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Harris JL, Haraghey KS, Choi Y-Y, Fleming-Milici F. 2017. Parents' attitudes about food marketing to children: 2012 to 2015–Opportunities and challenges to creating demand for a healthier food environment. Hartford, CT: Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, 75 pp.

Annotation: This report presents results of a survey of parents with children and adolescents ages 2 to 17 to measure parents' attitudes about food marketing and other influences on children's eating habits and their support for policies to promote healthy eating for their children. Topics include parents' opinions about food industry self-regulation, including the ages of children who should be protected from unhealthy food marketing and whether they believe that individual food companies have delivered on their pledges to limit food advertising to children. The report also examines parents' willingness to participate in a variety of actions to encourage companies to reduce unhealthy food marketing to their children. A series of infographics is also available.

Contact: Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, University of Connecticut, One Constitution Plaza, Suite 600, Hartford, CT 06511, Telephone: (860) 380-1000 Fax: (860) 509-0009 E-mail: rudd.center@uconn.edu Web Site: http://www.uconnruddcenter.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Advocacy, Beliefs, Children, Consumer satisfaction, Consumer surveys, Food consumption, Marketing, Nutrition, Parent participation, Parenting attitudes, Policy development

Levi J, Segal LM, De Biasi A, Martin A. 2015. Reducing teen substance misuse: What really works. Washington, DC: Trust for America's Health, 99 pp.

Annotation: This report includes state-by-state youth drug overdose death rates and rankings, and a report card for how well states scored on 10 key indicators of leading evidence-based policies and programs that can improve the wellbeing of children and youth and have been connected with preventing and reducing misuse of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.

Contact: Trust for America's Health, 1730 M Street, N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 223-9870 Fax: (202) 223-9871 E-mail: info@tfah.org Web Site: http://healthyamericans.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Alcohol consumption attitudes, Alcohol consumption behavior, Children, Drug use attitudes, Drug use behavior, Health education, Health policy, Prevention programs, Protective factors, Risk factors, Smoking, Tobacco use, Young adults

Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. 2014. The impact of the children's health insurance program (CHIP): What does the research tell us?. Menlo Park, CA: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 12 pp.

Annotation: This brief reviews key data and evidence on the impact of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) on health coverage of children. Topics include the scope of benefits and financial protection, children's access to care and use of services, child outcomes, and parents' views of Medicaid and CHIP.

Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Telephone: (650) 854-9400 Secondary Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (650) 854-4800 Web Site: http://www.kff.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Attitudes, Children, Children's Health Insurance Program, Families, Health care utilization, Medicaid, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Research

Sorenson D, Brittin J, Frerichs L, Trowbridge M, Huang TT-K. 2014. Moving schools forward: A design recipe for health–Buckingham County primary & secondary school, Dillwyn, VA. Charlottesville, VA: VMDO Architects, 7 pp.

Annotation: This document examines the potential of school architecture and design to promote healthy eating and physical activity behaviors. It describes a mixed-methods evaluation research design that included data collection from students and staff in schools before and after the intervention. Topics include organizational change, children's attitudes toward school, conception of new space, and need for social intervention.

Keywords: Attitudes, Case studies, Collaboration, Facility design and construction, Feasibility studies, Health promotion, Multidisciplinary teams, Obesity, Organizational change, Physical activity, Prevention programs, Program evaluation, Public private partnerships, School age children, Schools, Social factors, Students

Isaacs J. 2013. Unemployment from a child's perspective. Washington, DC: First Focus and Urban Institute, 20 pp.

Annotation: This brief, which is part of a series of issue briefs examining he impact of the recession on children, examines unemployment from a child's perspective. It addresses the following questions: How many children are affected by parental unemployment? How does parental job loss affect children? Who are the children of the unemployed? Where do the children of the unemployed live? To what extent are families with children covered by unemployment insurance? The brief also reviews policies affecting the safety net for children of the unemployed.

Contact: First Focus, 1400 Eye Street, N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 657-0670 Fax: (202) 657-0671 Web Site: http://www.firstfocus.net Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Adolescent attitudes, Child attitudes, Child development, Child health, Children, Ethnic factors, Families, Geographic factors, Health insurance, Low income groups, Parents, Poverty, Programs, Public policy, Racial factors, Statistical data, Unemployment

U.S. Office of Minority Health. 2013. The Circle of Life multimedia program. [Rockville. MD]: U.S. Office of Minority Health,

Annotation: This website presents the Circle of Life multimedia program, a curriculum intended for American Indian/Alaska Native middle school students that is based on the medicine wheel, a teaching symbol about mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional wellness. This holistic health promotion model is meant to help students learn about making healthy choices to prevent disease such as HIV/AIDS. The curriculum is divided into seven chapter sessions that are 20-25 minutes each and is presented in a modular form that can be broken up or used in sequence either in or outside the classroom. Teacher notes and an accessible version of the curriculum are also available on the website.

Contact: U.S. Office of Minority Health, The Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 453-2882 Secondary Telephone: (240) 453-2883 Fax: (240) 453-2883 E-mail: info@minorityhealth.hhs.gov Web Site: http://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: AIDS, Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent health, Adolescent sexuality, Alaska natives, American Indians, Child health, Curricula, Educational materials, HIV, Middle school students, Prevention, Sexually transmitted diseases

Carver L, Cheung K, Revels M, Dawkins-Lyn N, Krol D. 2013. Innovations that address socioeconomic, cultural, and geographic barriers to preventive oral health care. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 31 pp. (Synthesis report)

Annotation: This report focuses on oral health innovations that integrate service delivery and work force models to reduce or eliminate socioeconomic, geographic, and cultural barriers to care. Topics include implementing multiple strategies to increase the number of children from families with low incomes who access preventive care and also to engage families and communities in investing in and prioritizing oral health.

Contact: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 50 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540-6614, Telephone: (877) 843-7953 Fax: Web Site: http://www.rwjf.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Attitudes, Children, Cultural barriers, Geographic barriers, Low income groups, Model programs, Oral health, Prevention services, Service integration, Socioeconomic factors, Work force

Murphey D, Bandy T, Moore KA. 2012. Frequent residential mobility and young children's well-being. Washington, DC: Child Trends, 9 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This brief discusses a study of a group of children younger than six who have experienced five or more residential moves to understand some of the particular demographic characteristics of this group, and to see whether they were more likely to have poor physical and/or mental health than similar children who did not experience frequent moves.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.childtrends.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child attitudes, Child development, Coping, Parent child relations, Socioeconomic factors, Young children

Bandy T, Andrews KM, Moore KA. 2012. Disadvantaged families and child outcomes: The importance of emotional support for mothers. Child Trends, 9 pp. (Research-to-results brief)

Annotation: This research brief focuses on the link between the level of support that mothers facing social and economic disadvantages receive in raising their children and their children's development. The brief provides background on the challenges faced by children from socially and emotionally disadvantaged families, describes the analysis the authors conducted, and presents findings.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.childtrends.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent development, Adolescents, Child attitudes, Child behavior, Child development, Children, Communities, Early childhood development, Families, Family support, High risk groups, Income factors, Low income groups, Mental health, Mothers, Research, Socioeconomic factors, Statistical data

Scott ME, Steward-Streng NR, Manlove J, Moore KA. 2012. The characteristics and circumstances of teen fathers: At the birth of their first child and beyond. Child Trends, 6 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This research brief presents a statistical portrait of adolescent fathers' characteristics at the time of their first child's birth; their union status (i.e., married, cohabiting, or not in a relationship) at the birth; their subsequent experience fathering a child, if any; and their residential status at birth and in young adulthood (i.e., whether they were living with their children).

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.childtrends.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent parents, Age factors, Economic factors, Ethnic factors, Fathers, Parent child relations, Public policy, Racial factors, Single parents, Statistical data, Young adults

Benedetti G. 2012. Innovations in the field of child abuse and neglect prevention: A review of the literature. Chicago, IL: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 65 pp.

Annotation: This paper examines work focused on improving the understanding of child abuse and neglect, basic human development, effective program planning, and promising systemic reforms. Contents include trends in advances in neuroscience and the developing brain in children; social context and culture, promising community prevention strategies, federal policy initiatives in public investment toward evidence-based programs, addressing needs of new parents and young children; service delivery processes and model program quality, maximizing population-level change, and the opportunities offered by new technologies.

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: Child abuse, Child neglect, Cultural factors, Early childhood development, Literature reviews, Maltreated children, Parent child relations, Parenting attitudes, Program development, Research, Social factors

Chrisler A, Moore KA. 2012. What works for disadvantaged and adolescent parent programs: Lessons from experimental evaluations of social programs and interventions for children. Washington, DC: Child Trends, 23 pp. (Fact sheet)

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about programs that work and do not work to improve outcomes for adolescent parents with low incomes and their children. The fact sheet reviews 20 parenting programs that are geared toward enhancing parents' development, educating them about effective parenting methods, or both. The fact sheet introduces the issue and reports findings for programs in six outcome areas: child outcomes: health; child outcomes: behaviors and development; parent outcomes: reproductive health; parent outcomes: mental health and behaviors; parent outcomes: education, employment, and income; and parenting outcomes. Promising approaches and future research needs are also discussed.

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.childtrends.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behaviors, Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Adolescent parents, Child development Parent support programs, Child health, Education, Employment, Family income, High risk groups, Low income groups, Mental health, Parent support services, Parenting skills, Reproductive health, Research

Benson PL, Scales PC, Leffert N, Roehlkepartain EC. 2011. A fragile foundation: The state of developmental assets among American youth (2nd ed.). Minneapolis, MN: Search Institute, 153 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the status of adolescents in terms of developmental assets. The findings are based on data from a survey—"Search Institute Profiles of Student Life: Attitudes and Behaviors"—that measures 40 developmental assets, or positive factors. The document provides information about the following: the background assets and the young people surveyed; young people's experiences of developmental assets; the deficits and patterns of high risk behavior that compromise young people's healthy development; the power of assets in relation to risky behaviors; an overall goal for well-being; and creative tensions that address challenges and opportunities of the report. Each chapter includes text, figures, and tables of data by grade and gender. Appendices offer additional details of other demographic differences.

Contact: Search Institute, The Banks Building, 615 First Avenue N.E., Suite 125, Minneapolis, MN 55413, Telephone: (612) 376-8955 Secondary Telephone: (800) 888-7828 Contact Phone: (800) 888-7828 Fax: (612) 376-8956 E-mail: si@search-institute.org Contact E-mail: search@search-institute.org Web Site: http://www.search-institute.org/ Available in libraries. Document Number: No. 0352.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent development, Community role, Cultural factors, Decision making, Education, Families, High risk adolescents, Parent child relationships, Peer groups, Positivism, School role, Self-esteem, Social interaction, Statistics

U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, National Training and Technical Assistance Center. 2011. Bullying intervention: What works. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, National Training and Technical Assistance Center,

Annotation: In this webcast, three bullying-prevention and -intervention experts provide guidance on what bullying is and discuss challenges in defining and identifying bullying behaviors. Presenters highight key findings from research on the prevalence of bullying and the varied roles that children and adolescents can play in bullying situations. Presenters also discuss actions that children and adolescents believe may be helpful in addressing bullying and best-practice strategies to communicate with adolescents who bully, are bullied, or witness bullying.

Contact: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 810 Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20531, Telephone: (202) 307-5911 Web Site: http://www.ojjdp.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Bullying, Child attitudes, Child behavior, Intervention, Prevention, Research

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. 2011. Alcohol screening and brief intervention for youth: A practitioner's guide. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 40 pp.

Annotation: This guide for primary care health professionals provides a simple, empirically derived tool for identifying children and adolescents ages 9-18 at risk for alcohol-related problems. The guide also explains why it is important to screen for such problems and how the tool helps in doing so. A pocket guide and algorithm are also available from the website.

Contact: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, , 5635 Fishers Lane, MSC 9304, Bethesda, MD 20892-9304, Telephone: (301) 443-3860 Fax: (301) 780-1726 E-mail: NIAAAweb-r@exchange.nih.gov Web Site: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent health, Alcohol abuse, Alcohol consumption behavior, Alcohol dependence, Alcohol intoxication, Child attitudes, Adolescent attitudes, Child behavior, Child health, Continuing education, High risk adolescents, High risk children, Intervention, Prevention, Primary care, Screening

National Child Traumatic Stress Network. 2010. Caring for children who have experienced trauma: A workshop for resource parents. [Durham, NC]: National Child Traumatic Stress Network,

Annotation: This PowerPoint-based training curriculum, which is designed to be taught by a mental health professional along with foster parents as co-facilitators, includes nine case studies of representative foster children ages 8 months to 15 years, as well as of secondary traumatic stress in parents. The goal of the curriculum is to help parents understand the link between trauma and their children's often baffling behavior, feelings, and attitudes and to provide parents with tools to help children move forward, to recognize and reduce the impact of their children's traumas on themselves, and to seek useful support from others. It includes a facilitator's guide, a participant's guide, and a slide kit.

Contact: National Child Traumatic Stress Network, National Resource Center for Child Traumatic Stress, , 905 West Main Street, Suite 25B , Durham, NC 27701, Telephone: (919) 682-1552 Secondary Telephone: (310) 235-2633 Fax: (919) 667-9578 E-mail: nationalresourcecenter@duke.edu Web Site: http://www.nctsnet.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Case studies, Child abuse, Child attitudes, Child behavior, Child neglect, Curricula, Families, Family support, Foster children, Foster parents, Infant behavior, Mental health, Parent support services, Parenting skills, Training, Trauma

Fox HB, McManus MA, Yurkiewics SM. 2010. Parents' perspectives on health care for adolescents. Washington, DC: National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health , 14 pp. (Report; no. 3)

Annotation: This report presents findings from a focus group study conducted with parents of adolescents from families with low incomes in four cities -- Los Angeles, Miama, Chicago, and Washington, DC -- about adolescent health care. The report provides parents' perspectives on topics such as health problems that adolescents face, experiences obtaining health care for adolescents, parents' role in their adolescent's health care, and staff and services at an ideal health care site for adolescents. The report also provides a comparison of parent and adolescent perspectives.

Contact: National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health , 1615 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 223-1500 Fax: (202) 429-3557 E-mail: info@thenationalalliance.org Web Site: http://www.thenationalalliance.org/ Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent attitudes, Parents, Parent child relations, Adolescent health, Families, Focus groups, Low income groups

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Underage Drinking Research Initiative. 2010. Parenting to prevent childhood alcohol use. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 4 pp.

Annotation: This brochure provide information on what parents can do to help their children avoid abusing alcohol. Topics include adolescent alcohol use, how parenting style affects adolescents' alcohol-use decisions, modeling, genetics, and whether adolescents listen.

Contact: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, , 5635 Fishers Lane, MSC 9304, Bethesda, MD 20892-9304, Telephone: (301) 443-3860 Fax: (301) 780-1726 E-mail: NIAAAweb-r@exchange.nih.gov Web Site: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent development, Alcohol consumption, Communication, Consumer education materials, Genetics, High risk adolescents, Parent child relations, Parenting skills, Prevention

National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, Safe Schools/Healthy Students. 2009. Preventing cyberbullying in schools and the community. Newton, MA: National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, 6 pp.

Annotation: This paper offers information about how to prevent cyberbullying in schools and in the community. The paper provides information on what bullying and cyberbullying are, and their consequences; the differences between cyberbullying and other bullying; facts about cyberbullying; and what schools and parents can do.

Contact: National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, Education Development Center, 43 Foundry Avenue, Waltham, MA 02453, Telephone: (877) 217-3595 Fax: (617) 969-5951 E-mail: info@promoteprevent.org Web Site: http://www.promoteprevent.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Bullying, Child attitudes, Child behavior, Communities, Parents, Prevention, Schools, World Wide Web

Trivedi P, Long T, eds. 2009. Framing Disabilities: The Influence of the Media—A Symposium. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, 42 pp.

Annotation: These proceedings provide information about Framing Disabilities: The Influence of the Media—A Symposium, held on June 15, 2009, in Washington, DC. The symposium explored issues related to the representation of persons with disabilities in the media and how this representation influences the public's attitudes and perpetuates stereotypes, which in turn influence decisions about school placement; employment opportunities; housing choices; use of public transportation; access to health care; and other activities, programs, and supports.

Contact: Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, Box 571485, Washington, DC 20057-1485, Telephone: (202) 687-5503 Secondary Telephone: (202) 687-5000 Fax: (202) 687-8899 E-mail: gucdc@georgetown.edu Web Site: http://gucchd.georgetown.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Attitudes, Access to health care, Adolescents with special health care needs, Children with special health care needs, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Conference proceedings, Employment, Infants with special health care needs, Mass media, Programs, Schools, Social support, Transportation

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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.