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ERIC Number: EJ876876
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0886-571X
A Social-Emotional Assessment Method for Young Children in Foster and Residential Care: The Attachment-Based Narrative Story-Stem Technique
Page, Timothy F.; Heller, Sherryl Scott; Boris, Neil W.
Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, v23 n3-4 p139-162 2006
Standardized clinical assessments from the point of view of children are rare. A standardized narrative assessment measure, developed to assess children's perceptions of their caregiving environments, the Narrative Story-Stem Technique (NSST), was used with two fraternal twins, age 8, with histories of severe maltreatment and multiple foster placements. Their responses to the NSST indicate that they perceived their caregiving environments as unstable and unpredictable, though in noticeably different ways. Representations of certain family strengths were also evident. The NSST can provide highly detailed information of great utility for treatment planning and intervention regarding children's perceptions of, and experiences in, their caregiving environments. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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