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Suner, Janet; Nakamura, Sharon; Caulfield, Rick – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2003
Proposes a conceptual framework based on an ecological model for helping teenagers once they become parents. Discusses three social service programs for pregnant teens, including prevention and intervention programs and shelters, and proposes an alternative program that provides a home environment in cases in which parents no longer support…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Change Strategies, Early Parenthood, Family Environment
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Thomson, Malia; Caulfield, Rick – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1998
First of a two-part series, examines effects of teen pregnancy and parenthood on adolescents and their children, and describes exemplary program to keep teen parents in high school until graduation. Discusses how to address the issue of teenage pregnancy, how to effectively help teen parents, the importance of teaching teenagers personal…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Rearing, Community Role, Dropout Prevention
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Caulfield, Rick – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2000
Reviews selected research on the beneficial effects of tactile stimulation on infants. Examines the results of studies with animals, preterm infants, cocaine- and HIV-exposed preterm infants, and normal full-term infants. Briefly discusses caregiving implications and offers suggestions on how caregivers can incorporate tactile stimulation in…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Early Childhood Education
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Caulfield, Rick; Thomson, Malia – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1999
Second in a two-part series, this article reports the findings of a long-term study of teen parents after graduation from high school. The study examined marital status, financial status, educational aspirations, and parenting attitudes. Concludes that the factor most important to outcomes is to support and strengthen the families of parenting…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Births to Single Women, Demography, Early Parenthood
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Caulfield, Rick – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1999
Author of the landmark work "Baby and Child Care," Benjamin Spock changed how parents and indirectly professional caregivers raise children. Spock believed all infants are inherently good and discipline is mistakenly identified with punishment. He felt quality child care was essential to successful development and play for infants and…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Child Development, Child Rearing, Day Care
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Ueda, Dawn; Caulfield, Rick – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2001
Discusses the role of the Child Life Specialist in helping to meet the special needs of medically fragile children. Argues that since many child care professionals may come into contact with medically fragile children at some point in their careers, it is important to examine child life as a specialization in the health care profession. (SD)
Descriptors: Caregiver Role, Child Development, Child Health, Chronic Illness