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Resources by Topic: Families

The New Economy and Child Care: Nonstandard-Hour Work, Child Care, and Child Health and Well-Being
Examines child care instability experienced by mothers with young children. Includes information from state child care administrators related to the support provided by the child care subsidy system for parents working nonstandard hours. Includes a brief discussion of rural child care deserts.
Author(s): Angela Rachidi, Russell Sykes, Kerry Desjardins, Julius Cesar Chaidez
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: American Public Human Services Association, Mathematica
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Resource Guide: Promising Programs in Native American Communities
Highlights promising programs for tribal communities in Montana. Features programs to support mental health and suicide prevention, substance abuse, social determinants of health, and diabetes prevention, among other issues.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Montana Healthcare Foundation
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Rural Families Headed by Single Adults Had Higher Poverty Rates Than Urban Counterparts in 2017
Bar chart comparing poverty rates for rural and urban families by family type, with data on all married-couple families, male-headed families with no spouse, female-headed families with no spouse, and all families.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Implementation Plan for the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council
Details the implementation plan for Opportunity Zones in economically distressed communities in rural, suburban, and urban areas. Details the roles of various federal agencies in the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council and the goals for each agency withing the Opportunity Zones program.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council
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Rising from the Ashes: How Trauma-Informed Care Nurtures Healing in Rural America
Provides an overview of trauma-informed care and how it is provided in rural communities. Highlights the provision of trauma-informed care in a rural California community after wildfires, in a Wyoming pediatrician's clinic, and by rural nurses providing assault exams with support from experts via telehealth.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Working Together for Children and Families: Findings from the National Descriptive Study of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships
Provides information about programs participating in the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships in urban and rural areas, and their activities delivering services to infants, toddlers, and families. Features statistics including number and type of partners recruited by grantees, child care partner enrollment capacity, hours of operation, staff salaries, and locations of grantees with breakdowns by 9 levels of urban or rural location.
Author(s): Patricia Del Grosso, Jaime Thomas, Libby Makowsky, et al.
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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In Rural Areas, Single-Parent Families Have Higher Poverty Rates than Families Headed by Married Couples
Bar chart showing 2007 and 2016 poverty rates for rural families with children, with data for married couples, male head of household with no spouse, female head of household with no spouse, and for all families.
Date: 02/2019
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Fruit and Vegetable Preferences and Practices may Hinder Participation in Community Supported Agriculture among Low-income Rural Families
Presents a study on the effect food preferences have on rates of participation in community agriculture programs for low-income families in rural areas. Bases results on interviews with families regarding fruit and vegetable preferences.
Author(s): Karla L. Hanson, Jennifer Garner, Leah M. Connor, et al.
Citation: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 51(1), 57-67
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
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The Effects of Home Visiting on Prenatal Health, Birth Outcomes, and Health Care Use in the First Year of Life: Final Implementation and Impact Findings from the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation-Strong Start
Reports on the implementation and results of Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation-Strong Start (MIHOPE-Strong Start) on birth outcomes, prenatal health, and healthcare use. Addresses program characteristics, including metropolitan and nonmetropolitan location, program structure and services offered, and the program effects on infants and families.
Author(s): Helen Lee, Sarah Shea Crowne, Melanie Estarziau, et al.
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Impacts on Family Outcomes of Evidence-Based Early Childhood Home Visiting: Results from the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation
Evaluates the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program with a focus on the early effects of child and family outcomes. Covers maternal health, family economic self-sufficiency, child health and development, and more. Addresses challenges for including rural areas.
Author(s): Charles Michalopoulos, Kristen Faucetta, Carolyn J. Hill, et al.
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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