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Key Findings: Parenting Groups – Do They Change How Mothers Think About Parenting?
The Infant Mental Health Journal has published a new study looking at mothers who participated in the Legacy for Children™ parenting group program, and how it affected their views on parenting.
(Published: July 14, 2017)

Key Findings: Treatment of Disruptive Behavior Problems – What Works?
Learn about current evidence on the most effective treatments for behavior problems in children
(Published: May 1, 2017)

Key Findings: Factors Associated with Mental, Behavioral, and Developmental Disorders in Early Childhood.
Learn about family, community and health-care factors related to children’s mental, behavioral or developmental disorder
(Published: March 10, 2016)

Key Findings: Reassessing the approach of the Learn the Signs. Act Early. campaign.
Learn about parents’ responses to the Learn the Signs. Act Early materials
(Published: November 18, 2015)

Key Findings: Screening for Developmental Delays Among Young Children
Only 1 in 5 parents say their child received a developmental screen
(Published September 10, 2014)

Key Findings: Behavioral and Socioemotional Outcomes Through Age 5 of the Legacy for Children™ Parenting Program
Learn how the Legacy program affected children
(Published: April 18, 2013)

Developmental Milestones Matter!
Learn about the CDC Milestone Tracker.
(Published: October 24, 2017)

Helping Children Thrive in Rural Communities
New data on children with mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders in rural and urban areas.
(Published: March 16, 2017)

Parenting Matters
Parents are among the most important people in the lives of young children.
(Published: January 4, 2017)

Supporting Behavioral Health
Learn what CDC doing to support behavioral health services for children who need them.
(Published: May 4, 2016)

Improving Children’s Behavioral Health
Learn what CDC is doing about gaps in behavioral treatment for children.
(Published: May 4, 2015)

Newborn Screening is Important for Your Baby
Soon after birth, babies born in the United States are checked for certain medical conditions.
(Published: September 14, 2014)

Children’s Mental Health Report
Learn about the CDC report that describes federal activities that track U.S. children’s mental disorders.
(Published: May 16, 2013)

Scientific Articles

* These CDC scientific articles are listed in order of date published

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Maternal Perceptions of Parenting Following an Evidence-based Parenting Program: A Qualitative Study of Legacy for Children™
Sophie A. Hartwig, Lara R. Robinson, Dawn L. Comeau, Angelika H. Claussen, and Ruth Perou
Infant Mental Health Journal, Published online June 28, 2017

 

Differences in Health Care, Family, and Community Factors Associated with Mental, Behavioral, and Developmental Disorders Among Children Aged 2–8 Years in Rural and Urban Areas — United States, 2011–2012
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Surveillance Summaries 2017; 66(No. SS-8):1–11.
Lara R. Robinson, Joseph R. Holbrook, Rebecca H. Bitsko, Sophie A. Hartwig, Jennifer W. Kaminski, Reem M. Ghandour, Georgina Peacock, Akilah Heggs, Coleen A. Boyle
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Targeting Parenting in Early Childhood: A Public Health Approach to Improve Outcomes for Children Living in Poverty
Child Development. Published online January 31, 2017
Amanda Sheffield Morris, Lara R. Robinson, Jennifer Hays-Grudo, Angelika H. Claussen, Sophie A. Hartwig, Amy E. Treat
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Interpreting the Prevalence of Mental Disorders in Children: Tribulation and Triangulation
Health Promotion Practice. Published online November 15, 2016
Joseph R. Holbrook, Rebecca H. Bitsko, Melissa L. Danielson, Susanna N. Visser
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Health-care, Family, and Community Factors associated with Mental, Behavioral, and Developmental Disorders in Early Childhood – United States, 2011-2012.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) 2016 Mar 11; ; 65(9);221–226
Bitsko, RH, Holbrook, JR, Kaminski, J, Robinson, LR, Ghandour, R, Smith, C, Peacock, G. MMWR.
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Cost-effectiveness of Legacy for ChildrenTM for Reducing Behavioral Problems and Risk for ADHD among Children Living in Poverty
Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior, 2015, 3:5
http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2375-4494.1000240
Phaedra S. Corso, Susanna N. Visser, Justin B. Ingels, Ruth Perou
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The Legacy for Children™ parenting model, partnering to translate research to practice for children in poverty
TBM 2014;4:232–233 doi: 10.1007/s13142-014-0266-z
Lara R. Robinson, Ruth Perou, Rebecca T. Leeb
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Components Associated With Home Visiting Program Outcomes: A Meta-analysis
Pediatrics Vol. 132 No. Supplement 2 November 1, 2013 Jill H. Filene, Jennifer W. Kaminski, Linda Anne Valle, Patrice Cachat.
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Mental Health Surveillance Among Children, United States 2005–2011
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) 2013;62(Suppl; May 16, 2013):1-35.
CDC
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Behavioral and Socioemotional Outcomes through Age 5 of the Legacy for Children™ Public Health Approach to Improving Developmental Outcomes among Children Born into Poverty
American Journal of Public Health, 2013;103:1058–1066. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2012.300996.
Jennifer W. Kaminski, Ruth Perou, Susanna N. Visser, Keith G. Scott, Leila H. Beckwith, Judy Howard, D. Camille Smith, Melissa L. Danielson
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Legacy for Children™: A Pair of Randomized Controlled Trials of a Public Health Model to Improve Developmental Outcomes among Children in Poverty
BMC Public Health 2012, 12:691 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-691
Ruth Perou, Marc N. Elliott, Susanna N. Visser, Angelika H. Claussen, Keith G. Scott, Leila H. Beckwith, Judy Howard, Lynne F. Katz, D. Camille Smith
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Does Childhood Disability Increase Risk for Child Abuse and Neglect?
Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 2012;5(1):4-31.
Rebecca T. Leeb, Rebecca H. Bitsko, Melissa T. Merrick, Brian S. Armour.
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