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NCJ Number: 157312 Find in a Library
Title: How Important Was Your Childhood in Shaping Who You Are Today?
Corporate Author: KidsPeace, National Ctr for Kids in Crisis
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 26
Sponsoring Agency: KidsPeace, National Ctr for Kids in Crisis
Orefield, PA 18069
Sale Source: KidsPeace, National Ctr for Kids in Crisis
5300 KidsPeace Drive
Orefield, PA 18069
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This packet includes a report on the methodology and findings of the 1995 National Preteen Survey, a profile of the Lee Salk Center, and a video on the survey and the work of KidsPeace and the National Center for Kids in Crisis.
Abstract: The Lee Salk Center at KidsPeace has the mission of equipping kids and empowering current and future parents to build strong, emotionally supportive families where children can be emotionally healthy and physically safe. One of the efforts of the Center was the 1995 National Preteen Survey. The research included both qualitative and quantitative assessments and encompassed interviews with the parents of kids 10 to 13 years old and interviews with kids 10 to 13. The quantitative survey included interviews with 1,023 preteens 10-13 years old, drawn randomly from across the Nation based on a random-digit dial sample of households. The survey solicited information on children's feelings of safety and security, the freedom to be a child and to grow, feeling loved and valued, and being able to trust. Some of the concerns expressed are the possible death of a parent, drug dependence, peer pressure, lack of role models, and insufficient and poor communication with parents. The 9-minute video contains news excerpts on the survey, excerpts from the report of the survey to Congress, the last interview with Dr. Jonas Salk, and various quotes from the survey.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Child development; Juvenile attitudes toward authority; Parent and child education; Parental influence
Note: Includes a 9:20 minute video
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