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The impact of interventions for youth experiencing homelessness on housing, mental health, substance use, and family cohesion: A systematic review

Individual Author: 
Wang, Jean Zhuo
Mott, Sebastian
Magwood, Olivia
Mathew, Christine
Mclellan, Andrew
Kpade, Victoire
Gaba, Priya
Kozloff, Nicole
Pottie, Kevin
Andermann, Anne

Youth often experience unique pathways into homelessness, such as family conflict, child abuse and neglect. Most research has focused on adult homeless populations, yet youth have specific needs that require adapted interventions. This review aims to synthesize evidence on interventions for youth and assess their impacts on health, social, and equity outcomes.

The COVID-19 pandemic: A call to action to identify and address racial and ethnic disparities

Individual Author: 
Laurencin, Cato T.
McClinton, Aneesah

The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly impacted and devastated the world. As the infectionspreads, the projected mortality and economic devastation are unprecedented. In particular, racial and ethnic minorities may be ata particular disadvantage as many already assume the status of a marginalized group. Black Americans have a long-standinghistory of disadvantage and are in a vulnerable position to experience the impact of this crisis and the myth of Black immunity toCOVID-19 is detrimental to promoting and maintaining preventative measures.

Availability of child care in rural communities: Implications for workforce recruitment and retention

Individual Author: 
Henning-Smith, Carrie
Kozhimannil, Katy B.

The objective of this study was to identify differences in child care availability by rural–urban location for all counties in Wisconsin, and describe implications for recruitment and retention of health care workforce. We used data on licensed child care slots for young children (age <5), socio-demographic characteristics, women’s and men’s labor force participation, and household structure for all counties in Wisconsin in 2013 (n = 72). Data came from KIDS COUNT, County Health Rankings, and the American Community Survey.

A model for creating a supportive trauma-informed culture for children in preschool settings

Individual Author: 
Holmes, Cheryl
Levy, Michelle
Smith, Avis
Pinne, Susan
Neese, Paula

The all too common exposure of young children to traumatic situations and the life-long consequences that can result underscore the need for effective, developmentally appropriate interventions that address complex trauma. This paper describes Head Start Trauma Smart (HSTS), an early education/mental health cross-systems partnership designed to work within the child’s natural setting—in this case, Head Start classrooms.

More than a nice thing to do: A practice-based evidence approach to outcome evaluation in Native youth and family programs

Individual Author: 
Friesen, Barbara J.
Cross, Terry L.
Jivanjee, Pauline R.
Gowen, Kris
Bandurraga, Abby
Bastomski, Sara
Mathew, Cori
Maher, Nichole June

This chapter describes the activities and results of a practice-based evidence project designed to develop a framework for culturally responsive effectiveness evaluation within a community agency serving urban American Indian and Alaska Native youth and families.

Parenting stress, social support, and depression for ethnic minority adolescent mothers: Impact on child development

Individual Author: 
Huang, Cindy Y.
Costeines, Jessica
Ayala, Carmen
Kaufman, Joy S.

Rates of teenage pregnancies are higher for African American and Latina adolescents compared to their White peers. African American and Latina adolescent mothers also experience more adversities than their White peers, such as higher rates of depression, school dropout, and economic disadvantage. Furthermore, children of adolescent mothers are at higher risk for adverse development. Parenting stress and social support can impact outcomes experienced by adolescent parents and their children.

Association of maternal depressive symptoms and offspring physical health in low-income families

Individual Author: 
Thompson, Sarah M.
Jiang, Lu
Hammen, Constance
Whaley, Shannon E.

Objectives The present study sought to examine the association between maternal depressive symptoms and characteristics of offspring physical health, including health status, health behaviors, and healthcare utilization, among low-income families. Maternal engagement was explored as a mediator of observed effects. Methods Cross-sectional survey data from a community sample of 4589 low-income women and their preschool-age children participating in the WIC program in Los Angeles County were analyzed using logistic, Poisson, and zero-inflated negative binomial regression.

The co-development of parenting stress and childhood internalizing and externalizing problems

Individual Author: 
Stone, Lisanne L.
Mares, Suzanne H.W.
Otten, Roy
Engels, Rutger C.M.E.
Janssens, Jan M.A.M.

Although the detrimental influence of parenting stress on child problem behavior is well established, it remains unknown how these constructs affect each other over time. In accordance with a transactional model, this study investigates how the development of internalizing and externalizing problems is related to the development of parenting stress in children aged 4–9. Mothers of 1582 children participated in three one-year interval data waves. Internalizing and externalizing problems as well as parenting stress were assessed by maternal self-report.

The association of parent mindfulness with parenting and youth psychopathology across three developmental stages

Individual Author: 
Parent, Justin
McKee, Laura G.
Mahon, Jennifer
Foreh, Rex

The primary purpose of the current study was to test a model examining the process by which parent dispositional mindfulness relates to youth psychopathology through mindful parenting and parenting practices. The universality of the model across youth at three developmental stages was examined: young childhood (3 – 7 yrs.; n = 210), middle childhood (8 – 12 yrs.; n = 200), and adolescence (13 – 17 yrs.; n = 205). Overall, participants were 615 parents (55 % female) and one of their 3-to-17 year old children (45 % female).

Family relationships and parenting practices: A pathway to adolescents' collectivist and individualist values?

Individual Author: 
Prioste, Ana
Narciso, Isabel
Gonçalves, Miguel M.
Pereira, Cícero R.

Adolescents’ perceptions of parenting and family relationships are important variables for identifying mechanisms involved in how children acquire values and how these values are transmitted through families. In a sample of 515 adolescents, we investigated whether perceptions of the quality of parental practices would predict adolescents’ collectivist and individualist values. We hypothesized that perceived quality of family relations would mediate the relationship between the quality of parental practices and collectivist values but not of individualist values.