The Journal of Applied Research on Children is an open-access and peer-reviewed online journal that is uniquely focused on the needs of children through a holistic prism. Focused on interdisciplinary research that is linked to practical, evidenced-based policy solutions for children’s issues, JARC serves to inform legislative and policy decisions, as well as existing and innovative practice models. Furthermore, JARC aims to serve as a resource to child advocates and community stakeholders by providing case studies on how innovative research and data have been used effectively to influence local, state, or national policies. JARC focuses on timely child-related topics including—but not limited to—human trafficking, food insecurity, and the quality of public education.

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Current Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1 (2014) Family Well-Being and Social Environments

Issue Editor's Point of View




Who Participates in an Internet-Based Research Program for Mothers of Infants? A Secondary Prevention Research Study Among Low-Income Families
Edward G. Feil, Kathleen Baggett, Betsy Davis, Craig Leve, Susan H. Landry, and Lisa B. Sheeber


Project Passport: An Integrated Group-Centered Approach Targeting Pregnant Teens and Their Partners
Ruth S. Buzi, Peggy B. Smith, Constance M. Wiemann, Melissa F. Peskin, Mariam R. Chacko, and Claudia Kozinetz A.


Early Lessons Learned from Building Local Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems in Texas
Cynthia Osborne, Kaeley C. Bobbitt, Jill M. Boelter, and Tracy K. Ayrhart


Parents' Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs of Childhood Fever Management in Jordan: a Cross-Sectional Study
Liqa Athamneh, Marwa El-Mughrabi, Mohmmad Athamneh, E James Essien, and Susan Abughosh


Examining the Potential Disconnect Between Parents’ Perceptions and Reality Regarding the Physical Activity Levels of Their Children
Guy Faulkner, Vaeda Solomon, Tanya Berry, Sameer Deshpande, Amy E. Latimer-Cheung, Ryan Rhodes, John Spence, and Mark S. Tremblay


Impact of Pediatric Obesity on Grades in Elementary School
Craig A. Johnston, Jennette P. Moreno, Tzu-an Chen, Sandra A. Stansberry, and Deborah Woehler

Invited Commentary

Perspectives from the Field


A National Survey of Parent Support Legislation and Regulations
Nancy P. Correa, Bethanie Van Horne, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, Christopher Greeley, and Angelo P. Giardino


Impacting Maternal and Prenatal Care Together: A Collaborative Effort to Improve Birth Outcomes
Jamie Freeny, Angela Cummings, Margo Hillard Alford, June Hanke, Linda Lloyd, and Deborah Boswell

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Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD
Robert D. Sanborn, EdD

Associate Editors
Christopher Greeley, MD
Ruth SoRelle, MPH

Issue Editor
Susan H. Landry, PhD

Managing Editor
Marissa Madsen