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Websters International. n.d.. The Bowdoin Method of parenting education. Brentwood, TN: Websters International, 14 pp., 1 videotape.

Annotation: This packet includes a brochure and informational videotape describing the Bowdoin Method of Parent Education, an education program for high-risk children. The Bowdoin Method contains three separate curricula that teach parents of children from birth through age 13 the attitudes and skills they need to prepare their children for school and life. The materials are geared toward parents with low literacy levels. Descriptions of packages of materials available for purchase, as well as order forms, are included. The packages include parenting books, games, teachers' manuals, parent prizes, posters, pre- and posttest, and videotapes. The materials are available in English and Spanish.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Audiovisual materials, Children, High risk children, Infants, Life skills, Low literacy materials, Parent education programs, Parenting skills, Parents, School readiness, Spanish language materials

Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program. 2017. Smile for good health. Richmond, VA: Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program, 1 p.

Annotation: This tip sheet provides information about the importance of oral health for overall health for infants, children, and adolescents. Contents include tips on preventing tooth decay, such as cleaning an infant’s gums and teeth after feeding; the age 1 dental visit; toothbrushing and flossing; fluoride; and dental sealants. Tips on offering water to children, wearing mouth guards, and avoiding tobacco are also included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, Dental Health Program, 109 Governor Street, Ninth Floor, Richmond, VA 23219, Telephone: (804) 864-7775 Fax: (804) 864-7783 Web Site: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/oral-health Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Consumer education materials, Disease prevention, Infants, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Parenting, Preventive health services, Spanish language materials

First Things First. 2016–. Arizona parent kit. Phoenix, AZ: First Things First, multiple items.

Annotation: This kit is designed to help parents meet the challenges of parenting and support the healthy development of their infant or young child. Contents include resources about child development, health and safety, quality child care, and school readiness. Information about the importance of oral health in young children, preventing and treating tooth decay, oral hygiene during pregnancy and infancy, and finding a dentist is included.

Contact: First Things First, 4000 North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85012, Telephone: (602) 771-5100 Secondary Telephone: (877) 803-7234 E-mail: community@firstthingsfirst.org Web Site: http://www.firstthingsfirst.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Arizona, Child care, Child development, Child health, Child safety, Childbirth, Consumer education materials, Dental care, Dental caries, Health care utilization, Infant health, Infants, Oral hygiene, Parenting, Pregnancy, Preventive health services, State initiatives, Toddlers, Young children

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2014-. Essentials for parenting toddlers and preschoolers. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help parents handle common challenges and build a safe, stable, and nurturing relationship with their child. Topics include communicating, creating structure and rules, giving directions, using discipline and consequences, and using time-out. Videos, activities for practicing positive parenting skills, and other resources are included.

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: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Child rearing, Communication skills, Discipline, Multimedia, Parenting education, Parenting skills, Parents

American Academy of Pediatrics and Futures Without Violence. 2014-. Addressing the bigger picture in pediatric settings: Adverse childhood experiences. San Francisco, CA: Futures Without Violence, 1 v.

Annotation: This module describes predictable effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on children’s physical, mental, and behavioral health. Strategies for a trauma-informed approach in the pediatric setting are described. The impact of ACEs on parenting is examined and educational resources including a safety card and video that can be used for universal education with parents to prevent the intergenerational transmission of ACEs are demonstrated.

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: Children, Continuing education, Parent education, Parenting, Professional education, Resources for professionals, Trauma care

Kemmerer C, Runnels L, Calondra T, Snebold L. 2014. Conversations with local health departments: Parenting education and skills-building program implementation capacity. Washington, DC: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 10 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This research brief describes local health department (LHDs) readiness and workforce capacity and identifies opportunities and challenges related to supporting and implementing parenting education and skills-building programs, specifically Legacy for Children. Contents include information about the 2012 Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Survey, focus groups, and results. Topics include community needs assessment and intervention fit, stakeholder engagement, planning and assessment, workforce development and support, monitoring and evaluation, and sustainability. Discussion, implications, and recommendations are included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 783-5550 Fax: (202) 783-1583 E-mail: info@naccho.org Web Site: http://www.naccho.org Available from the website. Document Number: NA581PDF.

Keywords: City health agencies, County health agencies, MCH research, Model programs, National surveys, Parenting education, State programs

Moore KA, Caal S, Rojas A, Lawner EK. 2014. Child Trends' evaluation of the Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors program: Executive summary and discussion brief. Bethesda, MD: Child Trends Hispanic Institute, 6 pp.

Connecticut Dental Health Partnership. 2014. Dental care for you and your baby. Farmington, CT: Connecticut Dental Health Partnership, 2 pp.

Annotation: This flyer provides parents with information about oral health care for themselves and their infant. It offers tips for how to keep the mouth healthy during pregnancy and explains why doing so is important for both pregnant women and their infant. Also included are tips for taking care of infants’ and children’s mouths, contact information for help finding a dentist in Connecticut, and illustrated instructions for how to use dental floss. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Connecticut Dental Health Partnership, 195 Scott Swamp Road, Farmington, CT 06032, Telephone: (860) 507-2302 Web Site: https://www.ctdhp.com/default.asp Available from the website.

Keywords: Connecticut, Consumer education materials, Dental care, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Financing, Infants, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Parenting, Pregnancy, Pregnant women, State programs

Child Welfare Information Gateway. 2013. Leaving your child home alone. Washington, DC: Child Welfare Information Gateway, 6 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for parents provides information about when it is appropriate to leave a child home alone. Topics include what to consider before leaving a child home alone (including age and maturity, legal guidelines, circumstances, and safety skills); tips for parents (including have a trial period, role play, establish rules, discuss emergencies, check in, talk about it, and don't overdo it); and resources, including state-specific links.

Contact: Child Welfare Information Gateway, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, Children's Bureau, 1250 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 20024, Telephone: (800) 394-3366 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: info@childwelfare.gov Web Site: http://www.childwelfare.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Age factors, Children, Communication, Consumer education materials, Emergencies, Parent child relations, Parenting skills, Safety

Ad Council and Partnership for Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives. 2012–. 2MIN2X. Arlington, VA: Partnership for Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources aim to motivate parents to take action to reduce their child’s risk for oral disease. Contents include public service announcements (PSAs) that communicate the importance of brushing twice a day for 2 minutes each time. The PSAs also feature activities that children can do such as watching a video, singing, or playing a video game. Additional resources provide information for parents on teaching children how to brush, visiting a dentist, flossing every day, and using fluoride. A weekly toothbrushing checklist and mobile app are included. Content is available in English and Spanish.

Contact: Partnership for Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives, Dental Trade Alliance, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 220, Arlington, VA 22203, Telephone: (703) 379-7755 E-mail: contact@healthymouthshealthylives.org Web Site: http://www.healthymouthshealthylives.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Health behavior, Health education, Motivation, Multimedia, Oral health, Parenting, Public awareness campaigns, Public service announcements, Spanish language materials

Delta Dental of Minnesota and Minnesota Head Start Association. 2012. Tooth time: A guide to caring for your child's teeth and mouth. Eagan, MN: Delta Dental of Minnesota, 20 pp.

Annotation: This guide provides information for parents and other caregivers to learn about oral health and take care of infants', children's, and adolescents'. Topics are addressed in age-appropriate sections: birth to 18 months, 18 months to 3 years, 3 to 5 years, and 5 to 18 years. Selected topics include care of the mouth, gums, and teeth; primary and permanent teeth; tooth decay; the importance of dental visits; nutrition for healthy teeth; toothbrushing; and what to do if a tooth comes out accidentally. The guide is available in English and Spanish. [Note: Contains dated information on using fluoridated toothpaste.]

Contact: Minnesota Head Start Association, 904 Valley Drive, Duluth, MN 55804, Telephone: (218) 728-1091 E-mail: info@mnheadstart.org Web Site: http://www.mnheadstart.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Consumer education materials, Developmental stages, Head Start, Health promotion, Infants, Oral health, Parenting, Spanish language materials

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

Murphey D. 2012. The Child Trends DataBank: A resource for indicators of child well-being . Washington, DC: Child Trends, 3 pp.

Annotation: This report presents information from a webinar presented by Child Trends on July 12, 2012, that focused on the Child Trends DataBank, which is a resource for indicators of child well-being. The report discusses Child Trends and offers information about the DataBank, ways to use it, and information it includes.

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 development, Adolescent health, Adolescents, Child development, Child health, Child welfare, Children, Early childhood development, Education, Families, Fatherhood, Marriage, Mental health, Parenting skills, Poverty, Program, Programs, Public policy, Resource materials, Statistical data, Trends

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. 2012. Never shake a baby (rev. ed.). [Lincoln, NE]: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure for parents provides information about why it is important to never shake a baby. The brochure explains what shaken baby syndrome is and its consequences and provides tips on what to do if an infant's crying is upsetting, how to try to stop an infant's crying, and what to do if someone suspects an infant has been shaken. The brochure is written in simple language and is available in both English and Spanish.

Contact: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, Telephone: (402) 471-3121 E-mail: dhhs.helpline@nebraska.gov Web Site: http://www.hhs.state.ne.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Child abuse, Consumer education materials, Crying, Infant development, Infant health, Mental health, Parent child relations, Parenting skills, Shaken baby syndrome, Spanish language materials

Delaware Health and Social Services, Office of the Secretary. 2012. Growing Together: Calendar for parents. New Castle, DE: Delaware Health and Social Services, Office of the Secretary, 45 pp.

Annotation: This document provides guidance for new parents about health and safety in infants and young children from birth through age 5. The document describes how infants and young children grow and learn, how to keep them safe from harm, activities that parents can do with infants and young children, and what parents can do if they are concerned about their infant's or young child's development. Contents include tips and resources on reading with infants and young children, safe sleep, what to expect and what to do at each developmental stage, helping a crying infant, recognizing high-quality child care, fatherhood, finding and using health services including immunizations, and promoting oral health.

Contact: Delaware Health and Social Services, Bureau of Oral Health and Dental Services, Jesse Cooper Building, 417 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901, Telephone: (302) 744-4554 Fax: (302) 661-7229 Web Site: http://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsm/ohphome.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Child development, Consumer education materials, Health promotion, Health services, Infants, Learning, Nutrition, Oral health, Parenting, Parents, Reading, Safety, Sleep position, Young children

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. [2011]. SCBIBS (Black infants better survival). (Columbia, SC): South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control,

Annotation: This website, which is geared toward black parents, provides information to help improve the health and well being of black children in South Carolina and their families. The site is divided into the following categories: black women, caring for infants, facts for fathers, health professionals, and dispelling myths. In each category, links are provided to information about topics that can help improve health, reduce risk for morbidity and mortality, and answer common questions.

Contact: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201, Telephone: (803) 898-3432 Fax: (803) 898-3323 E-mail: info@dhec.sc.gov Web Site: http://www.scdhec.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Blacks, Child health, Consumer education materials, Families, Fathers, Health, Health status disparities, Infant development, Infant health, Infant mortality, Low income groups, Nutrition, Parent child relations, Parenting skills, Parents, Physical activity, Prevention, Risk factors, South Carolina, Women's health

Zero To Three. [2011]. Little kids, big questions: A parenting podcast series from Zero to Three. Washington, DC: Zero to Three,

Annotation: This podcast series, which is geared toward parents, addresses common issues facing parents of infants and young children, such as helping an infant learn to sleep through the night, dealing with a picky eater, and learning to set limits on a child's behavior. Each podcast features an interview with an expert that focuses on how to apply early childhood development research to daily interactions with infants and young children. The podcasts and transcripts are available in English and Spanish. Resource lists are provided. Continuing education credits are available.

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: http://www.zerotothree.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Early childhood development, Infant development, Infants, Parent child relations, Parenting skills, Parents, Research, Spanish language materials, Young children

Kolander CA, Ballard D, Chandler C. 2011. Contemporary women's health: Issues for today and the future (4th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill, 462 pp.

Annotation: Presented in five parts, this textbook for health and community services professionals and the general public focuses on women's health issues throughout the life cycle with each chapter including a summary, review questions, resource listings and references. Contents include: pt. 1. Foundations of women's health : Introducing women's health ; Becoming a wise consumer ; Developing a healthy lifestyle -- pt. 2. Mental and emotional wellness : Enhancing emotional well-being ; Managing the stress of life -- pt. 3. Sexual and relational wellness : Building healthy relationships ; Exploring women's sexuality ; Designing your reproductive life plan ; Preventing abuse against women -- pt. 4. Contemporary lifestyle and social issues : Eating well ; Keeping fit ; Using alcohol responsibly ; Making wise decisions about tobacco, caffeine, and drugs -- pt. 5. Communicable and chronic conditions : Preventing and controlling infectious diseases ; Preventing and controlling chronic health conditions ; Reducing your risk of cancer.

Contact: McGraw-Hill Companies, PO Box 182604, Columbus, OH 43272, Telephone: (877) 833-5524 Fax: (614) 759-3749 E-mail: customer.service@mcgraw-hill.com Web Site: http://www.mcgraw-hill.com $72.80. Document Number: ISBN 0-8151-0626-2.

Keywords: Alcohol abuse, Alternative medicine, Behavior modification, Caffeine, Cancer, Cardiovascular diseases, Communicable diseases, Consumer education, Contraceptives, Depression, Developmental stages, Domestic abuse, Drug abuse, Eating disorders, Gynecology, Holistic health, Interpersonal relations, Life cycle, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Parenting, Pregnancy, Self esteem, Smoking, Stress management, Weight management, Women's health

Texas Office of the Attorney General. 2011. Maps for new dads (rev.). Austin, TX: Texas Office of the Attorney General, 55 pp.

Annotation: This guide for new fathers explains how to take care of a new baby. It includes a prenatal checklist to help fathers know what to expect before the baby is born, guidelines on supporting and maintaining a healthy partnership with the baby's mother, and advice on being a responsible father after the baby is born. The guide addresses common concerns and fears, basic care of a newborn, and the importance of ongoing involvement in your baby's life. Included are hands-on activities and notes intended to help fathers become responsible parents. The guide is available in English and Spanish. Supplemental materials include a guide for making a mobile to hang over the baby's crib, posters, and other brochures.

Contact: Texas Office of the Attorney General, P.O. Box 12548, Austin, TX 78711-2548, Telephone: (512) 936-1737 Fax: (512) 469-3157 Web Site: http://www.oag.state.tx.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Child rearing, Consumer education materials, Father child relations, Fathers, Infant care, Parenting, Paternal behavior, Prenatal care, Spanish language materials

University of California, Davis, Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. 2011. Autism Distance Education Parent Training (ADEPT) Interactive Training: Module I--Strategies for teaching functional skills. [Sacramento, CA]: University of California, Davis MIND Institute,

Annotation: This online learning module provides tools and training to help parents teach their child with autism or a related neurodevelopmental disorder functional skills using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques. The learning module includes ten interactive lessons; forms and checklists; notes on accessibility; and a glossary of terms.

Contact: University of California, Davis, MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817, Telephone: (916) 703-0280 E-mail: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/contactus/ Web Site: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Autism, Children with special health care needs, Developmental disabilities, Life skills, Parent education, Parenting

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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.