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Freddie Mac Foundation: General Fund Announcement.

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The Freddie Mac Foundation is dedicated to brightening the future of children, youth and families at risk. In 1995, the Foundation will be accepting proposals to prevent child abuse and neglect; and to support education, particularly early childhood education. Foundation grants in the first category will target the leading factors associated with child abuse and neglect: poor parenting skills; young and inexperienced parents; stressful living situations and financial hardship; domestic violence, substance abuse, adolescent pregnancy, emotional difficulties, etc.

Adolescent Family Life (AFL) Demonstration Prevention Project Grants

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The Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs (OAPP) requests applications for grants under the Adolescent Family Life (AFL) Demonstration Prevention Projects Program. These grants are for community-based and community-supported demonstration projects to: 1) find effective means of preventing pregnancy by encouraging adolescents to abstain from sexual activity through provision of age-appropriate education on sexuality and decision-making skills; and 2) establish comprehensive and integrated approaches to the delivery of services to pregnant adolescents, adolescent parents and their children.

1993 Revised Classification System for HIV Infection and Expanded Surveillance Case Definition for AIDS Among Adolescents and Adults

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This report contains CDC's revised classification system for HIV infection and AIDS among adolescents and adults. The definition replaces the system published by CDC in 1986 and contains the expanded AIDS surveillance case definition. Appendixes include equivalences for CD4+ T-lymphocyte count and percentage of total lymphocytes, conditions included in the 1993 AIDS surveillance case definition, definitive diagnostic methods for diseases indicative of AIDS, and suggested guidelines for presumptive diagnosis of diseases indicative of AIDS.

Teen Risk-Taking: Promising Prevention Programs and Approaches

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This monograph is a guide to effective problem behavior prevention programs for at-risk youth. The monograph discusses the level and characteristics of adolescent risk-taking today, common elements of successful prevention programs along with an explanation of criteria used to evaluate programs, the challenges facing practitioners trying to replicate promising programs and suggestions for meeting those challenges, and a prevention readiness questionnaire. The monograph presents profiles of 51 prevention programs whose behavioral evaluations demonstrate their effectiveness.

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