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San Diego State University, Mainstreaming Project. n.d.. Including all of us: Caring for children with special needs in early childhood settings—Manual for child care providers. San Diego, CA: San Diego State University, Mainstreaming Project, 218 pp.

Annotation: This manual was developed to accompany an 8-hour class. It introduces the concept of mainstreaming and relates it to the principles of early childhood education and best practice guidelines for caring for children with special needs. Module one includes sections on the importance of working with families, ethical issues, laws protecting children with special needs, typical vs. atypical development, how children learn, suggestions for working with parents are included, and diversity resources. Module two deals with motor development and concludes with a bibliography and references. Module three covers social-emotional development and behavioral issues. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: San Diego State University, Mainstreaming Project, 6505 Alvarado Road, Suite 108, San Diego, CA 92120, Telephone: (619) 594-4373 Available in libraries.

Keywords: Americans With Disabilities Act, Child behavior, Child care, Child development, Children with special health care needs, Developmental disabilities, Ethics, Families, Learning, Legislation, Mainstreaming, Motor development, Parents, Psychosocial development, Special education

SHAPE America. 2016. Answering frequently asked questions about adapted physical education. Reston, VA: SHAPE America, 20 pp.

Annotation: This guidance document answers common questions about providing physical education services for students with disabilities. The document was developed as a resource for physical educators, adapted physical educators, school district administrators, and parents as they work to provide consistent adapted physical education services for students with disabilities. Contents include descriptions of advocacy resources, legal guidelines, teaching tips, and commonly used motor assessments.

Contact: SHAPE America–Society of Health and Physical Educators, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1598, Telephone: (800) 213-7193 Fax: (703) 476-9527 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessments, Disabilities, Learning, Legal definitions, Motor development, Physical activity, Physical education, Resources for professionals, School districts, Service delivery systems, Students, Teaching

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute. 2013-. teendriversource. Philadelphia, PA: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, multiple items.

Annotation: This website for adolescents, parents and guardians, educators, policymakers, and resarchers provides evidence-based information and resources to reduce adolescent driver crashes and improve adolescent driver safety. Contents include a driving plan parent guide, goal guide, and logging and rating tool; resources to raise awareness; a training program for work, school, and community educators; and fact sheets to restart a conversation with state policymakers about graduated driver licensing provisions.

Contact: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399, Telephone: (215) 590-1000 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Advocacy, Driver education, Goals, Injury prevention, Motor vehicle safety, Parents, Planning, Policy development, Resources for professionals, State legislation, Training materials

South Australia Department of Health. 2011. My health record. South Australia Department of Health, 76 pp.

Annotation: ‘My health record’ was developed with the assistance of parents, carers, child and family health nurses, midwives, social workers, dietitians, paediatricians, neonatologists, Aboriginal health workers and other health professionals. It is designed for parents to use from the time their baby is born through age 4. It covers birth details; tips on helping the child to grow and learn, tips on when to seek help, developmental milestones, and health checks for each year from 0 to 4; and has schedules for teeth eruption, growth charts, and immunization. It

Keywords: Guidelines, Cognitive development, Communicable diseases, Growth charts, Immunization, Infants, Language development, Medical history, Medical records, Motor development, Young children

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

Ragland DR, Orrick P. 2011. Transportation and health: Policy interventions for safer, healthier people and communities. [Washington, DC]: Partnership for Prevention; Berkeley, CA: University of California, Berkeley, Safe Transportation Research and Education Center, ca. 110 pp.

Annotation: This report examines the effects of transportation policies on public health in three key areas: motor vehicle-related injuries and fatalities; community design and active transportation; and the environment and environmental public health. In its analysis, the report describes which of the transportation policies can have immediate, mid-term, or long-term effects (for example, it explains how Installing streetlights and new sidewalks can have positive effects that are felt immediately. while creating boulevards for bicycles is more likely to bring about positive change over time). The information has been compiled to help shed light on the health effects of transportation policy and is intended to assist policy makers in identifying appropriate policy solutions, as well as informing other stakeholders (including the general public).

Contact: Partnership for Prevention, 1015 18th Street, N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 833-0009 Fax: (202) 833-0113 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Design, Environment, Motor vehicles, Policy, Policy development, Public health, Transportation

Early Head Start National Resource Center. 2011. Little voices for healthy choices: Nurturing bodies and minds from Birth to Three webcast. Washington, DC: Early Head Start National Resource Center, 1 DVD-ROM.

Annotation: This webcast focuses on Little Voices Healthy Choices, a national initiative to provide Early Head Start and migrant and seasonal Head Start programs with knowledge and strategies to positively influence families in their care. The initiative encompasses motor and brain development, nutrition, music and movement, and sleep. Arts experiences are also included in the initiative. The webinar includes a video that provides an overview of the initiative.

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:

Keywords: Art, Child health, Cognitive development, Community programs, Early Head Start, Early childhood development, Families, Infant development, Infant health, Infants, Initiatives, Low income groups, Motor development, Motor skills, National initiatives, Nutrition, Relationships, Sleep, Young children

Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation. 2010. North American guidelines for children's agricultural tasks. [Marshfield, WI]: Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation,

Annotation: This electronic resource presents guidelines to help adults match a child's physical and mental abilities with the requirements of different agricultural jobs. They are intended to help reduce childhood agricultural injuries. Topics include animal care, manual labor, implement and haying operations, tractor fundamentals, and other tasks. Some of the guidelines are available in Spanish.

Contact: Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, 1000 North Oak Avenue, Marshfield, WI 54449, Telephone: (800) 782-8581 Fax: (715) 389-3319 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Agricultural injuries, Child safety, Guidelines, Injury prevention, Motor development, Occupational safety and health, Psychological development, Spanish language materials

Pastor PN, Reuben CA, Loeb M. 2009. Functional difficulties among school-aged children: United States, 2001-2007. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 24 pp. (National health statistics reports; no. 19)

Annotation: This report presents estimates of basic action difficulty, which includes difficulties related to sensory, motor, cognitive, and emotional or behavioral functioning in U.S. children and adolescents ages 5-17 based on questions from the National Health Interview Survey. Selected estimates are shown for the educational and health care service use of children with and without basic actions difficulty. Methods, results, and a discussion are presented.

Contact: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 5419, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (301) 458-4020 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Behavior problems, Child health, Cognition disorders, Emotional development, Health care utilization, Motor skills, Research, Sensory impairments, Statistical data

Cawley J, Spiess CK. 2008. Obesity and skill attainment in early childhood. Cambriedge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 40 pp. (NBER working paper series no. 13997)

Annotation: This paper investigates the association between obesity and skill attainment in early childhood (ages 2-4). Data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study are used to estimate models of developmental functioning in four critical areas (verbal skills, activities of daily living, motor skills, and social skills) as a function of various measures of weight (including body mass index and obesity) controlling for a rich set of child, parent, and family characteristics.

Contact: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-5398, Telephone: (617) 868-3900 Fax: (617) 868-2742 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Early childhood development, Life skills, Motor skills, Obesity, Social skills, Verbal ability, Young children

Herbst CM, Tekin E. 2008. Child care subsidies and child development. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 45 pp. (NBER working paper series no. 14474)

Annotation: This paper assesses the impact of child care subsidy receipt on a wide range of child development outcomes (such as reading and math scores, behavior, and psychomotor skills). The paper provides an overview of the child care subsidy policy and previous research on child care, discusses data sources and the conceptual framework and econometric model, and provides results and conclusions.

Contact: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138-5398, Telephone: (617) 868-3900 Fax: (617) 868-2742 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child behavior, Child care, Child development, Government financing, Low income groups, Motor skills, Public policy

Parlakian R, Lerner C. 2008. Your child's development: 30 to 36 months. Washington, DC: Zero to Three, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for parents of young children ages 30-36 months provides information about this developmental stage. The fact sheet explains what children can do at this age and what parents can do to foster development. Helping young children develop friendships and interpersonal skills is highlighted, as is imaginary play.

Contact: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 638-1144 Fax: (202) 638-0851 Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-934019-28-3.

Keywords: Early childhood development, Emotional development, Intellectual development, Language development, Motor development, Parent child relations, Consumer education materials, , Physical development, Psychosocial development, Speech development

Kim J, Krall J. 2006. Literature review: Effects of prenatal substance exposure on infant and early childhood outcomes. Berkeley, CA: National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center, 15 pp.

Annotation: This paper highlights recent findings from academic literature concerning the debate about the consequences of prenatal substance exposure for infants and young children. The paper discusses the prevalence of substance abuse during pregnancy; research limitations; and child growth and development in the following areas: motor development, cognitive development, language skills, behavior, attachment, school performance, and physical growth. Intervention strategies, including overarching programmatic recommendations and successful service interventions for health family development, are also discussed. A conclusion and references are included.

Contact: National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center, Center for Child & Youth Policy , University of California, Berkeley, 1950 Addison Street, Suite 104, , Berkeley, CA 94720-7402, Telephone: (510) 643-8390 Fax: (510) 643-7019 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Attachment behavior, Child behavior, Child development, Child health, Cognitive development, Families: Intervention, Infant development, Infant health, Language development, Motor development, Research, Substance abuse, Substance abusing pregnant women

Herschkowitz N, Herschkowitz EC. 2002. A good start in life: Understanding your child's brain and behavior. Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press, 283 pp.

Annotation: This book discusses child brain and behavior development during pregnancy and the first six years. It is divided into four parts covering life in the womb and birth; the first year; the second year; and years three to six. Topics include brain development in the womb; birth; exploring; comfort and communications; regions of the brain; motor, language, play, and daily life milestones; discovery; toddlers and temperament; gaining competence; living together; and paths to personality. The book also provides ten guideposts for parents, a glossary, references, and an index.

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: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-309-07639-0.

Keywords: Behavior development, Brain, Child behavior, Child development, Infant development, Learning, Motor development, Personality development, Prenatal development, Speech development

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1999. The top ten public health achievements in the 20th century. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11 items.

Annotation: This resource features a series of reports published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports between April and December 1999 on 10 public health achievements, reflecting the successful response of public health to the major causes of morbidity and mortality for the period 1900-1999. Topics include vaccination, motor-vehicle safety, workplace safety, control of infectious diseases, decline in deaths from coronary heart disease and stroke, safer and healthier foods, healthier mothers and babies, family planning, fluoridation of drinking water, and tobacco as a health hazard. Critical changes in the U.S. public health system during the century are also addressed.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Cardiovascular diseases, Children, Families, Family planning, Fluorides, Food safety, Health policy, History, Infant health, Infection control, Maternal health, Morbidity, Mortality, Motor vehicle safety, Occupational safety and health, Oral health, Public health, Strokes, Systems development, Tobacco use, Vaccination effects, Water

Posner M. 1995. Putting Partnerships into Practice: Strategies for Injury Control and Highway Safety Collaboration—Conference summary. Newton, MA: Education Development Center, 20 pp.

Annotation: This document summarizes the proceedings of a conference held September 24, 1994, in Sacramento, California, which was sponsored by the National Association of Governors' Highway Safety Representatives and the State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors Association. The participants included officials from state highway safety agencies, public health services injury prevention programs, and emergency medical services; the conference focused on ways to foster interagency collaboration to reduce the duplication of efforts and to develop consistent strategies to promote injury prevention. The proceedings summarize the various sessions, panels, and workshops; the results of the conference evaluation and a list of follow-up activities are also included. [Partially funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Governors Highway Safety Association, 444 North Capitol Street, N.W., Suite 722, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 789-0942 Fax: (202) 789-0946 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Conferences, Emergency medical services, Injury prevention, Interagency cooperation, Motor vehicles, Policy development, Public health agencies, Public policy, Safety programs, State agencies, Traffic safety

Christoffel KK, Runyan CW, eds. 1995. Adolescent injuries: Epidemiology and prevention. Philadelphia, PA: Hanley and Belfus, 240 pp. (Adolescent medicine: State of the art reviews; v. 6, no. 2)

Annotation: This book contains a collection of essays by individual authors; each addresses some aspect of the epidemiology and prevention of adolescent injuries. The individual essays follow a brief commentary on methodological and conceptual issues. Topics covered are: traffic-related injuries, drowning, suicide, the role of handguns in homicides among adolescents and young adults, family violence and development during adolescence, occupational injuries, adolescent injury prevention in primary care, peer violence prevention programs in middle and high schools, post-traumatic stress disorder, and the role of mass media in injury causation and prevention.

Contact: Hanley and Belfus, 210 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, Telephone: (215) 546-4995 Contact Phone: (800) 962-1892 $33.00, no shipping and handling charge if prepaid. Document Number: ISBN 1-56053-190-8.

Keywords: Adolescent development, Adolescents, Drowning, Epidemiology, Family violence, Firearms, High schools, Homicide, Injuries, Mass media, Middle schools, Motor vehicle injuries, Occupational injuries, Peer groups, Physician patient relations, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Prevention, Prevention programs, Primary care, School based programs, Suicide, Violence prevention, Young adults

Children's Safety Network. 1994. Building safe communities: State and local strategies for preventing injury and violence. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 190 pp.

Annotation: This manual provides descriptions of injury prevention projects implemented in several states. These projects were carried out by state and local departments of health, and by other health/injury-related entities. Interventions cover 12 specific injuries and two overarching contributing factors—firearms and alcohol. For each project, the manual describes the problem, the project objective(s), components, maternal and child health (MCH) role, resources needed, lessons learned, and evaluation. These cases represent concrete examples of what has been tried, what has worked, and what has not. The case studies are indexed by age group protected, by primary target audience, by state, and by MCH setting. Appendices include nine key injury prevention activities for state MCH agencies, and a sample case study format. [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 for loan.

Keywords: Alcohol, Assault, Bicycles, Burns, Case studies, Correlates of injury, Drowning, Evaluation, Family violence, Firearms, Homicide, Injury prevention, Motor vehicles, Occupational injuries, Playgrounds, Program development, Residential injuries, Sexual abuse, Sports, Suicide

Shonkoff JP, Hauser-Cram P. 1993. Early intervention: Child development and family adaptation. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 10 pp. (Research roundtable summary; no. 5)

Annotation: This report summarizes a Maternal and Child Health Bureau project on the efficacy of early intervention services to families and family adaptations presented at a seminar December 2, 1993. The study focused on three target groups: children with Down syndrome, children with motor impairments, and children with developmental delays. The report concludes with reaction to the project and a list of references. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Photocopy available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Child development disorders, Children with special health care needs, Down syndrome, Early intervention, Family centered care, Family support services, MCH research, Motor development, Social services

Children's Safety Network. 1991. Child Health Day 1991: A selected annotated bibliography. [Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health], 31 pp.

Annotation: This annotated bibliography includes items recommended by members of the planning committee for Child Health Day 1991. Sections of the bibliography address overviews of injury issues; injury data; program components (overview, program development, advocacy, coalition building, and training); and injury types and causes (overview, bicycles, child care, drowning, falls, firearms, fire/burns, motor vehicles, occupational injuries, pedestrians, playgrounds, sports, toys, and violence). The bibliography also contains resource lists. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 Contact Phone: (703) 625-7802 E-mail: Web Site: Photocopy available at no charge. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCHE014.

Keywords: Advocacy, Bicycles, Burns, Child Care, Children, Coalitions, Curricula, Data, Directories, Drowning, Educational materials, Falls, Firearms, Fires, Health observances, Injury prevention, Motor vehicles, Occupational injuries, Pedestrians, Playgrounds, Program development, Sports, Toys, Traffic safety, Violence

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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.