Friday, November 1, 2013

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Breaking Research
The Head Start program relies on a healthy staff to achieve its goal of improving school readiness for children in poverty, but many of the staff working in Pennsylvania's Head Start programs report poor physical and mental health. In an article published yesterday in the CDC's journal, Preventing Chronic Disease, Child Trends' Rachel Gooze, along with Temple University colleagues Robert Whitaker and others, describes physical and mental health conditions from an anonymous online survey of over 2,100 women working in Pennsylvania Head Start programs. The authors note the need for a compassionate response and constructive approaches to improving staff wellness for these adults, especially considering their low wages and the stressful nature of working with children and families in poverty.
Trend Lines Blog
After each all-too-common school shooting, violent classroom episode, or student suicide, there is talk about resilience in schools. Why is it that some students bounce back from adversity and others do not? In our latest blog post, we look at the components of resilience, strategies that build resilience in schools, and strategies to help students recover from a traumatic event.
Chronic conditions 
Among adolescents with a special health care need, nearly one-third missed seven or more days of school in the previous year. Among parents of adolescents with a special health care need, more than one-quarter incurred more than $1,000 annually in out-of-pocket expenses connected with their child's care. Read our latest brief on adolescent health.
New Report
A qualitative study finds that low-income parents' expectations for child care are lower than most professional standards. This study, conducted by Child Trends' Nicole Forry and others, and published in the Journal of Children and Poverty, also found strong alignment, for the most part, between parents' definitions of high-quality care and their priorities for their most recent child care search. Parents focused less on structured learning opportunities when discussing child care priorities and more on practical features of care. Findings from this study could be used to inform marketing and design of consumer education campaigns, QRIS, and survey development.
Free Webinar
Child Trends and the ZERO TO THREE Policy Center invite you to join us for a webinar on state child welfare policies that support infants and toddlers. The webinar will feature findings from our recently-released joint report, Changing the Course for Infants and Toddlers: A Survey of State Child Welfare Policies and Initiatives, and share how three states' policies and practices reflect a developmental approach to child welfare services for young children.

Monday, Nov 18th
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