Child First, an innovative home-visit program in Connecticut, is designed to stabilize families, connect them with social services, and help develop and support nurturing, responsive caregivers. ... Remarks from Darcy Lowell, M.D., Founder and Executive Director, Child FIRST ...
February 5, 2013
Program Results Report
Related "A Randomized Controlled Trial of Child First" ... Child First is a home-based early childhood intervention that works with the most vulnerable very young children and their families to reduce serious emotional disturbance, developmental and learning problems, and abuse and neglect. ...
May 22, 2014
Culture of Health
... in a way that is active and fun,” said Sam Kass, executive director of Let’s Move, the campaign launched by the First Lady to end U.S. child obesity within a generation. Similarly, the beverage industry could voluntarily stop advertising sodas that ... schools have implemented new federal school meal nutrition standards—and First Lady Michelle Obama is among those who’ve vowed to fight ongoing efforts to roll those standards back. Beverage producers have adopted new national guidelines that removed full ...
September 5, 2012
Child First, an innovative, evidence-based home-visiting program, helps to stabilize vulnerable families with very young children who are exhibiting behavioral or developmental problems, connect them with social services, and help develop and ... poverty, or substance abuse — can suffer damage to their emotional development and mental health. Child First is a home-visiting program working with families across the state of Connecticut who have very young children showing signs of severe ...
July 31, 2014
Program Results Report
Recommended Reading Stumbling Into Child Abuse Pediatrics RWJF Brings Epidemic of Child Abuse Out of Shadows What Should You Do If You Witness Child Abuse? Child First Develops an Evidence-Based Early Childhood Intervention Preventing Child Abuse ... The Kalamazoo Child Guidance Clinic in Michigan established the Family Resource Center to provide comprehensive, coordinated services to the victims of child sexual abuse and their families. ...
January 28, 2014
Program Results Report
The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study looks at the causes and consequences of childbearing outside marriage. The study team, based at Princeton and Columbia universities, shares data and findings with researchers and policy-makers. ... Recommended Reading Household Instability, Area Poverty, and Obesity in Urban Mothers and Their Children Maternal Intimate Partner Violence and Increased Asthma Incidence in Children Administration, Private Foundations Announce $35 Million Initiative to Stabilize Highest Risk Families Stabilizing Highest Risk Families Administration, Private Foundations Announce $35 Million Initiative To Stabilize Highest-Risk Families Child Advocacy Group Makes Case that Youth Programs Reduce Crime The ...
January 1, 2011
Child First helps parents empathize with their child’s experiences. The intervention explores connections between the parents’ past and current relationships and feelings toward their child. The results of the trial reported here suggest that Child First counteracts risk factors for emotional disturbance, developmental and learning disabilities, abuse and neglect. ... Child First is a family intervention that fosters sensitive, responsive, and secure parent-child relationships. This article presents results from the first randomized controlled trial of Child First. ...
October 1, 2012
... learn more about Child First ... This chapter of To Improve Health and Health Care, Volume XV, focuses on Child First, a family-based intervention to prevent mental health problems in high-risk mothers and young children. ...
May 17, 2014
... nurse leaders gives comfort to Laura J. Wood, DNP, MS, RN, the hospital’s highest-ranking nurse and its first chair for nursing. Wood joined the organization in May, 2013, as senior vice president of patient care services and as chief nursing officer. In ... of a nurse leader who can provide the voice of caregivers with the most direct proximity to patient and family needs, and who is equally able to contribute strategic business and operational insights.” The Sporing Carpenter Chair for Nursing—the first ...
February 22, 2013
Human Capital Blog
During medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia, I had my first exposure to child abuse pediatrics. As a third-year student on my pediatrics clerkship, I had the opportunity to participate in the care of a child whom I suspected had ... I had so many questions that I wanted to answer: Why did health care providers miss abusive head trauma? What factors about a child or a clinician influenced whether a case would be classified as child abuse? What could we do to improve our ...