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Ekholuenetale, Michael; Wegbom, Anthony Ike; Tudeme, Godson; Onikan, Adeyinka – International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, 2020
Child mortality has become a prominent public health issue in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The mortality rates can in part be translated to how communities meet the health needs of children and address key household and environmental risk factors. Though discussions on the trends and magnitude of child mortality continue as to strategize for a…
Descriptors: Death, Mortality Rate, Child Health, Childhood Needs
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Carrow, Jacqueline N.; Vladescu, Jason C.; Reeve, Sharon A.; Kisamore, April N. – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2020
There are over 3,000 sleep related infant deaths each year in the United States. Attempts to teach medical personnel and parents safe infant sleep practices in the infant sleep training literature have demonstrated mixed results. Thus, strategies to teach arrangements of safe infant sleep environments warrant further investigation. Behavioral…
Descriptors: Infant Mortality, Infants, Infant Care, Child Health
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, 2020
This year's "America's Children in Brief" highlights selected indicators by metropolitan status to give the reader a closer look at how well-being is influenced by the type of community in which children and their families live. The "Brief" also provides a snapshot of the overall well-being of America's children through the…
Descriptors: Well Being, Geographic Regions, Age Differences, Racial Differences
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2020
This is the 31st edition of the "KIDS COUNT Data Book." The Annie E. Casey Foundation has published this comprehensive assessment of the well-being of children in the United States every year since 1990, during periods of growth and recession and in times of relative prosperity and great anxiety. But since the Foundation began publishing…
Descriptors: Social Indicators, Child Development, Children, Adolescents
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Vladescu, Jason C.; Day-Watkins, Jessica; Schnell, Lauren K.; Carrow, Jacqueline N. – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2020
Annually, thousands of infant deaths are classified as sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUIDs). In an effort to reduce the risk of SUIDs, the American Academy of Pediatrics has made a number of recommendations to educate caregivers, childcare providers, and healthcare professionals on safe infant sleep practices. The purpose of the current study…
Descriptors: Sleep, Infant Mortality, Infants, Caregiver Training
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, 2019
This report is a compendium of indicators about the Nation's young people. This report, the 23rd produced by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (Forum), presents 41 key indicators on important aspects of children's lives. These indicators are drawn from the most reliable Federal statistics, are easily understood by broad…
Descriptors: Well Being, Family Environment, Social Environment, Economic Factors
Parlakian, Rebecca; Kinser, Kathy – ZERO TO THREE, 2019
This article reviews the research base on the development of prenatal attachment and profiles four programs that foster this essential prenatal relationship: CenteringPregnancy®, the Practical Resources for Effective Postpartum Parenting program (PREPP), Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP), and Moms2B.
Descriptors: Prenatal Influences, Program Effectiveness, Pregnancy, Metacognition
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2019
The 2020 Census risks undercounting thousands of young Colorado children, depriving communities of federal funding and political representation for the next decade. Children under age 5 are more likely to be missed by the census than any other age group, with children of color, non-English speakers, and kids living in high poverty communities at…
Descriptors: Census Figures, Federal Aid, Preschool Children, Poverty
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Cebulak, Jessica A.; Zipp, John F. – Teaching Sociology, 2019
A considerable amount of research across the past several decades has documented the emergence of a new racial ideology of "color-blindness" as well as evidence that white college students have difficulty recognizing the racial privileges that are obscured by this color-blindness. To address this, we developed a cooperative group White…
Descriptors: Infant Mortality, Racial Differences, Social Differences, Cooperative Learning
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Scott, Allie; Winchester, Suzy Barcelos; Sullivan, Mary C. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2018
Premature infants have significant risk for later behavior problems. This study examined growth trajectories of three problem behaviors across five developmental age points from preschool to early adulthood in a well-characterized sample of premature infants. The effects of neonatal risk, gender, and socioeconomic context were modeled on these…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Premature Infants, Gender Differences, Scores
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2018
Advocating for quality early care and education has been an Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) priority for many years, starting with the commitment to ensure that children in disadvantaged communities have the opportunity for state-funded, full-day preschool. ACNJ firmly believes that the path to success in school and in life starts with…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Educational Quality, Access to Education
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Gollenberg, Audra; Fendley, Kim – Child Care in Practice, 2018
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) remains a leading cause of infant death in the United States, and in Virginia. We sought to gauge the perceptions among community-identified stakeholders regarding community resource needs to reduce SIDS. Snowball sampling identified important community stakeholders to be interviewed as key informants. A…
Descriptors: Infant Mortality, Death, Attitude Measures, Prevention
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2018
KIDS COUNT has used data to help call attention to emerging trends impacting kids in communities across the state. This year, the Colorado Children's Campaign marked the 25th birthday of KIDS COUNT in Colorado! by exploring this important question: What has changed for Colorado kids in the past 25 years? Long-term trends are not possible for every…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Health, Elementary Secondary Education, Children
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Koini, Stellah Malaso – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Background: Millennium Development Goals are the 21st Century worlds' concern to improve human way of life by 2015. In Kenya the Millennium Development Goals for reduction of maternal and child mortality has been recently powered by the beyond zero initiative which started in the year 2014 with the aim of reducing mortality as well as contributing…
Descriptors: Child Health, Infant Mortality, Mothers, Mortality Rate
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Rodriguez, Maria Y.; Ostrow, Laysha; Kemp, Susan P. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2017
The Grand Challenges for Social Work Initiative aims to focus the profession's attention on how social work can play a larger role in mitigating contemporary social problems. Yet a central issue facing contemporary social work is its seeming reticence to engage with social problems, and their solutions, beyond individual-level interventions.…
Descriptors: Social Work, Change Strategies, Social Problems, Educational Practices
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