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May 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This article examined how three local family support programs implemented state standards for cultural sensitivity. The authors used data from a large-scale evaluation that produced an ethnographic study of each program.
April 17, 2009 | Journal Article
In 1996, the federal government mandated that states enforce laws that prohibit the sale of cigarettes to minors. This research assesses whether increased enforcement helped lower the rate of smoking among youths.
April 3, 2009 | Journal Article
The Take Charge of Your Life (TCYL) campaign was a universal school-based substance abuse intervention. A study of the program found that TCYL participants increased use of certain substances. This article assesses TCYL's effect on mediating factors to substance use.
December 1, 2008 | Journal Article
Providing teacher, parent and student training to help kids participate in the social and academic life of elementary school does seem to lead to more successful functioning years later in early adulthood.
April 1, 2007 | Journal Article
The study's objective focused on the experience of Hurricane Katrina's evacuees to better understand factors influencing evacuation decisions in impoverished, mainly minority communities that were most severely affected by the disaster.
July 1, 2007 | Journal Article
The college setting presents an important opportunity for health promotion during a critical developmental stage for weight gain. This study is the first to examine prevalence, trends and social disparities in overweight, obesity and class II obesit ...
October 1, 2007 | Journal Article
The prevalence of overweight among children and adolescents has reached epidemic proportions: 11.5 percent among children age 2-5 years, 17.7 percent among children age 6-11 years and 17.3 percent among children age 12-19 years. Moreover, research h ...
September 1, 2005 | Journal Article
This article explores the role of changing images of drug use in rap music from the 1970s to the 1990s.
January 28, 2009 | Journal Article
Rapid repeat pregnancies (RRPs) in adolescents are poorly understood, even though they are some of the pregnancies at highest risk for poor outcomes. This study showed that aggression was associated with higher risk of an RRP, but life history factors such as abuse and depression were not.
January 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Children's Futures is a a 10-year RWJF initiative, developed a comprehensive, citywide program in Trenton, N.J. focusing on the critical time period of prenatal care to age three to ensure health and school readiness.