Date of Award

Fall 1988

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Educational Policy and Leadership

First Advisor

Fox, Robert

Second Advisor

Kipfmueller, Mark

Third Advisor

Markell, Richard A.


The literature and experience support the conclusion that the birth of a child is a stressful event for a family (Weinberg & R1chardson, 1981). Fortunately, a multitude of prenatal programs, pediatric services, infant development classes, visual media and popular literature are available for most parents. These programs and services help reduce the stress of a child's early care and health problems during the first year of life...



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