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Encinger Amy Johnson, Kutaka Traci Shizu, Chernayavskiy Pavel, Acar Ibrahim H., Raikes Helen, November, 2020
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Marginal food security is less studied relative to food insecurity but may also have adverse effects on family outcomes. The present study examined whether parental stress mediated the relationship between marginal food security (MFS) and preschool-…
Westerberg Diana, Newland Rebecca, Mendez Julia L., September, 2020
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Caregivers are influential in young children's lives. As most children spend time in care outside of the home, it is critical to examine the interplay between parents and schools and how they influence children's development. The current study…
Baker Claire E., Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, Gouskova Natalia, Sept/Oct 2020
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This study used longitudinal cross-lagged modeling to examine reciprocal relations between maternal depression and child behavior problems. Data were drawn from 3,119 children (40% Hispanic, 30% African American, 20% White, and 10% other) from the…
Molina Abigail Palmer, Palinkas Lawrence A., Monro William, Mennen Ferol E., July, 2020
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Although providing depression treatment for Head Start mothers may improve child wellbeing, interventions have not been widely used for this purpose. This failure may be due to the characteristics of clients, interventions, or the systems of care in…
Molina Abigail Palmer, Palinkas Lawrence A., Monro William, Mennen Ferol E., April, 2020
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Maternal depression poses a threat to the well-being of poor minority mothers and their young children, but significant disparities remain in the access and utilization of treatment among this population in the United States. Providing group…
Hatch Virginia, Swerbenski Hannah, Gray Sarah A. O., 2020
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Despite previous work demonstrating that an accumulation of maternal adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) is associated with negative health outcomes across generations, few studies have investigated protective factors beyond the parent– child dyad…
Patrick Stephen W., Henkhaus Laura E., Zickafoose Joseph S., Lovell Kim, Halvorson Alese, Loch Sarah, Letterie Mia, Davis Matthew M., 2020
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Background: As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the US and protective measures to mitigate its impact were enacted, parents and children experienced widespread disruptions in daily life. The objective of this national survey was to determine how…
Lipscomb Shannon T., Goka-Dubose Emiko, Hur Eunhye, Henry Adrienne, July, 2019
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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), such as abuse, neglect, exposure to violence, parental mental illness and substance abuse are linked with a host of negative life outcomes. To support young children facing ACEs through Early Care and Education…
Baker Claire E., March/April 2018
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The present study used a large, nationally representative sample of Head Start children (N=3,349) from the Family and Child Experiences Survey of 2009 (FACES) to examine associations among maternal depression (measured when children were ~36 months…
King Catherine L., Leask Julie, March, 2018
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Infectious diseases cause considerable morbidity and mortality in children less than 5 years of age. Children attending childcare centres are at increased risk of contracting infections. It is of public health interest to understand what triggers…
Charrois Justine, Cote Sylvana, Japel Christa, Seguin Jean R., Paquin Stephane, Tremblay Richard E., Herba Catherine M., November, 2017
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Background: Maternal depression is a risk factor for adverse outcomes in the child, including emotional and behavioural difficulties. There is evidence that child care attendance during the preschool years may moderate associations between familial…
Meng Christine, Cheng Ya-Fang, November, 2017
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This study used the actor-partner interdependence mediation model to examine the association among parents' depressive symptoms, sense of mastery, and parent involvement. To address the research goal, this study conducted secondary analysis using…
Silverstein Michael, Diaz-Linhart Yaminette, Cabral Howard J., Beardslee William R., Hegel Mark, Haile Winta, Sander Jenna, Patts Gregory, Feinberg Emily, August, 2017
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IMPORTANCE Low-income and minority mothers experience a disproportionate incidence of depression and lack access to treatment services. Development of prevention strategies in accessible community-based venues is a potentially important public…
Silverstein Michael, Diaz-Linhart Yaminette, Grote Nancy, Cadena Lynn, Cabral Howard J., Feinberg Emily, May, 2017
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We sought to assess potential mechanisms of action of a patient navigation intervention in Head Start, designed to help depressed mothers engage with mental health care. We employed mixed methods, linking qualitative interviews (n = 21) to a…
Rebmann Terri, Loux Travis M., Daly Brendan, March, 2017
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Surveys were distributed to parents and childcare agency staff to determine seasonal influenza vaccine uptake. Multivariate logistic regressions identified vaccination determinants. Overall, 351 parents and staff participated (response rate, 32%).…