Plain Talk

Launched in 1993, Plain Talk demonstrated that preventing teen pregnancy requires community-based strategies that mobilize adults who can provide teens with clear and credible messages about sex, the risks of pregnancy and other health issues. Plain Talk's materials and messages have been widely replicated.

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Controlling the Front Gates

Effective Admission Policies and Practices

…of thousands of American children who are unfairly detained each year: Help is coming — and it starts ... Why so many youth are unnecessarily detained ... Most states have vague eligibility requirements that permit almost any child to be permitted ... to detention for almost any reason. In fact, on any given day, seven out of 10 youth in detention are charged

April 1, 1999

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Low Income and Impoverished Families Pay More Disproportionately for Child Care

…This policy brief highlights a sobering reality that many working families know all to well: Child ... , poorer households devote five times as much of their paychecks to cover child care costs. This data ... -packed document makes a quick and convincing case for investing in a vital lifeline — child care ... How location factors into a family’s child care expenses.

December 1, 2010

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Women’s Self-Employment Project

…This two-page report introduces a program designed to help women open their own residential child ... CARE’s mission is simple: train women to develop home-based child care businesses ... This 12-week program teaches women about running a residential child care business &mdash ... Children do well when their families do well, and families do better when they live in supportive

March 14, 2004

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How Does Family Well-Being Vary Across Different Types of Neighborhoods?

Low-Income Working Families: Paper 6

…at differences across types of neighborhood environments in the well-being of families and children.  ... ;The authors examine data on earnings, access to services and supports, child well-being and more to shed new ... of their children. ... The impact of poverty on adults and children in affected neighborhoods.

April 1, 2006

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Evaluation of Systems Reform in the AECF Mental Health Initiative for Urban Children

Final Evaluation Report

…Health Initiative (MHI) for Urban Children, implemented in the early 1990s. The MHI created innovative ...  ways of delivering culturally appropriate, family-focused mental health services to children ... Approximately 20% of all children have a diagnosable mental disorder with those in poverty less ... For children living in low income communities, the combination of more acute mental health problems

May 1, 2000

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The 5-2-2 of Results Count

…with efforts to make lasting and effective changes to the systems and services that impact children ... and culture impact outcomes and opportunities for vulnerable children. Use oneself as an instrument of change

March 5, 2014

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Safety First: Dealing with the Daily Challenges of Child Welfare

Part One, Building Support for Child Welfare’s Frontline Workers

…What to do when you are concerned about a child, balanced against family preservation. ... Ensuring Child Safety and Welfare ... Prioritize Child Safety ... Regardless of concern for family preservation, protecting children should remain the top priority

March 1, 2002

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