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Kroll Alexandra, Borck Rainald, 14 December, 2013
Reports & Papers
In Germany, formal child care coverage rates have increased markedly over the past few decades. The expansion in coverage is particularly pronounced for under 3 year-olds. The present paper is concerned with how mothers' mental and physical health…
Herba Catherine M., Tremblay Richard E., Boivin Michel, Liu Xuecheng, Mongeau Chantal, Seguin Jean R., Cote Sylvana, August, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Maternal depression is a major risk factor for the development of children's mental health problems. No population-based study to date has examined whether early child care spanning the full preschool period from infancy onward is protective for…
Jung Eunju, Raikes Helen, Chazan-Cohen Rachel, August, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study compared behavior problems of children of mothers with elevated depressive symptoms and children of mothers with non-elevated depressive symptoms, using the same measure for mothers and teachers. Participants included 914 mother-teacher…
Goldhagen Samantha, Harbin Vanessa, Forry Nicole D., July, 2013
Reports & Papers
Findings from a longitudinal study of the child care decision-making processes of low income families in Maryland that examine maternal depressive symptoms and stress about parenting, based on a survey of parents applying for Temporary Assistance…
Kroll Alexandra, Borck Rainald, June, 2013
Reports & Papers
In Germany, formal child care coverage rates have increased markedly over the past few decades. The present paper is concerned with how mothers' mental and physical health is affected by whether they place their child in formal day care or not.…
Chrisler Alison, Blasberg Amy, Forry Nicole D., Tout Kathryn, April, 2013
Reports & Papers
This research brief reports the prevalence of self-reported depressive symptoms among a sample of welfare applicants in Minnesota and examines associations between parents' report of depressive symptoms and ratings of parental stress. This…
Johnson Stacy R., Seidenfeld Adina M., Izard Carroll E., Kobak Roger, Q2 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between Head Start classroom quality and pro-social behavior among children whose parents or guardians exhibit high levels of depressive symptoms, based on data from 194 Head Start preschoolers in 28 classrooms
Barofsky Meryl Yoches, 2013
Reports & Papers
Child-care subsidies (CCDF) were expanded after welfare reform in 1996 to help low-income families pay for child-care. Descriptive studies have been conducted on the relationship of subsidies to maternal work characteristics, but there is limited…
Mennen Ferol E., Sosna Todd, 2013
Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
This study will implement interpersonal psychotherapy for group (IPT-G), for Head Start mothers with depression or dysphoric mood with the goal of reducing depression and promoting positive changes for both mothers and children. The objectives of…
Ammerman Robert T., Tandon S. Darius, September, 2012
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In this chapter, we focus on recent research related to home visitation programs' identification and response to maternal depression, identify gaps in this existing research, and provide recommendations for the practice and policy community on…
Herbst Chris M., Tekin Erdal, January, 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of the relationship of child care subsidy receipt to maternal physical and mental health status and parenting stress and behaviors, based on data from three nationally representative data sets: the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study…
Herbst Chris M., Tekin Erdal, January, 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of the relationship of child care subsidy receipt to maternal physical and mental health status and parenting stress and behaviors, based on data from three nationally representative data sets: the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study…
Herbst Chris M., Tekin Erdal, January, 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of the relationship of child care subsidy receipt to maternal physical and mental health status and parenting stress and behaviors, based on data from three nationally representative studies: the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study;…
Herbst Chris M., Tekin Erdal, January, 2012
Reports & Papers
A study of the relationship of child care subsidy receipt to maternal physical and mental health status and parenting stress and behaviors, based on data from three nationally representative studies: the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study;…
Brown Eleanor D., Ackerman Brian, November, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationships among preschool teachers' reports of child negative emotion dysregulation, maternal negative emotionality, and both family stability and neighborhood characteristics, based on a survey of the mothers and teachers of 113…