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Resources by Topic: Families

The Closing Digital Divide: Delivery Modality and Family Attendance in the Pathways for African American Success (PAAS) Program
Examines data from a rural, community-based trial of the Pathways for African American Success (PAAS) program, which was intended to help reduce adolescent risk behavior through evidence-based programs, including reducing teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Addresses program content and compares attendance for an in-person group program, home-mailed educational materials, and self-directed, technology-based sessions to determine which is the most effective method for reaching rural African American communities.
Author(s): Velma McBride Murry, Cady Berkel, Na Liu
Citation: Prevention Science, 19(5), 642-651
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
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A Portrait of American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Families
Describes the population characteristics of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and their families, and estimates the need for early care, education attendance, and healthcare coverage. Features statistics on rates and types of health insurance coverage for young AI/AN children and for their parents.
Author(s): Meryl Yoches Barofsky, Nina Chien, Lizabeth Malone, Sara Bernstein, Kaitlyn Mumma
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Experiences of Parents and Children Living in Poverty: A Review of the Qualitative Literature
Details a review of studies focusing on the experiences of poverty from the perspective of parents and their children. Discusses variations in perceptions of poverty and government assistance in rural areas.
Author(s): Janet Quint, Katherine M. Griffin, Jennie Kaufman, Patrick Landers, Annie Utterback
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Administration for Children and Families
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Change and Stability of Emotional Health of Rural Pennsylvania Youth During High School
Study examining changes in emotional health between 9th and 11th grade among rural Pennsylvania youth. Describes the challenges to emotional well-being for rural youth, including limited job and educational opportunities, and the influences of school, community, and family on changes in emotional health. Draws and analyzes statistical data from the Rural Youth Education Project.
Author(s): Donghui Wang, Annelise DeJong Hagedorn, Diane McLaughlin, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 34(3), 322-332
Date: 06/2018
Type: Document
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A Supermarket Double-Dollar Incentive Program Increases Purchases of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables among Low Income Families with Children: The Healthy Double Study
Analyzes results from a randomized control study at a supermarket in rural Maine to assess whether financial incentives are effective in increasing the number of fruits and vegetables low-income families purchase. Includes participants' weekly spending on fruits and vegetables, with data categorized by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation.
Author(s): Michele Polacsek, Alyssa Moran, Anne Thorndike, et al.
Citation: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 50(3), 217-228.e1
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
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The Opioid Crisis: Impact on Children and Families
Presents the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) hearing on the opioid crisis's effect on children and families. Features testimony from representatives of the 525 Foundation, Casey Family Programs, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Date: 02/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
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Challenges Related to Pregnancy and Returning to Work after Childbirth in a Rural, Tourism-Dependent Community
Discusses the challenges related to pregnancy and returning to work after childbirth in rural, tourism-dependent communities. Examines the issues of pregnancy timing and maternity leave, breastfeeding support, and child care, providing recommendations for improving conditions in each area. Results are based on a focus group of 6 women, which included 3 mothers and 3 pregnant women.
Author(s): Amanda Corbett, Carrie Henning-Smith, Kristin DeArruda Wharton, Katy Kozhimannil
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Addressing the Wicked Problem of Childhood Trauma Through a Nursing and Cooperative Extension System Collaboration
Presents a study on a trauma-informed parenting curriculum for caregivers of children removed from their parents in rural Indiana. Discusses the development of the curriculum through a collaboration between a nursing faculty and a cooperative extension educator. Details the successes and shortcomings of the intervention.
Author(s): Karen J. Foli, Stephanie Woodcox, Susan Kersey, Lingsong Zhang
Citation: Public Health Nursing, 35(1), 56-63
Date: 2018
Type: Document
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Working Families' Access to Early Childhood Education: Gaps in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont
Highlights a study on the lack of access to child care for working parents in a rural region on the border of Vermont and New Hampshire. Compares child care costs to the median family income of the area and discusses the policy implications of these gaps.
Author(s): Jessica A. Carson
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Rural Studies Program Food Insecurity in Oregon and the U.S.: Uneven Recovery in the Midst of Overall Improvement (2014-2016)
Describes the food insecurity rate in Oregon that is statistically higher than the rate for the U.S. Highlights the characteristics of the population affected by food insecurity including renters, single mothers, limited education, and rural versus urban.
Author(s): Mark Edwards
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Oregon State University Rural Studies Program, School of Public Policy and the Rural Studies Program
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