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McDaniel, Marla

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Works: 20 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 18 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Marla McDaniel
Addressing parents' mental health in home visiting services in public housing( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This brief offers strategies for service providers in public or assisted housing communities to develop strong home visiting services for highly distressed families battling challenges such as depression, substance abuse, or domestic violence. It also provides information on one strategy in particular--the SCRIPT model--that gives concrete instructions for better serving families' mental health and other needs in home visiting programs. The brief also offers insights into how the model's framework could be adapted to allow local communities to respond to their community's particular needs, challenges, and contexts
Education and employment of disconnected low-income men by Margaret C Simms( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fulfilling the Promise of Preschool for All Insights into Issues Affecting Access for Selected Immigrant Groups in Chicago by Gina Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Preschool for All (PFA) is a part-day (2.5 hours for up to five days a week) early childhood education program for 3- and 4-year-olds in Illinois. The program is voluntary to families and is designed to be a high-quality preschool option for all children--especially those at risk of academic failure. PFA was implemented in 2006 and is free to parents. Some key components include: (1) curriculum that meets Illinois Early Learning Standards; (2) set teacher credential and training standards; (3) a maximum staff-child ratio of 1 to 10; and (4) additional features including screening and professional development. The study involved interviews with families from Nigeria and Pakistan living on Chicago's North Side to examine their experiences and perspectives around accessing Preschool for All. Researchers conducted focus groups with parents and spoke with PFA providers for their perspective on issues families raised. The findings suggest Nigerian and Pakistani families can face numerous barriers accessing Preschool for All. While some barriers are unique to their immigration status, others are experienced by other low-income and vulnerable families as well. The report concludes with implications for policy and recommendations for future research. If the findings of this study are true in other parts of Chicago and the state, it suggests that the PFA program could be changed in several ways to facilitate enrollment among immigrant populations. The findings also underscore the importance of talking with families about their experiences, and of not assuming that the experiences of any particular immigrant group would be identical to the experiences of another. Appended to this report are: (1) Incidence of Immigrant Populations in Illinois and Metro Chicago (2000); and (2) Study Methodology. (Contains 22 notes and 1 table.)
The health of disconnected low-income men by Margaret C Simms( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Summary of an urban ethnographers' symposium on low-income men by Margaret C Simms( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The CUNY Fatherhood Academy : a qualitative evaluation by Marla McDaniel( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Low-Income African American Youth. Vulnerable Youth and the Transitionto Adulthood by Daniel Kuehn( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The transition to adulthood could present challenges for African American youth from low-income families. This fact sheet uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 to explore racial differences in adolescent risk behavior, education, employment, and earnings among low income youth age 18 to 24. Differences discussed herein are significant at the 95 percent confidence level or above. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table and 4 footnotes.)
The CUNY Fatherhood Academy : A Qualitative Evaluation. Executive Summary by Marla McDaniel( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Knowing the economic challenges young fathers without postsecondary education face in providing for their families, New York City's Young Men's Initiative launched a fatherhood program housed in LaGuardia Community College in spring 2012. The CUNY Fatherhood Academy (CFA) aims to connect young fathers to academic and employment opportunities while supporting them through parenting classes and workshops. This executive summary provides highlights from Urban Institute's qualitative evaluation of the program. The evaluation, completed under contract with the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity, focuses on CFA's design, implementation, and participant outcomes in the four cohorts served between March 2012 and December 2013. [For the full report, see ED559326.]
Structural barriers to racial equity in Pittsburgh : expanding economic opportunity for African American men and boys by Margaret C Simms( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A demographic snapshot of disconnected low-income men by Marla McDaniel( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Youth from Low-Income Working Families. Vulnerable Youth and theTransition to Adulthood by Marla Mcdaniel( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Approximately 6 in 10 low-income families have at least one adult who works full time throughout the year. This fact sheet uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 to describe the adolescent risk behaviors and the transition to adulthood for low-income youth from "high-work" families compared to low-income youth from moderate-work and nonworking (I.E., "low-work") families. Differences discussed in this paper are significant at the 95 percent confidence level or above. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table and 8 footnotes.)
Low-income men at the margins : caught at the intersection of race, place, and poverty by Margaret C Simms( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Imprisonment and disenfranchisement of disconnected low-income men by Marla McDaniel( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The CUNY Fatherhood Academy : A Qualitative Evaluation. Research Report by Marla McDaniel( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Knowing the economic challenges young fathers without postsecondary education face in providing for their families, New York City's Young Men's Initiative launched a fatherhood program housed in LaGuardia Community College in spring 2012. The CUNY Fatherhood Academy (CFA) aims to connect young fathers to academic and employment opportunities while supporting them through parenting classes and workshops. This report summarizes Urban Institute's qualitative evaluation of the program. The evaluation, completed under contract with the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity, focuses on CFA's design, implementation, and participant outcomes in the four cohorts served between March 2012 and December 2013. Appendices include: (1) Study Methods; (2) CFA Program Description; and (3) Interview Discussion Guides. [For the executive summary, see ED559327.]
Designing a home visiting framework for families in public and mixed-income communities by Marla McDaniel( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Preparing for a "Next Generation" Evaluation of Independent Living Programs for Youth in Foster Care : Project Overview. OPRE Report No. 2014-71 by Marla McDaniel( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Youth transitioning out of foster care and into adulthood need multiple supports to navigate the challenges they face. Over the past three decades, federal child welfare policy has significantly increased the availability of those supports. In 1999, the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program was created, increasing the amount of funds potentially available to states for independent living services. As part of the process of planning for evaluation of these services, these authors developed a conceptual framework outlining the core developmental assets youth need to succeed as adults and the ways the foster care system can help facilitate their preparation. They also created a typology of existing independent living programs, identifying 10 different domains and describing available research evidence on each. To further aid research planning in the three key areas of education, employment, and financial literacy and asset-building, the authors gathered current evidence for program effectiveness and identified potential programs for serving youth in foster care. This brief presents the conceptual framework, typology, and central conclusions from these efforts to inform future program development and evaluation. [This brief series is a product of the Planning a Next Generation Evaluation Agenda for the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program Project, contracted by the Administration on Children and Families and led by the Urban Institute and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago.]
Assessing parenting behaviors across racial groups : implications for the child welfare system by Lawrence Berger( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

African American families are disproportionately represented in the child welfare system. This may be due, in part, to racial bias in judgments made by those who report and investigate child maltreatment. This study seeks to determine whether the race of interviewers relative to the race of families they interview influences their parenting assessments. Findings indicate evidence of racial bias in some measures of interviewer-assessed parenting behaviors. Racial bias is more pronounced for measures that require subjective assessments on the part of interviewers
Untapped Potential: Partnering with Community-Based Organizations toSupport Participation of Lower-Incidence Immigrant Communities in theIllinois Preschool for All Initiative by Gina Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smaller immigrant communities can face barriers to participating in prekindergarten programs, in particular lack of knowledge about the program, language barriers and enrollment logistics. Community-based organizations working with these communities can support outreach efforts and play a role in overcoming all of these barriers. This study presents findings from focus groups of a number of community-based organizations working with smaller immigrant populations in the Chicago metro area, and identifies a number of strategies that could be employed to support prekindergarten participation among immigrant families. The appendix contains "The Immigrant Family Resource Program (ifrp) of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (icirr)". (Contains 1 table and 4 endnotes.)
Access to the Illinois Preschool for All Initiative: Insights from FiveLower-Incidence Immigrant Groups in Northern Cook County by Gina Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A key measure of success of state prekindergarten initiatives is their ability to reach and serve children who are likely to face challenges in school. This study adds to our understanding of the challenges faced by immigrant children and families in Chicago, Illinois, by focusing on the extent to which families from smaller immigrant communities--particularly Pakistani, Nigerian, Vietnamese, Polish, and Haitian families--face barriers in accessing the Illinois prekindergarten program. Based on focus groups with parents and interviews with prekindergarten providers, this study finds a number of barriers, including lack of knowledge, language barriers, and logistical challenges around enrollment. The "Study Methodology" is appended. (Contains 14 endnotes.)
Barriers and Opportunities: Helping Smaller Immigrant CommunitiesAccess the Illinois Preschool for All Program. Summary Findings fromThree Studies by Gina Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State prekindergarten initiatives can only succeed if they actually reach at-risk children. This brief summarizes findings from three studies conducted by the Urban Institute. Two studies supported by the McCormick and Joyce Foundations focused on whether smaller immigrant communities in metro Chicago face access barriers to enrolling their children in Preschool for All (pfa); and a follow-up study supported by the McCormick Foundation examined whether community-based organizations providing non-early childhood services to these communities could help address these barriers. These studies involved focus groups with Pakistani, Nigerian, Vietnamese, Polish, and Haitian families, and interviews with pfa providers and intermediary community-based organizations (CBOs) serving immigrant families. Some of the key findings were: (1) within and across these five groups, there was wide variation across every dimension--including race/ethnicity, language, length of time in the country, family composition, population size, parental work status, and other key characteristics; (2) parents varied widely in their knowledge about pfa or early childhood programs, though many parents were not familiar with the program. Pfa programs reported little outreach to smaller immigrant groups; (3) parents valued early care and education to varying degrees--some strongly supporting it and others less familiar with it; and (4) parent's experiences and challenges differed depending on whether their children were enrolled in school-based settings or in community-based settings. These studies suggest that families from lower-incidence immigrant groups face barriers in learning about and accessing pfa services. The findings also suggest that trusted intermediaries, such as community-based organizations serving smaller immigrant groups, can play a valuable role in supporting participation. (Contains 1 footnote.)
 
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