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Child Trends' Evaluation of the Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Program: Executive Summary and Discussion Brief

Jun 2014 | Kristin A. Moore, Selma Caal, Angela Rojas, Elizabeth K. Lawner

This is the executive summary of a random assignment evaluation conducted by Child Trends of the Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors program, one of the largest programs in the United States working with low-income Latino parents of preschool-aged children. Since it began in 2007, the program has served over 30,000 parents/families in 34 states. The evaluation study examined the effectiveness of the program’s 10 parent education and discussion sessions on a range of outcomes designed to improve parenting behaviors associated with helping young children prepare for success in school. Child Trends’ evaluation found positive outcomes in parenting practices that foster key child development areas associated with academic success, as well as increased parental confidence in their interactions with their child’s school teachers.

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The Strengths of Latina Mothers in Supporting their Children's Education: A Cultural Perspective

Jun 2014 | Manica Ramos

This brief reports on what was learned through recent interviews with Latina immigrant mothers about the techniques they used to support their children’s education at the most malleable stage of development, the preschool years.

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Integrated Student Supports: A Summary of the Evidence Base for Policymakers

Feb 2014 | Kristin Anderson Moore, Carol Emig

This paper summarizes the results of a comprehensive examination by Child Trends of the research and evidence base for ISS, and its potential to help a range of disadvantaged, marginalized, or struggling students.

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Reproductive Health Care through the Eyes of Latina Women: Insights for Providers

Aug 2012 | Selma Caal, Lina Guzman, Katherine Rodrigues, Rose Ann Renteria, Jennifer Manlove, Kaylor Garcia, Elizabeth Wildsmith

Latinos represent the fastest growing and largest minority group in the United States, making up 16 percent of the nation’s population in 2011.

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