Engaging Parents and Families In Adolescent Reproductive Health

A Casey Study Review

Youth-centered programs recognize the importance of parents, but maintains a focus ... Readers will learn about a parent-to-parent peer education model called the Adult Role Models ... with children, particularly during adolescence, about matters of reproductive and sexual health.

January 23, 2003

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The High Cost of Being Poor: Essay From the 2003 KIDS COUNT Data Book

Another Perspective on Helping Low-Income Families Get By and Get Ahead

…Help a family, help a child. This belief — that strong, stable families are good for America ... ’s children — is a prevailing tenet of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s seminal KIDS ... Child Care or College? ... In all but one state in America, the annual cost of child care for a 4-year-old in an urban area

January 1, 2003

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Shifting Into Gear

A Comprehensive Guide to Creating a Car Ownership Program

…work shifts outside of nine-to-five business hours, take children to school or day care on their way

January 1, 2003

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Faith and Action

Improving the Lives of At-Risk Youth

…The document describes the importance of faith in the programs offered to at-risk youth by faith ... in the community, faith becomes the distinguishing factor for youth when they describe their success.  ... ; This At A Glance summary is based on two reports: Faith and Action: Improving the Lives of At-Risk Youth, Final ... Which factors indicate a youth is at risk.

January 1, 2003

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Casey Connects: Winter 2002

Foundation Group Looks to Bolster Families’ Bottom Line

…The bottom line? Families need a secure financial base for their children to thrive ... for all youth.    

December 22, 2002

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The Reproductive Health of African American Adolescents

What We Know and What We Don't Know

This report, the product of a literature review, synthesizes more than two decades of research on black teens and sex. It aims to explain why reproductive health measures for black teens have recently changed and identifies what we know — and still need to know — about this very important topic. 

December 20, 2002

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Peer Influence on Sexual Behavior

What We Know About African American Teens

…of black youth, their friends and sex.            ... Statistics on sexual activity among black youth. ... Knowledge gaps related to black youth and sex. ... More black youth report having sex (61%) than do their white and Latino peers (43% and 48% 

December 13, 2002

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Connecticut City Launches Local Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

…Nearly 72% of New Britain’s school-age children qualify for free or reduced-price meals. ... We have a long way to go to close the reading gap and improve literacy for New Britain’s children ... We believe that the active engagement of parents, in particular those whose children will benefit

December 10, 2002

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