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Novella J. Ruffin

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Adolescent Depression

Many of us think of teen years as moody, turbulent ones. While it is true that most teenagers have emotional ups and downs, recent research suggests that such moodiness isn’t necessarily a normal part of the teen years. In fact, teens who seem sad or down for more than a few weeks may actually be experiencing depression.

May 1, 2009 350-851
Assessing Community Needs for Child Care

The need for child care has been documented nationally through state and national efforts, publications, and demographic studies by public, private, and federal agencies and organizations that serve the interests of children and families.

May 1, 2009 350-056
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Or Additional Difficulties Hampering Development

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder of childhood, estimated to affect 3 to 5 percent of school age children.

May 1, 2009 350-051
Children and Stress: Caring Strategies to Guide Children

As adults, we are usually busy as parents and workers and often feel stressed and experience burn-out at times, but would you ever think that children can experience stress too?

May 1, 2009 350-054
Developing Responsibility And Self Management In Young Children: Goals Of Positive Behavior Management

Child care providers who are good facilitators of the social development of young children also understand the relationship between child care curriculum, care giver demeanor, and discipline in promoting responsibility and a sense of community among young children.

May 1, 2009 350-052
Human Growth and Development - A Matter of Principles

There is a set of principles that characterizes the pattern and process of growth and development. These principles or characteristics describe typical development as a predictable and orderly process; that is, we can predict how most children will develop and that they will develop at the same rate and at about the same time as other children. Although there are individual differences in children’s personalities, activity levels, and timing of developmental milestones, such as ages and stages, the principles and characteristics of development are universal patterns.

Jan 27, 2014 350-053 (FCS-66P)
Understanding Growth and Development Patterns of Infants

The first five years of life are a time of incredible growth and learning. An understanding of the rapid changes in a child’s developmental status prepares parents and caregivers to give active and purposeful attention to the preschool years and to guide and promote early learning that will serve as the foundation for later learning.

May 1, 2009 350-055