Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

UA's Child Development Research Program Receives More Than $93,000

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

UA's Child Development Research Program Receives More Than $93,000

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The University of Alabama's Child Development Resources has been awarded $93,750 in state grants for community programs to provide assistance and resources to parents.

CDR is housed in the College of Human Environmental Sciences and provides training for professional child care providers, child care resource and referral information, and parenting education and support programming.

The state grants will provide funds for Baby TALK (Teaching Activities for Learning and Knowledge), a program designed to encourage parents to nurture their small children, and Parenting Assistance Line, a statewide toll-free number providing information and support to help callers become more confident parents.

The awards are part of $379,000 in grants from the Alabama Department of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention to Tuscaloosa-area organizations for community programs committed to the prevention of child maltreatment. …

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