Volume 52, Number 2, April 2006

Table of Contents

From: Merrill-Palmer Quarterly

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Special Issue: Promoting the Well-Being of Children and Youth in Urban America

Guest Editor: Hilary Horn Ratner and Gail Brumitt

Consulting Editors

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Foreword

In Service to Children and Youth: Foreword to the Special Issue

pp. 171-175
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Introduction

Bridging Campus to Community in the Lives of Urban Children and Youth: Introduction to the Special Issue

pp. 176-188
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Articles

Meeting Children's Needs: How Does the United States Measure Up?

pp. 189-215
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Language, School Functioning, and Behavior Among African American Urban Kindergartners

pp. 216-238
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Effects of Home and School Computer Use on School Readiness and Cognitive Development Among Head Start Children: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial

pp. 239-263
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Violence Exposure, IQ, Academic Performance, and Children's Perception of Safety: Evidence of Protective Effects

pp. 264-287
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Gaining Options: A Mathematics Program for Potentially Talented At-risk Adolescent Girls

pp. 288-304
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Predictors of Early Substance Use Among African American and Caucasian Youth From Urban and Suburban Communities

pp. 305-326
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Predictors of Arab American Adolescent Tobacco Use

pp. 327-342
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Trials, Tribulations, and Occasional Jubilations While Conducting Research with Homeless Children, Youth, and Families

pp. 343-364
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How Can Basic Research on Children and Families Be Useful for the Policy Process?

pp. 365-375
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