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Wells J. n.d.. Promotion of Healthy Behaviors [Final report]. South Bend, IN: Saint Joseph's Medical Center, 20 pp.

Annotation: The objective of this study was to determine whether parents who participated in and completed the parent education program exhibited a decrease in stress, an increase in problem solving and had a stronger parent-child relationship. The project was aimed at parents or caregivers of children under 3 years of age who are of low-income and of varying cultural backgrounds. Three primary methods were used to meet the outcome objectives: group sessions (Approaches to Parenting), newsletter (approaches Bulletin) and seminars. Three measures given at pre-test, short-term post-test, and long-term post-test were used for evaluation. In summary, mothers who participated in the intervention were significantly less stressful, had higher self-esteem, and were less overprotective and rejecting of their children. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-196855.

Keywords: Caregivers, Health Promotion, Low income groups, Minorities, Parent Education, Parent-Child Interaction, Parents, Stress

Hanes D. n.d.. Alabama Day Care Health and Safety Program: [Final report]. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Department of Public Health, 30 pp.

Annotation: The goal of this demonstration project was to develop and implement a comprehensive health and safety curriculum in child day care settings to improve the health status of children. A comprehensive educational program was developed and presented in the day care setting with a positive parenting component, a children's component, and a day care worker component. This educational curriculum demonstrated positive changes in child health indicators, day care environment, and safety, and increased knowledge of child development, health, and safety issues on the part of parents and day care workers. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB96-182811.

Keywords: Caregivers, Child Care, Child safety, Health Education, Immunization, Parents, Preschoolers, Rural Populations, Urban Populations

Spack J. n.d.. Reducing Children's Exposure in Family Day Care Settings to Environmental Tobacco Smoke: [Final report]. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Health Research Institute, 29 pp.

Annotation: Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) has been proven harmful to those who live with smokers, especially infants and children. This project worked with three culturally diverse, lower socioeconomic status communities to develop appropriate materials to educate family day care providers, parents, and children about the importance of a smoke-free environment. In addition, the project built local community networks to continue this commitment after the project was completed. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-198380.

Keywords: Preschoolers, Caregivers, Child care, Family child care, Parents, Respiratory Illnesses, Smoking

Colegrove J. n.d.. Child Care Health Promotion Project: [Final report]. Santa Fe, NM: New Mexico Department of Health, 35 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a project to address the health needs of children in child care centers in the New Mexico counties of Rio Arriba and McKinley. Topics include parent and child care provider training in the areas of nutrition, oral health, physical fitness, mental health, and communicable disease prevention. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-198919.

Keywords: Caregivers, Child Care, Dental Caries, Early childhood caries, Health Promotion, Immunization, Oral Health, Preschoolers, Rural Populations

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center. 2017. Strengthen the evidence base for maternal and child health programs: NPM 5–Safe sleep [NPM 5 brief]. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 3 pp.

Annotation: This brief identifies evidence-informed strategies for state Title V programs to consider to increase the number of infants placed to sleep on their backs. Contents include information about the evidence continuum and the approach to the review, including examples of each type of intervention and its evidence rating; key findings; and implications. The full review is also available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room E4143, Baltimore, MD 21205, Telephone: (410) 502-5450 Fax: (410) 502-5831 Web Site: http://www.jhsph.edu/wchpc Available from the website.

Keywords: Block grants, Caregivers, Education, Evidence-based practice, Infants, Intervention, Literature reviews, Mass media, Measures, Model programs, Policy development, Program planning, Resources for professionals, Safety, Sleep position, State MCH programs, Title V programs

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center. 2017. Strengthen the evidence for maternal and child health programs: National performance measure 5 safe sleep evidence review. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 38 pp.

Annotation: This document identifies evidence-informed strategies that state Title V programs might consider implementing to increase the number of infants placed to sleep on their backs. Contents include an introduction and background; review methods and results, including search results, characteristics of studies reviewed, intervention components, summary of study results, and evidence rating and evidence continuum; and implications of the review. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women's and Children's Health Policy Center, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room E4143, Baltimore, MD 21205, Telephone: (410) 502-5450 Fax: (410) 502-5831 Web Site: http://www.jhsph.edu/wchpc Available from the website.

Keywords: Block grants, Caregivers, Education, Evidence-based practice, Infants, Intervention, Literature reviews, Mass media, Measures, Model programs, Policy development, Program planning, Resources for professionals, Safety, Sleep position, State MCH programs, Title V programs

Institute of Medicine, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. 2015. Using existing platforms to integrate and coordinate investments for children. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 8 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes a workshop held on March 14–15, 2015, to examine the science and policy issues involved in coordinating investments in children and their caregivers. Topics include coordinated and integrated approaches to investing in young children; integrated and coordinated programs; coordinating investments in children from a policy perspective; using existing platforms to integrate services and to reach and invest in vulnerable populations; and issues in program development, implementation, and sustainability.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-38088.

Keywords: Caregivers, Child development, Children, Coordination, Financing, International health, Intervention, Policy development, Program development, Service integration, Special health care needs, Sustainability, Young children

Children's Bureau. 2015. Supporting youth in foster care in making healthy choices: A guide for caregivers and caseworkers on trauma, treatment, and psychotropic medications. Washington, DC: U.S. Children's Bureau, 40 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance for caseworkers, foster parents, and other caregivers on supporting children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and are working to improve their mental health. Topics include understanding trauma and behavioral/mental health of youth, understanding different treatment options, seeking help for youth, and monitoring treatment and supporting progress. Tips for using the guide with youth are included.

Contact: U.S. Children's Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families , , 1250 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Eighth Floor , Washington, DC 20024, Telephone: Fax: E-mail: Web Site: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent mental health, Caregivers, Case management, Child mental health, Confidentiality, Decision making, Foster care, Foster children, Health literacy, Mental health services, Patient rights

Holt K, Barzel R. 2014. A healthy smile for your young child: Tips to keep your child healthy (rev.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure is designed to educate parents and other caregivers of young children about oral hygiene and oral care during early childhood. Topics include toothbrushing, flossing, eating healthy foods, and getting dental checkups and treatment. Additional topics include the importance of primary teeth, tips to help parents keep their own mouths healthy, and resources for finding a dentist. The brochure is available in English, German, and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Caregivers, Child health, Early childhood development, Educational materials, Health education, Non English language materials, Oral health, Parents, Spanish language materials

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. 2014. Children in nonparental care: Findings from the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, 14 pp.

Annotation: This research brief provides an analysis of data from the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children’s Health to describe children living in nonparental care. Contents include information about the analytic methods, findings, discussion, and limitations. Topics include demographics and household characteristics, income and program participation, health and health care, school engagement and academic performance, caregiver well-being and neighborhood characteristics, and adverse family experiences. Data are presented by caregiver type (two biological parents; one biological parent, step, or adoptive parent; and no biological, step or adoptive parents).

Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 415 F, Washington, DC 20201, Web Site: http://aspe.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Caregivers, Children, Demographics, National surveys, Research, Statistical data

Ad Council. 2014. Making a difference: Children's oral health. Washington, DC: Ad Council, 4 pp.

Annotation: This document describes a public service advertising campaign to educate parents and other caregivers about good oral health habits and motivate them to get their children to brush their teeth for 2 minutes, twice a day. Topics include strategic and creative development, campaign launch and public relations, evaluating campaign impact, and key findings.

Contact: Ad Council, Washington DC Office, 1203 19th Street, N.W., Fourth Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 331-9153 Web Site: http://www.adcouncil.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Caregivers, Case studies, Children, Health behaviors, Motivation, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Outcome evaluation, Parents, Public awareness campaigns, Public service announcements

Nelson J, Yadrich D. 2013. Family caregivers of children with special health care needs: The need for caregiver support as truly family-centered care. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, Leadership Education in Neurodevelpomental and Related Disabilities Program, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet presents information on the importance of family caregiver support to the health and well-being of children and adolescents with special health care needs and their families throughout the life course. Topics include caregiving and the life course, parent perspectives, and recommendations for health professionals. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: University of Minnesota, Leadership Education in Neurodevelpomental and Related Disabilities Program, University of Minnesota, 103 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive, S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455, Telephone: (612) 624-6830 E-mail: fond0030@umn.edu Web Site: http://lend.umn.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Caregivers, Children with special health care needs, Family centered care, Family support services, Parent professional relations

Connecticut Birth to Three System. [2010]. Early intervention home visits. Hartford, CT: Connecticut Birth to Three System, 1 video (11 min., 45 sec.).

Annotation: This online video discusses the early intervention home visit program in Connecticut. It describes what parents can expect during the visit, interacting with the primary caregiver and the child to promote early learning during routine activities such as mealtime and playtime. Models are discussed as "parent coaching" and emphasis is placed on the home visitor and caregiver working together during and after the visit in helping the infant and young child to develop. The video is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Connecticut Birth to Three System , 460 Capitol Avenue , Hartford , CT 06106, Telephone: (860) 418-6134 Secondary Telephone: (800) 505-7000 Fax: (860) 418-6003 E-mail: linda.goodman@ct.gov Web Site: http://www.birth23.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Caregivers, Connecticut, Early childhood development, Early intervention, Home visiting, Infants, Parent child relations, Spanish language materials, Young children

Family Violence Prevention Fund. [2009]. Connect: Supporting children exposed to domestic violence. [San Francisco, CA]: Family Violence Prevention Fund,

Annotation: This guide contains a three-hour curriculum, a PowerPoint presentation, and related tools intended for use in child welfare settings with foster parents, kin caregivers, and adoptive parents with all levels of experience in caring for children who have been exposed to domestic violence, or who may have cause to care for these children in the future. The resource is designed as a basic training session on the dynamics of domestic violence, the impact of exposure to domestic violence on children, and strategies for supporting children who have been exposed to violence. Online videos are provided along with mini-magazines for talking with children about violence against women. Some materials are available in Spanish.

Contact: Futures Without Violence, 100 Montgomery Street, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129-1718, Telephone: (415) 678-5500 Fax: (415) 529-2930 E-mail: info@futureswithoutviolence.org Web Site: http://futureswithoutviolence.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Training materials, Audiovisual materials, Caregivers, Child mental health, Children, Curricula, Domestic violence, Foster parents, Spanish language materials

Holt K, Barzel R. 2009. A healthy smile for your baby: Tips to keep your baby healthy (rev.). Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure is designed to educate expecting and new parents about the importance of oral hygiene and oral care during infancy. Topics include caring for an infant’s gums and teeth, giving healthy foods, and getting a dental checkup by age 1. Additional topics include the importance of primary teeth, tips to help parents keep their own mouths healthy, and resources for finding a dentist. The brochure is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1272, Telephone: (202) 784-9771 E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchoralhealth.org Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Caregivers, Educational materials, Health education, Infant health promotion, Oral health, Parents, Spanish language materials

Hoffman E, Perrin TC. 2009. Extending home visiting to kinship caregivers and family, friend, and neighbor caregivers. Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy, 27 pp.

Annotation: This report explores how home visiting can be responsive to children who spend significant time either in the care of kinship caregivers (i.e. grandparents and other relatives) when their parents are unable to provide care, or when family, friends, or neighbor (FFN) caregivers provide care for children so that their parents can work, go to school, or pursue other educational or training opportunities. The report (1) presents findings from interviews conducted by the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) with representatives from national home visiting models, as well as stake holders and experts in the field at the state and local level; (2) explores considerations and opportunities for using home visiting to serve children in kinship care or with FFN caregivers; and (3) highlights promising models for serving these populations. The report also offers recommendations for state and federal policymakers.

Contact: Center for Law and Social Policy, 1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 906-8000 Fax: (202) 842-2885 E-mail: http://www.clasp.org/about/contact Web Site: http://www.clasp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Caregivers, Child care, Children, Families, Family support Programs, Family support services, Grandparents, Home visiting, Model programs, Parents, Policy development, Research

Allegheny County Health Department, Perinatal Periods of Risk (PPOR) Team, and American Academy of Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Chapter. [2007]. Educating parents and caregivers about infant safe sleep: A guide for home visitors. Pittsburgh, PA: Allegheny County Health Department, 57 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit provides home visitors with guidance on how to provide parents and caregivers with information about infant safe sleep in a sensitive and culturally appropriate way. The toolkit includes questions to use in beginning a conversation about safe sleep. The toolkit also presents some of the most common reasons stated for not following infant safe sleep practices and suggestions for how to respond the these reasons. Illustrations are included.

Contact: Allegheny County Health Department, 3333 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, Telephone: (412) 687-ACHD Fax: (412) 578-8325 E-mail: http://www.achd.net/contact.php Web Site: http://www.achd.net/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Caregivers, Communication, Cultural sensitivity, Home visiting, Infant health, Parents, Prevention, SIDS, Safety, Sleep position, Training materials

National Consensus Process on Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual Behavior. 2006. The National Consensus Process on Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual Behavior: Interim report. [Atlanta, GA]: National Consensus Process on Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual Behavior, 50 pp.

Annotation: This interim report focuses on the National Consensus Process (NCP) on Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual Behavior, a process on sexual health in which leaders of major constituency organizations with interest in sexual health participated. The goal of the NCP is to improve sexual health and responsible sexual behaviors in America. The report includes a letter from the former U.S. Surgeon General; an executive summary; a call to action; background; and a statement of agreement covering the following topics: vision, goal, sexuality, sexual health, individual responsibility, community responsibility, outcomes, and normative differences. Also included is a discussion of NCP areas of agreement and non-agreement and supporting documents; areas for further discussion; participant observations; commentary; and NCP's future. The report includes eight appendices: (1) best practices; (2) research recommendations; (3) HIV, AIDS, STDs, and STIs; (4) education and discussion of sexual health and responsible sexual behavior for youth by parents or caregivers; (5) sexual abstinence; (6) responsible and irresponsible social behavior; (7) sexual orientation; (8) NCP ground rules and meeting dates and locations.

Contact: Morehouse School of Medicine, Center of Excellence for Sexual Health, National Center for Primary Care , 720 Westview Drive, S.W., Suite 233, Atlanta, GA 30310, Telephone: (404) 756-5044 Secondary Telephone: (404) 756-8800 Fax: (404) 756-5709 E-mail: srachel@msm.edu Web Site: http://www.msm.edu/x769.xml Available from the website.

Keywords: AIDS, Abstinence, Adolescent sexuality, Caregivers, HIV, Individual responsibility, Parents, Sexual behavior, Sexual health, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Sexuality education, Sexually transmitted diseases, Social responsibility

Smithgall C, Mason S, Michels L, LiCalsi, C, George R. 2006. Caring for their children's children: Assessing the mental health needs and service experiences of grandparent caregiver families. Chicago, IL: Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, 80 pp. (Chapin Hall working paper )

Annotation: This study explores the needs, utilization patterns, and barriers to utilization of mental health services among families in which grandparents are caring for their grandchildren in Illinois. Topics include (1) how children in their grandparents' care are doing and what do grandparents see as their service needs; (2) how caregivers' needs, particularly unmet health or mental health needs, impact children's mental health and service utilization; and (3) what, if any, barriers to mental health service utilization do grandparent-caregivers encounter. Contents also include a section on methods used to collect data for the study, a description and discussion of the findings, and references. Appendices showing the study target area and samples of data collection instruments are provided. Statistical data are provided in table formats throughout the study.

Contact: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 1313 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, Telephone: (773) 753-5900 Fax: (773) 753-5940 Web Site: http://www.chapinhall.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Grandparents, Barriers, Caregivers, Child care, Child health, Child mental health, Health services utilization, Illinois, Mental health, State surveys

Early Head Start National Resource Center. 2006. Family, friend and neighbor care in Early Head Start: Strengthening relationships and enhancing quality. Washington, DC: Early Head Start National Resource Center, 16 pp. (Technical assistance paper no. 11)

Annotation: This paper discusses ways in which Early Head Start (EHS) has become more involved in working with family, friend, and neighbor caregivers of infants and young children through the Enhanced Home Visiting Pilot Project launched in 2003. Topics include the importance of family, friend, and neighbor caregiving; the unique issues of family, friend, and neighbor care for EHS; and enhanced home visiting as an EHS response.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Caregivers, Child care, Early Head Start, Early childhood development, Families, Home visiting, Infant development, Infants, Young children

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.