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Assessing Community Needs for Child Care

The need for child care has been documented nationally through state and national efforts, publications, and demographic studies by public, private, and federal agencies and organizations that serve the interests of children and families.

May 1, 2009 350-056
Communicating with Young Children

Communicating positively with young children helps them develop confidence, feelings of self‑worth, and good relationships with others. It also helps make life with young children more pleasant for children and parents.

May 1, 2009 350-022
Dealing With the Angry Child

Helping children learn to handle their angry feelings can be a frustrating problem for most parents and teachers.

May 1, 2009 350-021
Discipline for Young Children - A Look At Discipline

Discipline is one of the biggest problems that every parent faces. You probably have wondered: “Was I too harsh?” “Did I do the right thing when I spanked Thomas?” “Am I being too easy on my children?” or “What on earth am I going to do now!”

May 1, 2009 350-110
Discipline for Young Children - Discipline and Punishment: What is the Difference?

Effective discipline helps children learn to control their behavior so that they act according to their ideas of what is right and wrong, not because they fear punishment. For example, they are honest because they think it is wrong to be dishonest, not because they are afraid of getting caught.

May 1, 2009 350-111
Discipline for Young Children - Responding to Misbehavior

Sometimes parents are forced to take action despite all their efforts to prevent misbehavior. They may have tried changing the setting, using more “do’s” than “don’t’s,” checked on the child’s health needs, and still be faced with quarreling, misbehaving children.

May 1, 2009 350-114
Discipline for Young Children - To Prevent Misbehavior

It is easier on the parent and the child to keep misbehavior from happening than to deal with it afterward.

May 1, 2009 350-113
Discipline for Young Children - Why Children Misbehave

Children misbehave for many reasons. Once you understand why they misbehave, it is easier to know what to do about it. Ask yourself, “Why are they acting this way? What are they trying to gain by misbehaving?”

May 1, 2009 350-112
Discipline: When Children Argue and Fight

Most brothers and sisters argue and fight and most parents feel it is their duty to find out who is guilty of starting the conflict and then punishing him or her.

May 1, 2009 350-023
Families First-Keys to Successful Family Functioning: Affective Involvement

Healthy families are able to maintain a consistent level of involvement with one another, yet at the same time, not become too involved in each other’s lives. Therefore, the focus is on how much, and in what ways, family members show their interest and investment in each other.

May 1, 2009 350-095
Families First-Keys to Successful Family Functioning: Affective Responsiveness

The ways in which family members emotionally respond to each other reveals a lot about the quality of their relationships.

May 1, 2009 350-094
Families First-Keys to Successful Family Functioning: An Introduction May 1, 2009 350-090
Families First-Keys to Successful Family Functioning: Behavior Control

Family patterns of behavior are often handed down from one generation to the next. For example, have you ever caught yourself saying or doing something your parents did and wondered why you were doing it?

May 1, 2009 350-096
Families First-Keys to Successful Family Functioning: Communication

Effective communication is an important characteristic of strong, healthy families. Research identifies communication as an essential building block of strong marital, parent-child, and sibling relationships.

May 1, 2009 350-092
Families First-Keys to Successful Family Functioning: Family Roles

Roles play an extremely important part in healthy family functioning. Most researchers agree that the establishment of clear roles within a family is directly connected to a family’s ability to deal with day-to-day life, unforeseen crises, and the
normal changes that occur in families over time.

May 1, 2009 350-093
Families First-Keys to Successful Family Functioning: Problem Solving

Problem-solving is the family’s ability to resolve problems on a level that maintains effective family functioning.

May 1, 2009 350-091
Guiding the Behavior of Young Children

Guiding the behavior of young children involves establishing mutual respect and expecting cooperation. Effective
discipline is positive and child focused. It encourages self-control and appropriate behavior. Through effective
discipline, children can learn to make positive choices, learn problem-solving skills, and learn values of respect
and responsibility.

May 1, 2009 350-020
Kids, Food, and Electronic Media

What consequences can electronic media use have on children? The consequences are wide-ranging and can be both positive and negative.

May 1, 2009 348-008
Learning in Families Together: Emerging Adults Nov 18, 2013 FCS-51P
Living Well Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 1 Apr 24, 2013 281-535
Living Well Newsletter, Volume 6, Issue 2 Apr 23, 2013 370-106
Living Well Newsletter, Volume 8, Issue 1 Apr 17, 2013 FCS-15P
Living Well Newsletter, Volume 9, Issue 1 Aug 8, 2013 FCS-46P
Making Goodbyes Easier for Children and Parents May 1, 2009 350-025
Moving Ahead Together: What Works For Youth... What Works For You?

In March 1999, and January, May, and August of 2000, CSREES/USDA funded the Adolescent Growth and Development Training (AGDT), “Moving Ahead Together: What Works for Youth, What Works for You?”[AGDT CSREES/USDA training]. Forty-two teams of Cooperative Extension personnel from 37 states and the territory of Guam attended these trainings

May 1, 2009 350-803
Ongoing community-based program implementation, successes, and obstacles: The National Youth at Risk Program Sustainability Study

The National Youth at Risk Programs Sustainability Study was designed to examine the sustainability of Youth at Risk projects initially funded through the USDA/CSREES CYFAR (Children, Youth, and Families at risk) Initiative. The current report focuses on 94 Youth at Risk (YAR) projects four years after their initial grant ended and represents the latest in a series of reports focused on the sustainability of these projects.

May 1, 2009 350-804
Patterns of Project Survival

The central questions addressed in this brief report are: What is the current status of Youth at Risk projects originally funded by this USDA initiative? What are the dominant ways that projects have continued? What are the past and present roles of Cooperative Extension in supporting community-based projects?

May 1, 2009 350-800
The National Youth At Risk Program Sustainability Study

The National Youth at Risk Program Sustainability Study is an analysis of 94 community- based projects funded from 1991 to 1998 by the Children, Youth and Families At Risk (CYFAR) Initiative of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES).

May 1, 2009 350-801