Child development

Strengthens and enhances the well-being of children, adults, and families throughout the lifespan to promote healthy physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development. 

Focus is in areas of

  • Prenatal Care
  • Quality Child Care Education and Professional Development
  • Infant
  • Early Childhood
  • School Age Care
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Health, Nutrition, and Care
  • After School Care and Program Development
  • Maternal Health
  • Parenting Education
  • Developing Supportive Child, Adult and Family Relationships
  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Kinship Care
  • Professional Development in Early Childhood and Adult Care
  • Positive Behavioral Practices
  • Reduction of Risk Factors

Resources

Human Growth and Development - A Matter of Principles by Novella J. Ruffin

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Or Additional Difficulties Hampering Development by Novella J. Ruffin

Developing Responsibility And Self Management In Young Children: Goals Of Positive Behavior Management  by Novella J. Ruffin

Children and Stress: Caring Strategies to Guide Children by Novella J. Ruffin

Understanding Growth and Development Patterns of Infants by Novella J. Ruffin

Assessing Community Needs for Child Care by Novella J. Ruffin

Adolescent Depression reviewed by Novella J. Ruffin

 

dr. novella j. ruffin

Extension Specialist, Child Development

Phone: (804) 524-5257

Email: nruffin@vsu.edu