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Rose, Theda; Leitch, Judith; Collins, Kathryn S.; Frey, Jodi J.; Osteen, Philip J. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
Purpose: Adolescent mental health is a public health priority. Considered an early intervention approach, Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) trains adults to provide initial assistance to adolescents experiencing a mental health problem or crisis. This study evaluated the effectiveness of the U.S. version of YMHFA (YMHFA-USA) among graduate…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, First Aid
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López, Cristina; Hartmann, Patrick; Apaolaza, Vanessa – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
Social networking sites, such as Myspace and Facebook, have become popular online communities with large teenage user populations who engage in social media to interact, play, explore, and learn. Research based on uses and gratifications theory has revealed that among the gratifications on social media most sought specifically by adolescents…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Media, Secondary School Students, Individual Differences
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Varela, R. Enrique; Niditch, Laura A.; Hensley-Maloney, Lauren; Moore, Kathryn W.; Creveling, C. Christiane; Jones, Kathryn M. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2019
Background: Accumulating evidence indicates that Latino children and adolescents are at risk for higher anxiety relative to youth of other ethnicities. However, to date, very little research has been conducted to examine culture specific mechanisms of anxiety in Latino youth. Objective: This study explored whether strict adherence to Latino…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Cultural Influences, Ethnic Groups, At Risk Persons
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García-Escalera, Julia; Chorot, Paloma; Sandín, Bonifacio; Ehrenreich-May, Jill; Prieto, Antonio; Valiente, Rosa M. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2019
Background: Anxiety and depressive disorders in adolescents have an enormous burden worldwide due to their high prevalence and disability. Despite the high comorbidity between these disorders, preventive interventions have often been developed separately for anxiety and depression. Objective: The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Adolescents, Anxiety Disorders, Depression (Psychology)
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Vagos, Paula; Ribeiro da Silva, Diana; Brazão, Nélio; Rijo, Daniel; Elison, Jeff – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2019
Background: Shame has been found to relate to several psychopathologies, but the way the individual copes with experiences of shame may determine specific expressions of psychopathology, making it essential to rigorously address such coping styles. Objective: This study evaluated the psychometric properties of a Portuguese version of the Compass…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Psychopathology, Coping, Psychometrics
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Aharony, Noa; Zion, Avi – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
The current study seeks to shed light on the usage habits of the "WhatsApp" application among teenagers, exploring the effect of mobile instant messaging distractions on pupils' working memory performance. Research was conducted in Israel during 2016 school year. The study sample was divided into two groups randomly--a control group and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Short Term Memory, Adolescents
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Van Heel, Martijn; Vu, Ba Tuan; Bosmans, Guy; Petry, Katja; Hoang, Dung Tien; Van Leeuwen, Karla – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2019
Background: There has been an increase in externalizing problem behaviour in Vietnam over the last decade and parenting has been considered an important factor in the development of problem behaviour in adolescents in Western countries. However, few studies addressed parenting in a Vietnamese context, which may be due to the lack of a validated…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Parenting Styles
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Tillmann, Julian; Swettenham, John – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
To test a central assumption of the increased perceptual capacity account in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the effects of perceptual load and target-stimulus degradation on auditory detection sensitivity were contrasted. Fourteen adolescents with ASD and 16 neurotypical controls performed a visual letter search task under three…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Difficulty Level, Auditory Perception, Autism
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Shum, Kathy Kar-Man; Cho, Wai Kwan; Lam, Lourdes Mei Oi; Laugeson, Elizabeth A.; Wong, Wai Shan; Law, Louisa S. K. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2019
This study examined the treatment efficacy of "PEERS"® (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) among Chinese adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Hong Kong. The original "PEERS"® manual was translated into Chinese, and cultural adjustments were made according to a survey among 209 local…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Asians
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Herrero Romero, Rocio; Hall, James; Cluver, Lucie – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Background: Many adolescents in South Africa are exposed to multiple types of violence, socio-economic disadvantage, and low-quality education: all risk factors for educational outcomes including school delay (grade enrolment below that which is age-appropriate). Supportive teacher-student relationships are known to be associated with improved…
Descriptors: Violence, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, At Risk Students
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Echarri, Fernando – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
As in the case of the 80th anniversary of Picasso's "Guernica," painted in 1937, museums can incorporate significant dates and anniversaries into their educational programming. The University of Navarra Museum has taken advantage of the opportunity presented by this anniversary to present an educational project entitled…
Descriptors: Museums, Peace, Painting (Visual Arts), Nonschool Educational Programs
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King, Mary C.; Williams, Emma I.; Gleeson, Kate – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: Research evidence suggests that self-understanding is likely to be limited in individuals with autism. Method: Photo-elicitation interview was used to explore self-understanding in five adolescent boys diagnosed with an autism spectrum condition. Results: An interpretative phenomenological analysis yielded three superordinate…
Descriptors: Photography, Adolescents, Males, Autism
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Gouveia, Patrícia; Leal, Isabel; Cardoso, Jorge – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
This study introduces a pilot project--the creation of a Student and Family Office to reduce school violence--and suggests the benefits of the combined use of different strategies to decrease peer aggression and victimisation. The programme was implemented over a two-and-a-half-year period and included 132 Portuguese adolescents attending the…
Descriptors: Prevention, Violence, Student Personnel Services, Student Welfare
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Embregts, Petri J. C. M.; Zijlmans, Linda J. M.; Gerits, Linda; Bosman, Anna M. T. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a training program focusing on improvement of emotional intelligence (EI) and support staffs' awareness of their behaviour towards people with an intellectual disability based on interactional patterns. The support provided regarding the needs for autonomy, relatedness, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Intellectual Disability
Poland, Scott; Lieberman, Richard; Niznik, Marina – Communique, 2019
The suicide of a student has a rippling effect in the school environment as well as in the greater community, as a single adolescent death by suicide increases the risk of additional suicides. The process by which a completed suicide (or at times, suicidal behavior) increases the suicidal behavior of others is called contagion. When multiple…
Descriptors: Suicide, School Psychologists, Crisis Management, Crisis Intervention
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