Spielberger J, Rich L, Winje C, Scannell M. 2010. Supporting low-income parents of young children: The Palm Beach County Family Study fourth annual report. Chicago, IL: Chapin Hall, 187 pp.
Annotation: This report presents finding from the fourth year of an evaluation conducted to determine how families use and are affected by Florida's Palm Beach County's system of prevention and early intervention services designed to promote and support the healthy development and school readiness of children from birth through age 8. The system so far has focused on families at high levels of poverty, adolescent pregnancy, crime, and child maltreatment. The report, carried out when the focal child was ages 3 to 3 1/2, looks at changes in family characteristics, service use, and selected maternal and child outcomes over time. It also provides information about opportunities, challenges, and recommendations for the county's effort, particularly in meeting the needs of foreign-born families and supporting the development of their children.
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Keywords: Child development, Child health, Early intervention, Evaluation, Families, Florida, Health promotion, Health services, Immigrants, Infant development, Infant health, Local programs, Poverty, Prevention, School readiness, Social services