Course: Child Health and Development

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Shonkoff, J.P., Phillips D.A., (eds). From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development. Board on Children, Youth, and Families. National Research, Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development, Council, Institute of Medicine. National Academy Press. Washington, D.C. 2000.

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Lecture 1: Course Description No Readings
Lecture 2: Language and Conceptual Framework for Early Child Development

Rutter M. Nature, Nurture and Development from Evangelism through Science toward Policy and Practice, Child Development. (2002) 73(1):1-21.

Bronfenbrenner, U, Morris, P. The Ecology of Developmental Processes. In R. Lerner (ed.) Theoretical models of human development, Volume 1, Handbook of Child Psychology (5th ed). 1998:993-1028. New York, NY: Wiley.

Lecture 3: Phycial Growth During the First Decade of Life

Wei, C., Gregory, J. Physiology of Normal Growth, Pediatrics and Child Health, 2009, 19 (5): 236-241.

Rogol AD, Clark, PA, Roemmich JN. Growth and pubertal development in children and adolescents: effects of diet and physical activity, Am J Clin Nutr 2000;72(2 suppl):521S-528S.

Lecture 4: The Epidemiology of Child Health: Domestic and Global Perspectives

Anne E. Casey Foundation. (2010). Kids Count, 2010 Data Book: State Profiles of Child Well-being. Baltimore Maryland

The State of the World�s Children 2008, UNICEF, 2008 Chapter 1: Where We Stand, pp. 2-25.

Lecture 5: Neurodevelopment in the First Decade of Life From Neurons to Neighborhoods. Chapter 8: The Developing Brain. pp 182-218.
Lecture 6: Emerging Self-Regulation: Temperment, Emotions, and Biological Sensitivity to Content

From Neurons to Neighborhoods. Chapter 5: Acquiring Self Regulation. pp 93-115.

Ellis B, Boyce WT. Biological Sensitivity to Context. Psychological Science 2011;17(3):183-187

Lecture 7: Early Executive Functions: Self-Regulation, Effort Control, Impulse Control, and Attention From Neurons to Neighborhoods. Chapter 5: Acquiring Self Regulation. pp 93-123.
Lecture 8: Cognitive, Moral, and Social Development in Childhood, Part I Flavell, J.H., Miller, P.H., Miller, S.A. (1993). Theory of Mind. In: Cognitive Development, 3rd Edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Lecture 9: Cognitive, Moral, and Social Development in Childhood, Part II Crain, W.C. (1985). Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development. In: Theories of Development. Prentice-Hall. pp. 118-136.
Lecture 10: Effective Early Child Development Interventions

Domitrovich, C.E., Bradshaw, C.P., Greenberg, M.T., Embry, D., Poduska, J.M., & Ialongo, N.S. (2010). Integrated models of school-based prevention: Logic and theory. Psychology in the Schools, 47(1), 71-88.

Embry, D.D. (2002). The Good Behavior Game: A best practice candidate as a universal behavioral vaccine. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 5(4), 273-297

Lecture 11

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Sept. 2008). Issue Brief: Jails and Community-based Health Care.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Aug. 2010). Issue Brief: The 2012 Farm Bill: An Opportunity to Support Farmers and Promote Public Health.

Lecture 12: Growing Up in Toxic Environments

Knapp, J. The Impact of Children Witnessing Violence, 1998, Pediatric Clinics of North America, 45(2):355-364.

Koger, S.M., Schettler, T., & Weiss, B. (2005). Environmental toxicants and developmental disabilities. American Psychologist, 60(3), 243-255.

Lecture 13: Attachment Theory and Attachment-Based Interventions

Required: Cassidy, J. (2008). The nature of child�s ties. In J. Cassidy & P.R. Shaver (Eds.), Handbook of Attachment: Theory, research, and clinical applications (2nd ed.). New York, NY, US: Guilford Press. pp. 3-22.

Recommended: Zeanah, C.H. & Smyke, A.T. (2008 ). Attachment disorders in family and social context. Infant Mental Health Journal, 29,(3), 219�233.

Lecture 14: Maternal Despression and Its Consequences for Children and Families

Goodman, S.H. & Gotlieb, I.H.. (1999). Risk for Psychopathology in the Children of Depressed Mothers: A Developmental Model for Understanding Mechanisms of Transmission. Psychological Review, 106 (3), 458-490.

Hammen, C. & Brennan, P.A. (2003). Severity, chronicity, and timing of maternal depression and risk for adolescent offspring diagnoses in community sample. Archives of General Psychiatry, 60, 253-258.