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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

Partridge S. n.d.. PROJECT AIMS [Final report]. Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, 37 pp.

Annotation: Project AIMS worked to strengthen the capacity of Maine's service system (including P.L. 99-457 efforts) to meet the emotional health needs of young children (birth to 5 years old) and their families. The project objectives were to: (1) Establish a multidisciplinary network of project associates; (2) develop and field-test an emotional health brief assessment tool for children birth to 5 years old; (3) recommend to the service network methods of conducting comprehensive psychosocial assessments of children/families with emotional difficulties; and (4) strengthen treatment services which facilitate attachment, interaction, mastery, and support within families. [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 PB93-158608.

Keywords: 99-457, Community-Based Health Services, Coordination of Health Care, Data Collection, Early Intervention, Emotional Health, High risk children, High risk groups: Families, L, P, Parent-Child Interaction, Screening Tools

Bauchner H. 1996. Parent-Focused Intervention to Reduce Pain During Procedures [Final report]. Boston, MA: Trustees of Health and Hospitals of the City of Boston, 27 pp.

Annotation: Invasive procedures are a painful and frightening experience for young children. Although most parents want to be with their children during invasive procedures, many are excluded. Preliminary studies suggest that parental anxiety and physician concern about the success of the procedure, in part, determine why some parents are present and others are not. The purpose of this study was to determine if a simple parent-focused intervention can reduce the child's pain during common invasive procedures, reduce parental anxiety, and improve the success of the procedure. [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 PB97-155360.

Keywords: Parent Education, Parent-Child Interaction, Parents

Greenberg M. 1993. Familial Adaptation to Developmentally Delayed Children [Final report]. Seattle, WA: University of Washington, 44 pp.

Annotation: This investigation had two major objectives: (a) Determining whether parents of a developmentally delayed child differ from control parents across measures of parent-child interaction attitudes, family status, coping resources, and perceived stress; and (b) identifying the degree of stress perceived by these families and the moderating effect of various coping resources on family adaptation. The hypothesis was that families with a developmentally delayed child report greater stress, and this stress adversely impacts both the family in general and its individual members. The findings reveal that there is great heterogeneity in the family life, stress levels, and coping ability of families with young children with non-specific developmental delays, and having a child with developmental delays is likely to place one at more risk under conditions that might already by challenging, such as single parenting. [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 PB95-208641.

Keywords: Children, Developmentally Delayed, Parent-Child Interaction, Parents, Stress

Simons R. 1992. Nature, Origins, and Consequences of Conceptions of Parenting [Final report]. Ames, IA: Iowa State University, 52 pp.

Annotation: This study investigated the nature, origins, and consequences of adult and adolescent views of the role of the parent (conceptions of parenting). Specifically, the study sought to: (1) Develop a causal model of the determinants of parental behavior, with parenting beliefs constituting a component of the model; and (2) develop and test hypotheses on how parenting beliefs are learned. This portion of the study examined the extent to which beliefs about parenting are transmitted across generations. The findings indicated that determinants of parenting practices include degree of satisfaction with the parent-child relationship and the type of parenting the mother and father received as children. The study also found evidence to support the contention that socialization of parenting beliefs differs by gender of the child. [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 PB93-180206.

Keywords: Adolescents, Parent-child interaction, Parenting attitudes, Parents, School-age children, Siblings

Urbain E. 1991 (ca.). Parent Outreach Project [Final report]. St. Paul, MN: Wilder Foundation, 38 pp.

Annotation: This project sought to develop and demonstrate a replicable, collaborative, interagency prevention intervention model using existing professional casework services, community education, and community-based social support for a population at risk for potential child maltreatment. Important components of the project included home visits by nurses and volunteers. Public health nurses conducted assessments in the home and monitored the developmental progress of the child, while a volunteer "parent befriender" offered support and helped build the parent's self-esteem and strengthened parent-child relationships. [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 PB93-146272.

Keywords: Child Abuse and Neglect, Counseling for Parents, Injuries, Injury Prevention, Intervention, Parent-Child Interaction, Parents

Yerby M. 1990. Epilepsy in Pregnancy: Developmental Followup of Infants: [Final report]. Seattle, WA: University of Washington, 35 pp.

Annotation: This project studied the effects of epilepsy on pregnancy outcomes. The purpose of the study was to: (1) Examine the outcome of infants exposed in utero to antiepileptic drugs and/or to maternal seizures, and compare their outcome to that of a group of infants without such exposure; and (2) look for correlates in pregnancy (i.e., seizure type and frequency, and antiepileptic drug use) that may predict adverse outcome. A group of pregnant women with epilepsy, a group of nonepileptic pregnant women, and the case and control infants were followed for a period of three years. Case children had a statistically significant higher mean number of minor anomalies per child (5.05) than the control children (3.65). Given the results of the study, with similar rates of malformations with exposure to the common antiepileptic drugs, it was suggested that maternal antiepileptic drugs be chosen for the most effective maternal seizure control. Further research is needed to address the neurodevelopmental effects of these medications. [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 PB92-135870.

Keywords: Bayley Scales, Birth Defects, Breastfeeding, Child Development, Epilepsy, High risk infants, High risk mothers, High risk pregnancy, Neuromotor Status, Parent-Child Interaction, Pregnant Women, Seizures, Stanford-Binet IV

   

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.