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The incarceration of a loved one can be very overwhelming for both children and caregivers. It can bring about big changes and transitions. In simple everyday ways, you can comfort your child and guide her through these tough moments. With your love and support she can get through anything that comes her way. Here are some tools to help you with the changes your child is going through. (Author abstract)
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Divorce can be a big challenge for both children and parents. Though times may be difficult, children can emerge feeling loved and supported. You can all grow through these family changes and discover just how strong you really are. You are not alone. Family, friends, neighbors, and others are there to offer support. Here are some tools to help your child through your divorce.(Author abstract)
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The five protective factors at the foundation of Strengthening Families are characteristics that have been shown to make positive outcomes more likely for young children and their families, and to reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. The five factors are: 1. Parental Resilience 2. Social Connections 3. Concrete Supports 4. Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development 5. Social and Emotional Competence of Children. Learn more about the research-based Protective Factors Framework on this webpage. (Author abstract modified)
This edition of South Dakota Kids Count Quarterly examines results of the 2009/2010 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN). More specifically, it compares and contrasts six outcomes identified by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau for Native Americans/Alaskan Natives in seven States: Arizona, Alaska, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. Data on 40,242 children were obtained from the Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health. Six State outcomes are discussed and data compared in the following core outcomes: families are…
This fact sheet explains that healthy brain development depends on attentive, nurturing caregiving in infancy and early childhood and emphasizes the need to provide early and intensive support to families with multiple risk factors to help parents develop critical nurturing skills during the prenatal, infancy, and toddler periods. The benefits of family home visiting in Rhode Island are discussed, and information is provided on the enrollment of 869 Rhode Island families into federally funded Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) programs. Charts show the number of…
This fact sheet explores results of the 2009/2010 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN) and compares and contrasts the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s six outcomes for South Dakota and the nation. It begins with background information on the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the Maternal and Child Health Services Black Grant, and the six core outcomes that describe what families should expect for the service system. The six care areas are: partnering with families in shared decision-making for child’s optimal health; coordinated, ongoing, comprehensive care…
This fact sheet offers a brief overview of the first of seven concepts outlined in the Healthy Relationship and Marriage Education Training (HRMET), Care for Self. Information is shared on why self-care, including physical, emotional/mental, sexual, and spiritual well-being, is so important to the health of romantic relationships. An overview is given on why encouraging Care for Self is important to child welfare services.
This fact sheet is for individuals and couples who are interested in learning more about self-care, including healthy eating, physical activity, regulating emotions, and sexual health and intimacy in order to make it easier to care, share, and connect with their partner and family.
This publication offers information for parents and caregivers on adolescent cognitive development and offers tips for social service agents and parents on how to encourage healthy cognitive development.
This fact sheet provides some tips on how to prepare children and the family as a whole for a new school year. Note: PDF version available.