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New Moves is a school-based physical education (PE) intervention aimed at preventing weight-related problems in adolescent girls by increasing their physical activity, improving their body image and self-worth, and improving their diet. The primary component of New Moves is an all-girls PE class that is designed to provide participants with a noncompetitive, supportive environment in which they are encouraged to be physically active regardless of size, shape, or skill level. The intervention’s theoretical model of change is based on social …

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Link: Contextual Frameworks for Research on the Implementation of Complex System Interventions – Methods Research Report

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The Cross-Age Mentoring Program (CAMP) for Children With Adolescent Mentors links high school students typically in grades 9-11 with younger students in grades 4-8 in a mentor-mentee relationship, with the goal of benefiting both mentors and mentees. The relationship is intended to enhance connectedness to school, peers, family, and community for both the mentors and mentees, as well as to improve academic achievement for the younger students and increase civic mindedness, self-efficacy, confidence, and self-esteem for the older students. Additional …

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The PAX Good Behavior Game (PAX GBG) is an environmental intervention used in the classroom with young children to create an environment that is conducive to learning. The intervention is designed to reduce off-task behavior; increase attentiveness; and decrease aggressive and disruptive behavior and shy and withdrawn behavior. The intervention also aims to improve academic success, as well as mental health and substance use outcomes later in life. PAX GBG evolved from the original Good Behavior Game developed and studied …

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Potentially life-limiting, life-threatening, or chronic progressive illnesses that might benefit from palliative care

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The 4Rs (Reading, Writing, Respect & Resolution) is a universal, school-based curriculum that integrates social and emotional learning into language arts for children in prekindergarten through grade 8. In broad terms, the goal of the 4Rs to change how children think, feel, and behave in situations of potential interpersonal conflict. Children’s literature and interactive activities are used to develop students’ skills and understanding in seven areas: building community, understanding and handling feelings, listening, assertiveness, problem-solving, dealing well with diversity, and …

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This document is designed for professionals and funders who implement and evaluate child welfare interventions—whether developing a new intervention, implementing an existing evidence-supported intervention, or continuing to perform a longstanding practice that has yet to be formally tested.

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Legacy for Children (Legacy) is a curriculum-driven parenting intervention designed to positively impact the early development of children of limited-resource mothers. Specifically, this primary prevention strategy aims to improve child outcomes by increasing positive parenting among low-income mothers of infants and young children by (1) promoting the mother’s responsibility, investment, and devotion of time and energy for her child; (2) promoting responsive, sensitive mother-child relationships; (3) supporting the mother as a guide in her child’s behavioral and emotional regulation; (4) …

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Benefits of Vitamin Supplementation The USPSTF found inadequate evidence on the benefits of supplementation with multivitamins to reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease or cancer. The USPSTF found inadequate evidence on the benefits of supplementation with individual vitamins or minerals or functional pairs in healthy populations without known nutritional deficiencies to reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease or cancer. The USPSTF found adequate evidence that supplementation with β-carotene or vitamin E in healthy populations without known nutritional deficiencies does not …

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The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of primary care–based behavioral interventions to prevent or reduce illicit drug or nonmedical pharmaceutical use in children and adolescents. This recommendation applies to children and adolescents who have not already been diagnosed with a substance use disorder.

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This guide identifies values and priorities that can foster trust and build the knowledge and skills of Tribes, their evaluation partners, and other stakeholders to conduct more useful and meaningful evaluations of child welfare programs.

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Use these documents to apply for the Residential Support Scheme (RSS) if you’re a student who is eligible for help with accommodation costs.

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This practice guidance is for social workers registered with the Care Council. The guidance, which builds on the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers, aims to: Describe what is expected of social workers; Provide a practical tool, aiding social workers in their practice; Provide guidance which supports social workers to deliver a high quality, citizen-centred1 social work service; Provide the basis for the development of more detailed practice guidance to support best practice. The guidance also contains links to …

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Dementia affects approximately 2.4 to 5.5 million Americans. Its prevalence increases with age, to 5% in persons aged 71 to 79 years, 24% in those aged 80 to 89 years, and 37% in those older than 90 years. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is different from dementia in that the cognitive impairment is not severe enough to interfere with instrumental activities of daily life. It is difficult to estimate the prevalence of MCI, and estimates range widely, from 3% to 42% …

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The INQUIRE Toolkit grows out of the growing awareness of the importance of collecting data related to early care and education. The Quality Initiatives Research and Evaluation Consortium (INQUIRE) Data Work Group was convened to address a request from stakeholders for information on building an effective data infrastructure to support activities including monitoring, continuous program improvement, reporting, validation and evaluation in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) and other quality initiatives. The INQUIRE Data Toolkit was designed to provide tools …

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UK Great Britain. Department for Education Subjects: Children and Young People; Asylum Seekers and Refugees; Social Work, Social Care and Social Services

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Dementia is a complex illness that impacts on the lives of 84,000 people in Scotland with the condition, their families and carers. The experience of the illness is subjective and unique to each individual. Effectively tackling the symptoms and consequences of dementia requires a coordinated range of health and social care interventions.

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Presents research-based principles of adolescent substance use disorder treatment; covers treatment for a variety of drugs including, illicit and prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco; presents settings and evidence-based approaches unique to treating adolescents.

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The suicide prevention strategy for England places a new emphasis on families bereaved or affected by suicide. This aims to improve information and support for families who are concerned about a relative who may be at risk of suicide and to better support those who have been bereaved by suicide.

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