Social Policy Report

Lead Editor

Samuel L. Odom, Ph.D.
Email: slodom@unc.edu

Editorial Team

Iheoma Iruka, Ph.D.
Email: iruka@unc.edu

Kelly Maxwell, Ph.D.
Email: kmaxwell@childtrends.org

Assistant Editor

Leslie Fox
Email:lcfox@live.unc.edu

Managing Editor

Amy D. Glaspie
Email: aglaspie@srcd.org

Issues of the Social Policy Report from 1994-current are now available to view online in PDF format (see below). The Social Policy Report is available for reprinting with appropriate citation.

2013

4 Multilingual Children Beyond Myths* and Toward Best Practices
Allyssa McCabe, Catherine S. Tamis-Lemonda, Marc H. Bornstein, Carolyn Brockmeyer Cates, Roberta Golinkoff, Alison Wishard Guerra, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Erika Hoff, Yana Kuchirko, Gigliana Melzi, Alan Mendelsohn, Mariela Paez, Lulu Song
3 The Role of Public Policies and Community-Based Organizations in the Developmental Consequences of Parent Undocumented Status
Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Jenya Kholoptseva, Carola Suárez-Orozco
2 Positive Development of Minority Children
Natasha J. Cabrera
1 Preserving and Enhancing the Responsible Conduct of Research Involving Children and Youth: A Response to Proposed Changes in Federal Regulations
Celia B. Fisher, Donald J. Brunnquell, Diane L. Hughes, Lynn S. Liben, Valerie Maholmes, Stuart Plattner, Stephen T. Russell & Elizabeth J. Susman

2012

4 Social and Emotional Learning in Schools: From Programs to Strategies
Stephanie M. Jones and Suzanne M. Bouffard
3

Children, Families and Poverty: Definitions,trends, emerging science and Implications for policy
Lawrence Aber, Pamela Morris & Cybele Raver

2 The Uses of Research in Policy and Practice
Vivian Tseng
1 Building the Workforce Our Youngest Children Deserve
Holly Rhodes and Aletha Huston

2011

4 Promoting Equity, Tolerance, and Justice in Childhood(spr_254.pdf)
Melanie Killen, Adam Rutland, and Martin D. Ruok
3 Household Food Insecurity: Serious Concerns for Child Development(spr_v253_web_final.pdf)
Barbara H. Fiese, Craig Gundersen, Brenda Koester, and LaTesha Washington
2 Quality of Early Childhood Development Programs in Global Contexts(spr_v252rev.pdf)
Pia Rebello Britto, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, and Kimberly Boller
1 Evidence-Based Interventions for Juvenile Offenders and Juvenile Justice Policies that Support Them(spr_25_no_1.pdf)
Scott W. Henggeler & Sonja K. Schoenwald

2010

4 Safe Schools Policy for LGBTQ Students (spr_24_4_final.pdf)
Stephen T. Russell, Joseph Kosciw, Stacey Horn, Elizabeth Saewyc
3 Review of Three Recent Randomized Trials of School-Based Mentoring: Making Sense of Mixed Findings (spr_24-3.pdf)
Marc E. Wheeler, Thomas E. Keller, and David L. DuBois
2 Autism Spectrum Disorders Diagnosis, Prevalence, and Services for Children and Families (24-2.pdf)
Catherine Lord and Somer L. Bishop
1 Protecting Children from Exposure to Lead: Old Problem, New Data, and New Policy Needs (spr_24-1.pdf)
Claire Cole and Adam Winsler

2009

4 Home Visitation and Young Children: An Approach Worth Investing In? (23-4_astuto_allen.pdf)
Jennifer Astuto and LaRue Allen
3 Evidence-Based Programming in the Context of Practice and Policy (23-3_mccall.pdf)
Robert B. McCall
2 Early Educational Opportunities for Children of Hispanic Origins (23-2_garcia.pdf)
Eugene Garcia and Bryant Jensen
1 The Difficult Transition to Adulthood for Foster Youth in the US: Implications for the State as Corporate Parent (23-1_courtney.pdf)
Mark E. Courtney

2008

4 Reclaiming the Family Table: Mealtimes and Child Health and Wellbeing (22-4_fiese.pdf)
Barbara H. Fiese and Marlene Schwartz
3 Children in Immigrant Families: Looking to America's Future (22_3_hernandez_final.pdf)
Donald J. Hernandez, Nancy A. Denton, and Suzanne E. Macartney
2 After-School Programs and Academics: Implications for Policy, Practice, and Research (22-2_afterschool_programs.pdf)
Robert C. Granger, Ed.D.
1 Mathematics Education for Young Children: What It is and How to Promote It (22-1_early_childhood_math.pdf)
Herbert P. Ginsburg, Joon Sun Lee, and Judi Stevenson Boyd

2007

4 NCLB: State Interpretations, Early Effects, and Suggestions for Reauthorization (21-4_no_child_left_behind.pdf)
Andrew C. Porter and Morgan S. Polikoff
3 The Benefits and Costs of Head Start (21-3_early_childhood_education.pdf)
Jens Ludwig, Deborah Phillips
2 Teaching Tolerance in Schools:Lessons Learned Since Brown v.Board of Education About the Development (21-2_reduce_prejudice.pdf)
Jennifer H. Pfeifer, Christia Spears Brown, and Jaana Juvonen
1 Katrina’s Children: Social Policy Considerations for Children in Disasters (21-1_hurricane_katrina.pdf)
Joy D. Osofsky, Howard J. Osofsky, and William W. Harris

2006

4 Organized Activity Participation, Positive Youth Development, and the Over-Scheduling Hypothesis
Joseph L. Mahoney, Angel L. Harris, and Jacquelynne S. Eccles
3 Understanding and Facilitating the Youth Mentoring Movement (20-3_youth_mentoring.pdf)
Jean E. Rhodes and David L. DuBois
2 The Epidemic of Childhood Obesity: Review of Research and Implications for Public Policy (spr20-2.pdf)
Jenelle S. Krishnamoorthy, Chantelle Hart, and Elissa Jelalian
1 Deviant Peer Influences in Intervention and Public Policy for Youth (spr20-1.pdf)
Kenneth A. Dodge, Thomas J. Dishion, and Jennifer E. Lansford

2005

4 Connecting the Science of Child Development to Public Policy (spr19-4.pdf)
Aletha Huston
3 PK-3: An Aligned and Coordinated Approach to Education for Children 3 to 8 Years Old (spr19-3.pdf)
Kimber Bogard and Ruby Takanishi
2 Effects of Welfare and Employment Policies on Young Children: New Findings on Policy Experiments Conducted in the Early 1990s (spr19-2.pdf)
Pamela A. Morris, Lisa A. Gennetian, and Greg J. Duncan
1 Using Scientific Knowledge to Inform Preschool Assessment: Making the Case for "Empirical Validity" (spr19-1.pdf)
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Anita Kochanoff, Nora S. Newcombe, and Jill de Villiers

2004

4 From Baby Einstein to Leapfrog, From Doom to Sims, From Instant Messaging to Internet Chat Rooms: Public Interest in the Role of Interactive Media in Children's Lives (spr18-4.pdf)
Ellen Wartella, Allison G. Caplovitz, and June H. Lee
3 Putting the Child Back Into Child Care: Combining Care and Education for Children Ages 3-5 (spr18-3.pdf)
Jessica Brauner, Bonnie Gordic, and Edward Zigler
2 Beyond the Methodological Gold Standards of Behavioral Research: Considerations for Practice and Policy (spr18-2.pdf)
Robert B. McCall, University of Pittsburgh, Beth L. Green, NPC Research, Inc.
1 Stimulation Programs for Preterm Infants (spr18-1.pdf)
Tiffany Field, Maria Hernandez-Reif, and Julia Freedman

2003

4 Juveniles’ Competence to Stand Trial as Adults
Laurence Steinberg, Thomas Grisso, Jennifer Woolard, Elizabeth Cauffman, Elizabeth Scott, Sandra Graham, Fran Lexcen, N. Dickon Reppucci, and Robert Schwartz (spr17-4.pdf)
3 Toward an Understanding of Youth in Community Governance: Policy Priorities and Research Directions (spr17-3.pdf)
Shepherd Zeldin, Linda Camino, and Matthew Calvert
2 Kindergarten: An Overlooked Educational Policy Priority (spr17-2.pdf)
Sara Vecchiotti
1 Do You Believe In Magic?: What We Can Expect From Early Childhood Intervention Programs (spr17-1.pdf)
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

2002

4 Towards an Understanding of the Impact of Welfare Reform on Children with Disabilities (spr16-4.pdf)
Elisa A. Rosman, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, and Jane Knitzer
3 Emotions Matter: Making the Case for the Role of Young Children’s Emotional Development for Early Sc (spr16-3.pdf)
C. Cybele Raver
2 At What Age Should Children Enter Kindergarten? A Question for Policy Makers and Parents (spr16-2.pdf)
Deborah Stipek
1 The Effects of Welfare Reform Policies on Children (spr16-1.pdf)
Pamela A. Morris

2001

4 Adolescents as Adults in Court: A Developmental Perspective on the Transfer of Juveniles to Criminal (spr15-4.pdf)
Laurence Steinberg and Elizabeth Cauffman
3 Strategic Frame Analysis: Reframing America’s Youth (spr15-3.pdf)
Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. and Susan Nall Bales
2 Self-Sufficiency Programs and Parent Interventions: Lessons from New Chance and the Teenage Parent Demonstration (spr15-2.pdf)
Nancy E. Reichman and Sara S. McLanahan
1 Youth Civic Development: Implications of Research for Social Policy and Programs (spr15-1.pdf)
Constance A. Flanagan and Nakesha Faison

2000

2 Parental Leave Policies: An Essential Ingredient in Early Childhood Education and Care Policies (spr14-2.pdf)
Sheila B. Kamerman
1 What Do Adolescents Need for Healthy Development? Implications for Youth Policy (spr14-1.pdf)
Jodie Roth and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn

1999

4 Service Learning: Who Benefits and Why
Arthur A. Stukas, Jr., E. Gil Clary, and Mark Snyder
3 Evaluating the Effectiveness of School-Based Violence Prevention: Developmental Approaches
Christopher C. Henrich, Joshua L. Brown, and J. Lawrence Aber
2 Perspectives on Father Involvement: Research and Policy (spr13-2.pdf)
Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda and Natasha Cabrera
1 Beyond "Giving Science Away": How University-Community Partnerships Inform Youth Programs, Research, and Policy (spr13-1.pdf)
Jill Denner, Catherine R.Cooper, Edward M. Lopez and Nora Dunbar

1998

4 Improving the Life Chances of Children in Poverty: Assumptions and What We Have Learned (spr12-4.pdf)
Robert G. St.Pierre & Jean I. Layzer
3 Implications of the 1996 Welfare Legislation for Children: A Research Perspective (spr12-3.pdf)
Martha Zaslow, Kathryn Tout, Sheila Smith, & Kristin Moore
2 Investigating Child Care Subsidy: What Are We Buying?
Helen Raikes
1 Fathers’ Involvement with Children: Perspectives from Developing Countries (spr12-1.pdf)
Patrice L. Engle & Cynthia Breaux

1997

3 Public Policy Schools as Opportunities for Developmental Scientists: An Overview and Illustration (spr11-3.pdf)
Rachel A. Gordon & P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale
2 Training the Applied Developmental Scientist for Prevention and Practice: Two Current Examples (spr11-2.pdf)
Celia B. Fisher & Joy D. Osofsky
1 Schooling, the Hidden Curriculum, and Children’s Conceptions of Poverty (spr11-1.pdf)
Judith A. Chafel

1996

5 A Reconceptualiztion of the Effects of Undernutrition on Children's Biological, Psychosocial, and Behavioral Development (spr10-5.pdf)
Ernesto Pollitt, chair; Mari Golub, Kathleen Gorman, Sally Grantham- McGregor, David Levitsky, Beat Schürch, Barbara Strupp, & Theodore Wachs
4 Building Research and Policy Connections: Training and Career Options for Developmental Scientists (spr10-4.pdf)
Amy Susman-Stillman, Joshua L. Brown, Emma K. Adam, Clancy Blair, Robin Gaines, Rachel A. Gordon, Ann Marie White, & Sheri R. Wynn
3 Inclusion at the Preschool Level: An Ecological Systems Analysis
Samuel Odom et al.
2 Has the Emperor No Clothes? Social Policy Issues and the Empirical Support for Full Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in the Preschool and Early Elementary Grades
Bryna Siegel
1 Latin American Immigration and U.S. Schools (spr10-1.pdf)
Claude Goldenberg

1995

3 Children Who Witness Domestic Violence: The Invisible Victims (PDF)
Joy D. Osofsky
2 The U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child: Its Relevance for Social Scientists (spr9-2.pdf)
Susan P. Limber & Malfrid Grude Flekkoy<
1 Escaping Poverty: The Promise of Higher Education (PDF)
Erika Kates

1994

4 Resiliency Research: Models, Issues, and Policy Implications (spr8-4.pdf)
Marc A. Zimmerman & Revathy Arunkumar
3 Developmental Effects of Lead Exposure in Children (spr8-3.pdf)
Johanna Rich Tesman & Amanda Hills
2 Children in Poverty: Designing Research to Affect Policy (spr8-2.pdf)
Aletha C. Husto
1 Children's Changing Access to Resources: A Historical Perspective (spr8-1.pdf)
Donald J. Hernandez

1993

4 Integrating Science and Ethics in Research with High-Risk Children and Youth
Celia B. Fisher
3 Child Witnesses: Translating Research into Policy
Stephen J. Ceci & Maggie Bruck
2 Using Research and Theory to Justify and Inform Head Start Expansion
Edward Zigler & Sally J. Styfco
1 Canadian Special Education Policies: Children with Learning Disabilities in a Bilingual and Multicultural Society
Linda S. Siegel & Judith Wiener

1992

4 Crack's Children: The Consequences of Maternal Cocaine Abuse
Theresa Lawton Hawley & Elizabeth R. Disney
3 The States and the Poor: Child Poverty Rises as the Safety Net Shrinks
Julie Strawn
2 Testing in American Schools: Issues for Research and Policy
Patricia Morrison
1 Mother-Headed Families: An International Perspective and the Case of Australia
Alisa Burns

1991

4 Rhetoric or Reality? Child and Family Policy in the United States
Francine H. Jacobs & Margery W. Davies
3 The Migrant Head Start Program
Mary Lou de Leon Siantz
2 Infant Mortality and Public Policy
Ann L. Wilson & Gary Neidich
1 Two-Generation Program Models: A New Intervention Strategy
Sheila Smith

1990

4 Antecedents of Illiteracy
Barbara J. Fox
3 Pediatric AIDS and HIV Infection in the United States: Recommendations for Research, Policy, and Programs
Linda A. Valleroy
2 Child Mental Health: Service System and Policy Issues
Judith H. Jacobs
1 Social Science and the Prevention of Children's Injuries
Penelope H. Brooks & Michael C. Roberts

1988

4 Homelessness: Implications for Children and Youth
Andrea L. Solarz
3 Implications of Public Law 99-457 for Early Intervention Services for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities
Penny Hauser-Cram, Carole C. Upshur, Marty Wyngaarden Krauss, & Jack P. Shonkoff
2 Head Start: A Backward and Forward Look
Diana T. Slaughter , Valora Washington , Ura Jean Oyemade, & Rachel Washington Lindsey
1 Children and the Uninsured
Charles N. Oberg

1987

4 Child Care: Quality, Regulation, and Research
Karen S. Weintraub & Laurie N. Furman
3 School Dropout: A Federal Perspective
Brian L. Wilcox & Trudy Vincent
2 The National Center for Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health
Angela Barron McBride
1 The Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention Act
Ellen Greenberg Garrison

1984-1986

5 Bilingual Education Act, Title II of the Education Amendments of 1984
Diane L. August
4 Children and Television
Dale L. Kunkel & Bruce A. Watkins
3 The Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Lindsay Chase-Landsdale, Patrick Casey, Kathleen, McCluskey, Ernesto Pollitt, Jill Reich, Henry Ricciuti, Maris Vinovskis, Valora Washington, & Ann Wilson
2 Adolescent Pregnancy
Barbara Everett, Wendy Baldwin, Urie Bronfenbrenner, Patrick Casey, Susan Crockenberg, Frank Furstenberg, Jr., Hariette McAdoo, Craig Perry, Maris Vinovskis, & Valora Washington
1 The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 1983
Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Patrick Casey, Byron Egeland, Eli Newberger, Diana T. Slaughter, Maris Vinovskis, & Valora Washington