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Weiland Christina, Greenberg Erica, Bassok Daphna, Markowitz Anna J., Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Luetmer Grace, Abenavoli Rachel, Gomez Celia J., Johnson Anna D., Harden Brenda Jones, Maier Michelle F., McCormick Meghan P., Morris Pamela A., Nores Milagros, Phillips Deborah A., Snow Catherine, June 2021
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As the United States starts to recover from the pandemic, ECE leaders continue to need a clear understanding of the pandemic’s impact both on young children’s learning and on the ECE programs and teachers that play a critical role in the lives of…

Weiland Christina, Greenberg Erica, Bassok Daphna, Markowitz Anna J., Guerrero-Rosada Paola, Luetmer Grace, Abenavoli Rachel, Gomez Celia J., Johnson Anna D., Harden Brenda Jones, Maier Michelle F., McCormick Meghan P., Morris Pamela A., Nores Milagros, Phillips Deborah A., Snow Catherine, June 2021
Executive Summary

This brief synthesizes the evidence on the pandemic’s impact on young children’s learning and on the ECE programs and teachers that play a critical role in the lives of young children, families, and the U.S. economy. Leaders need a clear…

West Allison L., Berlin Lisa J., Harden Brenda Jones, Q3 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The current, unprecedented scaling up of evidence-based home visiting makes it crucial to elucidate the factors and processes that promote successful program implementation. One key factor is the well-being of the workforce. Scant attention has been…
Iruka Iheoma U., Harden Brenda Jones, Bingham Gary E., Esteraich Jan, Green Sheridan, May/June 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Parenting is a multidimensional construct that includes practices, attitudes, and emotional capacity. The aims of the study were to examine variation within parenting through a person-centered approach and the extent to which child and family…
West Allison L., Aparicio Elizabeth M., Berlin Lisa J., Harden Brenda Jones, July/August 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Implementation of evidence-based interventions in "real-world" settings is enhanced when front-line staff view the intervention as acceptable, appropriate, and feasible. This qualitative study addresses Early Head Start (EHS) home visitors'…
Harden Brenda Jones, Feola Brandee, Morrison Colleen, Brown Shelby, Parra Laura Jimenez, Wassman Andrea Buhler, 2017
Other
Children experience toxic stress if there is pronounced activation of their stress-response systems, in situations in which they do not have stable caregiving. Due to their exposure to multiple poverty-related risks, African American children may be…
Aparicio Elizabeth M., Denmark Nicole Marie, Berlin Lisa J., Harden Brenda Jones, September/October 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This qualitative pilot study examined first-generation Latina mothers' experiences of supplementing home-based Early Head Start (EHS) services with the evidence-based Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC; M. Dozier, O. Lindheim, & J.…
Rowe Meredith L., Denmark Nicole Marie, Harden Brenda Jones, Stapleton Laura M., March/April 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigated the role of parenting knowledge of infant development in children's subsequent language and pre-literacy skills among White, Black and Latino families of varying socioeconomic status. Data come from 6,150 participants in the…
Guss Shannon S., Harden Brenda Jones, Stein Amanda G., Yazejian Noreen, Forestieri Nina, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Studies have shown that adversity in childhood has harmful effects on well-being across the lifespan. This study examined the prevalence of children's cumulative experiences of adversity, based on parent report, in a national sample of low-income…
Guss Shannon S., Harden Brenda Jones, Yazejian Noreen, Weeden Serenity, Ladner Jennifer L., 2016
Executive Summary
Peer Reviewed
This study documented that nearly half of a large national sample of Head Start and Early Head Start children enrolled in participating programs experienced adversity and that this adversity is related to their learning and development. However,…
Harden Brenda Jones, January, 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
We briefly summarize what is known about the impact of trauma on infants and toddlers, and the intervention strategies that could potentially protect them from the adverse consequences of traumatic experiences. We focus on interventions that support…
Denmark Nicole Marie, Harden Brenda Jones, Gonzalez Maritza, July, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Unlike other Latino groups, there is little information about the early socialization of children from Central American (CA) immigrant families. This study examined CA immigrant mothers' short-term goals and the implications of these goals for…
Meyer Aleta L., Fortunato Christine K., Berlin Lisa J., Blair Clancy, Boyd Misty, Constantino John, Hallam Rena A., Han Myae, Hustedt Jason T., Harden Brenda Jones, Raver C. Cybele, Sarche Michelle C., Vu Jennifer A., Watamura Sarah, November, 2013
Other
The Buffering Toxic Stress Consortium was created by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation within the Administration for Children and Families to test preventive interventions for Early Head Start families facing toxic stress, as…
Harden Brenda Jones, Sandstrom Heather, Chazan-Cohen Rachel, Q4 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the effects of participation in Early Head Start (EHS) for both African American children at age 3 and their parents across developmental and parenting domains, and an examination of the mediating roles of parental cognitive stimulation,…
Harden Brenda Jones, Chazan-Cohen Rachel, Raikes Helen, Vogel Cheri, May, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Home visitation has emerged as a key strategy for promoting child and family well-being in the current policy context. This article examines the effectiveness of the Early Head Start (EHS) home-based program for children and families at the end of…