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Langley M. n.d.. Continuum's Minority Connection Project [Final report]. Atlanta, GA: CONTINUUM Alliance for Healthy Mothers and Children, 32 pp.

Annotation: This project aimed to reduce postneonatal mortality rates associated with inadequate parenting skills and poor utilization of prenatal and child health care services. Activities included establishment of a resource mothers program in which church women were trained to assist pregnant women in negotiating the health care and social services systems, and implementation of a teen peer counselor program. The project also established self-sustaining local coalitions to monitor and address problems that contribute to poor pregnancy outcomes. [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: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB93-196889.

Keywords: Access to Health Care, Adolescents, Blacks, Clergy, Community-Based Health Services, High risk groups, High risk pregnancy, Infant Mortality, Low income groups, Postneonatal Mortality, Pregnant Women, Prenatal Care, Religious organizations, Rural Populations

Strahs B. n.d.. Family Shelter Project [Final report]. Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Department of Public Health, 66 pp.

Annotation: This project addressed the dramatic rise in homelessness and substance abuse, the relationship between the two problems, and the increasing number of homeless families. The Family Shelter Project provided leadership and coordination for a broad range of health, social, and educational services to be provided to pregnant women, mothers, and children in a therapeutic community which has been established within a city shelter for homeless families. In addition, the project established a professional development collaborative to enhance the capacity of health professionals and those in related professions to serve the homeless, particularly the substance-abusing maternity services population. [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: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB93-216208.

Keywords: Child Abuse and Neglect, Collaboration of Care, Education of Health Professionals, Families, High risk groups, Homeless, Low income groups, Mothers, Pregnant Women, Prenatal Care, Substance Abuse, Urban Populations

Wulczyn F, Ernsgt M, Fisher P. 2011. Who are the infants in out-of-home care?: An epidemiological and developmental snapshot. Chicago, IL: Chapin Hall, 11 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This brief focuses on infants in the foster care system and their unique needs, developmental vulnerabilities, and strengths. The brief examines five key domains in which infants in the out-of-home population differ from older children, including (1) incidence of first-time out-of-home placements, (2) duration in care, (3) experiences in care, (4) characteristics, and (5) vulnerability for delayed development.

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: Available from the website.

Keywords: Cognitive development, Emotional development, Families, Foster care, Foster children, High risk populations, Infant behavior, Infant development, Infant health, Infants, Intellectual development, Low income groups, Motor development, Racial factors, Vulnerability

Early Head Start National Resource Center. 2011. A closer look at the Early Head Start Home-Based Program option. Washington, DC: Early Head Start National Resource Center, 1 DVD-ROM.

Annotation: This webcast focuses on Early Head Start's home-based program option. The webcast explains why some families enrolled in Head Start choose the home-based option and discusses what the program offers. The webcast also discusses how the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has allocated additional funds to states for home visiting programs for children and families living in at-risk communities.

Contact: Early Head Start National Resource Center, Office of Head Start, Eighth Floor Portals Building, Washington, DC 20024, Telephone: (844) 261-3752 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent parents, Early Head Start, Families, Federal programs, High risk groups, Home visiting, Infants, Low income groups, Parenting skills, Pregnant women, Relationships, Rural populations, Young children

Fish M. 2007. Infancy to middle childhood in rural Appalachia: [Final report]. Huntington, WV: Department of Family and Community Health, Marshall University School of Medicine, 14 pp.

Annotation: This final report focuses on the Infancy to Middle Childhood in Rural Appalachia project during the period January 1, 2003, through December 31, 2006. The purpose of this project was to continue investigation, into middle childhood, of an under-studied but high-risk group: low-socioeconomic-status rural Appalachian children. This research built on two earlier projects that studied the socioemotional and cognitive development of low-income rural Appalachian children in infancy and during the period of preschool through kindergarten. The report is divided into the following sections: (1) introduction, (2) review of the literature, (3) study design and methods, (4) presentation of findings, (5) dissemination of findings, and (6) list of products. References are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Children, Final reports, High-risk children, Low income groups, MCH research, Rural populations, West Virginia

Brendtro LK, Brokenleg M, Van Bokern S. 2002. Reclaiming youth at risk: Our hope for the future (Rev. ed.). Bloomington, IN: National Educational Service, 160 pp.

Annotation: This book focuses on the interactions between high risk adolescents and their environments rather than the traits of the troubled youths. There are three sections. The first focuses on destructive relationships; feelings of insecurity, inadequacy, and failure; powerlessness and learned irresponsibility, and the sense of lost purpose. The second section summarizes a Native American philosophy of child rearing. The final section outlines principles and approaches for working with high risk adolescents.

Contact: National Educational Service, 1610 West Third Street, P.O. Box 8, Bloomington, IN 47402, Telephone: (800) 733-6786 Secondary Telephone: (812) 336-7700 Fax: (812) 336-7790 Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescent psychology, Adolescents, American Indians, High risk populations, Philosophy, Psychological needs

Hurth JL, Goff PE. 2002. Assuring the family's role on the early intervention team: Explaining rights and safeguards (2nd ed.). Chapel Hill, NC: National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System, 13 pp.

Annotation: This booklet provides information on procedural safeguards of the early intervention system that are designed to protect the interests of both the families of young children with special needs and the service providers under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), part H. Ways to explain procedures for complaint resolution and strategies for establishing opportunities for family input are presented. The booklet contains principles and examples of family-friendly language from materials submitted by early intervention programs across the country. The IDEA regulations on procedural safeguards are included.

Contact: Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center, Campus Box 8040, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040, Telephone: (919) 962-2001 Secondary Telephone: (919) 843-3269 Fax: 919.966.7463 E-mail: Contact E-mail: Web Site: $6.00 includes shipping and handling; quantity discounts available.

Keywords: Children with developmental disabilities, Development, Dispute resolution, Early childhood education, Early intervention, Family centered services, Federal legislation, High risk populations, Infants, Special education, Special health care needs, Toddlers

Aday LA. 2001. At risk in America: The health and health care needs of vulnerable populations in the United States. (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 372 pp. (Jossey-Bass health series; Jossey-Bass social and behavioral science series)

Annotation: This book focuses on nine vulnerable populations within the United States which are considered to be at high risk for health and social problems. The author discusses the major political, social, and economic factors that have caused an increase in the numbers of persons at risk. The nine high-risk populations identified by the author are: high-risk mothers and infants, persons who have chronic illness and disabilities, persons with AIDS, persons who have mental illness and disabilities, those who abuse alcohol and other drugs, those prone to suicide or homicide, families who are abusive, people who are homeless, and immigrants and refugees. The author examines data and trends within these populations, as well as issues of access, cost, and quality of care.

Contact: Jossey-Bass Publishers, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Corporate Headquarters, 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, Telephone: (201) 748-6000 Fax: (201) 748-6088 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: AIDS, Adolescents, Children, High risk populations, Mental health, Minority health, Policy analysis, Special health care needs, Substance abuse, Women

Fleming, M. 1996. Healthy Youth 2000: A mid-decade review. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association, 49 pp.

Annotation: This report presents data on the adolescent components of the "Healthy People 2000" objectives for 1987 through 1993. Interviews with experts include discussions on what progress is being made towards the objectives, why the objectives are not being met, and what recommendations are proposed for achieving the objectives. Subjects covered are physical activity and fitness, nutrition, tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, family planning, mental health and mental disorders, violent and abusive behavior, unintentional injuries, sexually transmitted diseases, and clinical preventive services. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: American Medical Association, Adolescent Health Program, 515 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60610, Telephone: (800) 621-8335 Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHI115.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Disease prevention, Health promotion, Healthy People 2000, High risk populations, Statistics

U.S. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. 1996. From the source: A guide for implementing perinatal addiction prevention and treatment programs. Rockville, MD: U.S. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, 196 pp. (CSAP implementation guide)

Annotation: This guide describes how to design, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive prevention and treatment program for women involved in or in danger of perinatal substance abuse. It is based on experiences of the CSAP Pregnant and Post-partum Women and their Infants (PPWI) demonstration projects. Aimed at teachers, community health workers, and doctors, the guide discusses the mechanics of implementing the program and dealing with clients, not the content of counseling sessions. It includes many references, resource lists, brief guides, and reproducible forms.

Keywords: Alcohol use during pregnancy, Drug use during pregnancy, High risk populations, Infants, Mothers, Pregnancy outcome, Program budgeting, Program development, Program evaluation, Program planning, Smoking during pregnancy, Substance abusing pregnant women, Women

Thompson LS, Sheahan PM. 1994. Health care of incarcerated youth: State programs and initiatives. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 102 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the results of a survey of workshop participants who had attended national and regional conferences sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau concerning meeting the health service needs of incarcerated youth. After a brief analysis of the overall survey results, the report presents state profiles that indicate the goals and objectives set during the conferences, and lists the program, community, and state actions taken to meet identified goals. The report also includes current initiatives and contact information by state. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Child health, Children, Correctional institutions, Health services, High risk populations, Incarcerated youth, State MCH programs

Eagle CJ, Colman C. 1993. All that she can be: Helping your daughter achieve her full potential and maintain her self-esteem during the critical years of adolescence. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 252 pp.

Annotation: This book is written for parents of adolescent daughters. The purpose is to help parents help their daughters maintain self-esteem through the adolescent years. Sections cover puberty, peer pressure, dating, sexuality, school performance, and self-destructive behaviors. Also covered are divorce and its effect on families, identifying adolescent girls at risk, and family dynamics.

Contact: Simon and Schuster, 1230 Avenue of the Americas , New York, NY 10020, Telephone: (212) 698-7000 Contact Phone: (800) 223-2336 Web Site: $22.00 plus shipping and handling.

Keywords: Adolescent psychology, Adolescents, Families, Father child relations, High risk populations, Mother child relations, Parenting, Psychosocial development, Puberty, Self esteem, Sexuality

Anastasiow NJ, Harel S, eds. 1993. At-risk infants: Interventions, families and research. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company, 191 pp.

Annotation: This book draws upon the work of researchers and practitioners worldwide to examine prenatal, perinatal, and neonatal development. This reference offers research from animal and human studies that affect early intervention efforts. Chapters provide information on factors that make an infant at risk; new ideas and tests for assessment and identification; strategies to enhance family involvement in intervention efforts; and suggestions for future research that can help decipher the many facets of intervention efforts.

Contact: Brookes Publishing, P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624, Telephone: (800) 638-3775 Secondary Telephone: (410) 337-9580 Fax: (410) 337-8539 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Assessment, Early intervention, High risk populations, Infant health, Infants, Infants with developmental disabilities, Infants with special health care needs, Low birthweight infants, Screening

National Research Council, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. 1993. Losing generations: Adolescents in high-risk settings. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 276 pp.

Annotation: This book is the consensus report of the National Research Council's Panel on High-Risk Youth. The report presents the panel's findings on deteriorating environmental factors that exacerbate adolescent risk behavior. The panel reviews the existing state of U.S. employment opportunities, family relations, neighborhood conditions, health care services, educational facilities, vocational counseling, and social systems as they impact on adolescents. The importance of community-based interventions and services is addressed in the context of the panel's findings.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Contact Phone: (800) 624-6242 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Community based services, Cultural barriers, Culturally competent services, Education, Employment, Family economics, High risk populations, Intervention, Juvenile justice, Poverty, Socioeconomic factors, Statistics, Welfare services

U.S. General Accounting Office. 1993. Poor preschool-aged children: Numbers increase but most not in preschool. Washington, DC: U.S. General Accounting Office, 80 pp.

Annotation: This final report from the General Accounting Office Human Resources Division to the Senate examines two areas of preschool-aged children. First, the number and characteristics of preschool-aged children, 3 to 4 year olds, was determined. Also examined was how these numbers changed between 1980 and 1990. Second, the GAO examined the differences in preschool participation rates for children by income level, age, other demographic characteristics, and location. The Senate requested this information from the GAO for the reauthorization of the Head Start program.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: GAO/HRD-93-111BR, 7/21.

Keywords: Child health, Children, Demographics, Head Start, High risk populations, Poverty, Preschool children, Statistics

Thompson LS, ed. 1992. Health care of black male children and adolescents: Report from the Annapolis summit. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 74 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the proceedings of the Summit on the Health Care of Black Male Children and Adolescents, held July 26–27, 1991, in Annapolis, Maryland. The goals of the meeting were to (1) develop a strategic plan for the primary prevention of health and social problems of black male children, and (2) increase awareness of the health and social needs of this population. Topics included strategic planning, methods of reducing barriers, correctional health care, state Title V programs, social work training, interdisciplinary university training, the role of historically black colleges and universities, family involvement, and the private sector. Funding priority requirements are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Blacks, Child health, Health services, High risk populations, Males, Minority health, Youth

Biro FM. 1992. Adolescents and sexually transmitted diseases. Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 23 pp. (Maternal and child health technical information bulletin)

Annotation: This document provides a brief overview of recent literature on adolescents and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Material includes information on the prevalence and nature of sexual activity among adolescents; risk factors associated with STDs, including race, gender, age, psychological and cognitive factors, and socioeconomic level; prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment of six sexually transmitted diseases and/or syndromes; and various approaches to their prevention.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHF026.

Keywords: Adnexitis, Adolescent health, Adolescent sexuality, Adolescents, Chlamydia infections, Condoms, Costs, Gonorrhea, Herpes simplex, High risk populations, Prevention programs, Racial factors, School based clinics, Sexual health, Sexually transmitted diseases, Syphilis

U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Select Committee on Hunger. 1992. Street children: A global disgrace—Hearing. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 98 pp. (102nd Congress, 1st Session; serial no. 102-17)

Annotation: On November 7, 1991, members of the House Select Committee on Hunger met to hear statements by a panel of representatives from child advocacy organizations on the global problem of street children, a large percentage of whom are homeless, while others live at home and work on the street to supplement meager family incomes. This report from the hearing includes the presentations made by the panelists, their subsequent discussion, previously prepared statements, and supplemental informational materials on street children.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: Web Site: Price unknown. Document Number: GPO 51-244.

Keywords: Agencies, Child abuse, Child advocacy, Child neglect, Child welfare, Children, Children with special health care needs, Congressional hearings, High risk populations, Homeless persons

Larner M, Halpern R, Harkavy O. 1992. Fair start for children: Lessons learned from seven demonstration projects. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 269 pp.

Annotation: This book describes the experiences of a Ford Foundation grants program called Child Survival/A Fair Start, which operated between 1982 and 1989. This program worked with barrio families in Texas, young black mothers in rural Alabama, isolated Appalachian families, Mexican-American farmworkers living in south Florida camps, recent Haitian immigrants, adolescent parents in several cities, and Caribbean residents of a crowded neighborhood in New York City on issues related to infant health and development. The projects were staffed by trained paraprofessionals from the community. Individual chapters on each of the seven projects describe the concerns and living conditions of the families served; the project objectives, curriculum, and staff; the methods and findings of project evaluation; and the program elements continued in the community after the initial funding ended. Concluding chapters provide a cross-project view of the process of program implementation, the costs of the services, and the overall effectiveness of the program.

Contact: Yale University Press, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520-9040, Telephone: (203) 432-0960 Fax: (203) 432-0948 Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Case studies, Children, Children, Health supervision, High risk populations, Infant development, Infant health, Low income groups, Minority groups

Frymier J. 1992. Growing up is risky business, and schools are not to blame: Final report—Phi Delta Kappa study of students at risk, Vol. 1. Bloomington, IN: Phi Delta Kappa, 246 pp.

Annotation: This first volume of the two volume final report surveyed over 21, 000 students on 34 factors which other research has shown to contribute to risk. The risk factors include suspension from school, attempted suicide, abuse, drug use, death or illness in family or friends, parental divorce, parental income level, education level, and drug use. The first volume describes the details of the study including a brief overview of the methodology and general results of the study. Statistical information and a literature review of previous risk studies are provided. Final chapters focus on what schools are doing to help students at risk, and other strategies for working with these students. Volume 2, "Assessing and Predicting Risk Among Students in School, " displays the data collected and gives details about the research methodology.

Contact: Phi Delta Kappa International, , 408 North Union, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47405-3800, Telephone: (800) 766-1156 Secondary Telephone: (812) 339-1156 Fax: (812) 339-0018 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-87367-730-7.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, High risk populations, Literature reviews, Risk assessment, School role, School surveys, Students

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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.