• Early Childhood Education: Improving Children's Early Experiences 

    Brookes, Sheila J. (Sheila Joyce), 1963- (Center for Family Policy & Research, 2008)
    Parents face many problems when choosing early childhood programs, including both the lack of available high quality care and the high cost of care. In a large national study, six out of seven programs evaluated were rated ...
  • The Earned Income Tax Credit: Lifting Working Families Out of Poverty 

    Brookes, Sheila J. (Sheila Joyce), 1963-; Watson, Amy L.; Lane, Valerie (Center for Family Policy & Research, 2008)
    22% of Missouri's young children live under the poverty level. Research shows that a child's development is affected negatively by circumstances of poverty. Children raised in poverty are more likely to have poorer physical ...
  • Foster Care in Missouri 

    Brookes, Sheila J. (Sheila Joyce), 1963-; Watson, Amy L. (Center for Family Policy & Research, 2004)
    In 2001, approximately 805,000 children in the United States were in foster care. The majority of children entering foster care have experienced prolonged and repeated abuse and neglect. Consequently, many have serious ...
  • The Impact of Welfare Reform On Infants & Toddlers, Their Families, & Their Communities: Families Entering the Work Force 

    Brookes, Sheila J. (Sheila Joyce), 1963-; Wellencamp, Jane (Center for Family Policy & Research, 2001-04)
    The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 represents a fundamental change in our country's approach to supporting families in economic need. Since the enactment of PRWORA, researchers ...
  • The Impact of Welfare Reform On Infants & Toddlers, Their Families, & Their Communities: The Role of Early Head Start & Head Start 

    Brookes, Sheila J. (Sheila Joyce), 1963-; Summers, Jean Ann, 1946- (Center for Family Policy & Research, 2001-04)
    This study is a qualitative inquiry investigating how perspectives of welfare reform implementation may change or evolve from (a) state level policy makers, (b) county or local administrators responsible for implementing ...