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McKelvey Lorraine, Schiffman Rachel F., Brophy-Herb Holly, Bocknek Erika London, Fitzgerald Hiram, Reischl Thomas M., Hawver Marshelle, Cunningham-DeLuca Mary, July/August 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Infant Mental Health based interventions aim to promote the healthy development of infants and toddlers through promoting healthy family functioning to foster supportive relationships between the young child and his or her important caregivers. This…
Balke Patrick, Spring 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The burden of childcare can affect parental mental health, an important determinant of early childhood environmental quality. This is especially true for low-income households. Head Start provides free and public childcare for low-income families…
Conners-Burrow Nicola A., Swindle Taren, McKelvey Lorraine, Bokony Patti A., February, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between low-level depressive symptoms in mothers and teacher-reported child behavioral outcomes. Participants included 442 low-income mothers of preschool-age children who were screened for…
Healy Olivia, Dunifon Rachel E., September, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Many low-income families receive child-care subsidies, and a small but growing literature examines the relationship between subsidies and family well-being. Some studies find a negative association between subsidy receipt and family well-being,…
Herbst Chris M., Tekin Erdal, August, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A complete account of the US child care subsidy system requires an understanding of its implications for both parental and child well-being. Although the effects of child care subsidies on maternal employment and child development have been recently…
Sheridan Susan M., Knoche Lisa, Edwards Carolyn Pope, Kupzyk Kevin, Clarke Brandy L., Kim Elizabeth M., July, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study reports the results of a randomized trial of a parent engagement intervention (the Getting Ready intervention) on directly observed learning-related social behaviors of children from low-income families in the context of parent-child…
Goelman Hillel, Zdaniuk Bozena, Boyce W. Thomas, Armstrong Jeffrey M., Essex Marilyn J., July/August 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Moderating effects of non-parental preschool child care quality on the impact of maternal mental health risks on children's behavioral and mental health outcomes were examined. The paper presents data both on the concurrent buffering effects on…
Beeber Linda, Schwartz Todd A., Holditch-Davis Diane, Canuso Regina, Lewis Virginia, Matsuda Yui, May, 2014
Other
Peer Reviewed
Formidable barriers prevent low-income mothers from accessing evidence-based treatment for depressive symptoms that compromise their ability to provide sensitive, responsive parenting for their infant or toddler. Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT),…
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