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Brook, Jody

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Works: 4 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 6 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Jody Brook
Counting Kids: A Retrospective Look at Young Children in Kansas. 2000 Census Brief by Thomas P McDonald( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Kids Count census brief is the second in a series to offer policymakers concise glimpses of Kansas children and families. The briefs introduction notes important changes in the child population during the 1990s: Head Start participation increased to 60 percent of eligible children; the number of kindergartners who were fully immunized by age 2 has increased steadily to 78 percent; while availability of child care remains lower than 4 years ago, it has increased in the last year; and the percentage of children born to mothers without a high school degree increased slightly. The remaining sections of the census brief detail each of the preceding findings, including graphs depicting trends from 1990 to the present. The brief concludes with policy implications of the data related to access to services for children and the cost effectiveness of helping children in their early years. (Kb)
Counting Kids: The Changing Face of Kansas Children. 2000 Census Brief by Thomas P McDonald( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Kids Count census brief is the first in a series to offer policymakers concise glimpses of Kansas' children and families. The brief's introduction notes significant changes in the child population during the past decade: approximately one-half of Kansas' child population is concentrated in five counties; the state's child population grew by 8 percent, but the relative proportion of children in the population remained stable; although many counties experienced a decline in the birth-to-age-5 population, many counties also experienced an increase in the oldest age group, 15-17; and the state's child population has seen an increase in the number of multi-racial children and rapid growth of the Hispanic population. The remaining sections of the brief detail each of the preceding findings, including state maps with all counties illustrating the data. The brief concludes with policy implications of the data in the areas of allocation of resources and social service delivery. (Hth)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy With Substance-Using Individuals( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Objective: This study examined the effectiveness of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) intervention on substance abuse and trauma-related problems. Methods: A randomized controlled trial design was used to evaluate the effectiveness of SFBT in primary substance use treatment services for child welfare involved parents in outpatient treatment for substance use disorders. Mixed linear models were used to test within- and between-group changes using intent-to-treat analysis (N = 64). Hedges’s g effect sizes were also calculated to examine magnitude of treatment effects. Results: Both groups decreased on the Addiction Severity Index-Self-Report and the Trauma Symptom Checklist-40. The between group effect sizes were not statistically significant on either measures, thus SFBT produced similar results as the research supported treatments the control group received. Conclusion: Results support the use of SFBT in treating substance use and trauma and provide an alternative approach that is more strengths based and less problem focused
Effect of a Parenting Intervention on Foster Care Reentry After Reunification Among Substance-Affected Families: A Quasi-Experimental Study( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Although parental substance abuse has been identified as a risk factor for poor foster care outcomes, current research on effective interventions is limited. A few studies have shown that parenting interventions improved parenting skills and family functioning and decreased time to reunification among children in foster care due to parental substance abuse. However, more research is needed to evaluate whether these interventions positively impact reentry rates. Using propensity score analyses to establish a matched comparison group, survival analyses evaluated the relationship between participation in a parenting intervention, the Strengthening Families Program (SFP), and reentry among a sample of 493 children previously reunified with their parents. The overall reentry rate was 20.9%. Analyses indicated that there was no difference in reentry rates between the SFP (23.7%) and comparison groups (18.6%). Significant predictors of reentry were child behavior problems, family poverty, and reunification between 15 and 18 months from removal
 
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