystems approach to family preservation that involves placement prevention and permanency planning. The approach is being taught to family preservation workers in Illinois. Discussion concerns the approach's theoretical premises, tasks, significant assessment areas, and ways of understanding the approach.…
Descriptors: Agency Role, Caseworker Approach, Child Welfare, Curriculum Guides