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U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development. 2015. Early childhood self-assessment tool for family shelters (upd.). Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development, 20 pp.

Annotation: This tool for shelter staff members contains recommendations and information on how family shelter environments, programming, policies, and staff can support early childhood safety and development. The tool contains recommendations for making shelter facilities safe and developmentally appropriate for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in five areas: health and safety, wellness and development, work force standards and training, programming, and food and nutrition. The tool categorizes recommendations by the estimated amount of resources requires. Links to references referenced in the tool and an action plan form are also included.

Contact: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Interdepartmental Liaison for Early Childhood Development, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W., Washington, DC 20447, Telephone: (202) 401-9200 Fax: (202) 205-4891 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child safety, Community action, Community health services, Early childhood development, Families, Family support programs, Homelessness, Infants, Nutrition, Policy development, Preschool children, Program development, Self evaluation, Shelters, Standards, Toddlers, Training, Work force

Wilder Research. 2014. 2012 Minnesota Homeless Study: Homeless children and their families. Saint Paul, MN: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 15 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings on children and their families who are homeless or living in temporary housing programs in Minnesota. Contents include trends on the number of families who are homeless and the number of people in families in sheltered and unsheltered settings. Additional topics include ages of children who are homeless; race and ethnicity of parents who are homeless; children's health, nutrition, and mental health; children's education; parent's housing history and access to housing; parent health and disabilities; and employment and income of parents. A discussion of the need for affordable housing and supportive services is included.

Contact: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Parkway North, Saint Paul, MN 55104, Telephone: (651) 280-2000 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Children, Families, Family characteristics, Health status, Homeless persons, Homelessness, Housing, Learning, Minnesota, Parents, School attendance, Shelters, State surveys, Statistical data, Trends

Kourgialis N, Wendel J, Darby P, Grant R, Kory WP, Pruitt J, Seim L, Redlener I. [2001]. Improving the nutrition status of homeless children: Guidelines for homeless family shelters. New York, NY: Children's Health Fund, 170 pp.

Annotation: This report is an outgrowth of concerns expressed by Health Care for Homeless Children grantees about the inadequate nutritional quality of food provided to children by homeless shelters. The report summarizes the relevant literature, describes current family shelter nutritional practices, offers guidelines and recommendations for shelter nutritional practices, and presents selected examples of "Best Practices" shelters that promote the nutrition status of children living in family shelters. Statistical information is presented in bar graphs within the report. Several appendices includes guidelines, survey methods, a list of advisory panel members, best practices, Internet-based resources, nutrition resources, and screening tools.

Contact: Children's Health Fund, 215 West 125th Street, Suite 301 , New York, NY 10027, Telephone: (212) 535-9400 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child nutrition, Children, Families, Food, Guidelines, Homeless persons, Shelters

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care. 1998. The Healing Place: Strategy transfer guideā€”Models that work. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care, 27 pp.

Able-Peterson,T, Bucy J. 1993. The streetwork outreach training manual. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Child Development Center, National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health, 149 pp.

Annotation: This manual is intended as a guide for action for people concerned about runaway, homeless youth. It describes why children run away, and how they live on the streets, including case histories. It then tells how some workers are able to reach out to the children, gain their trust, and help them to make productive lives. It describes some successful programs, and gives resources.

Contact: National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health, Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, 3300 Whitehaven Street, NW, Suite 3300, Washington, DC 20007, Telephone: (202) 687-5000 Fax: (202) 687-8899 E-mail: Web Site: $7.00 includes shipping and handling.

Keywords: Adolescents, Counseling, Hunger, Mental health, Outreach, Prevention, Prostitution, Runaways, Shelters, Training, Trust

Haack D. 1992. Suggested protocols for victims of spousal and elder abuse: A task force reference document for Colorado hospitals. Denver, CO: Colorado Department of Health, 59 pp.

Annotation: This document describes suggested protocols for health professionals for providing appropriate care to victims of suspected abuse. The protocols were developed by the Domestic Violence Protocol Development Task Force which was formed by the Colorado Department of Health. The document includes several checklists, forms, and injury charts designed to help identify and assess abuse. There is a directory of shelters and programs in Colorado for battered women and abused elders. Model programs from Denver area hospitals are also included.

Contact: Colorado Department of Health, Prevention Services Division, 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Denver, CO 80246, Telephone: (303) 692-2567 Contact Phone: (303) 692-2589 E-mail: Web Site: Training manual $40.00, video and protocol $75.00.

Keywords: Battered women, Colorado, Domestic violence, Elder abuse, Health care systems, Legal aid, Pregnancy, Protocols, Resources for professionals, Shelters, Treatment

Gordon J. 1981. Reaching troubled youth: Runaways and community mental health. Rockville, MD: National Institute of Mental Health, 204 pp.

Annotation: This book includes papers presented by runaway center workers and administrators at a conference organized by the National Youth Work Alliance and the National Institute of Mental Health. The conference suggested that runaway centers which serve adolescents fill the role of community mental health centers. The papers provide an overview of runaways and runaway centers and discuss innovative mental health services, peer counseling, long-term care, prevention, training, relationships to mental health facilities, and accreditation and licensure.

Keywords: Accreditation, Adolescents, Community mental health centers, Licensing, Mental health, Peer counseling, Prevention, Runaways, Shelters, Training


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