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Mersky, Joshua P.; Topitzes, James; Grant-Savela, Stacey D.; Brondino, Michael J.; McNeil, Cheryl B. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2016
Objective: This study presents outcomes from a randomized trial of a novel Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) model for foster families. Differential effects of two intervention doses on child externalizing and internalizing symptoms are examined. Method: A sample of 102 foster children was assigned to one of three conditions--brief PCIT,…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Interaction, Therapy, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Anderson, Sara; Leventhal, Tama; Dupéré, Véronique – Applied Developmental Science, 2014
Evidence points to associations between the socioeconomic composition of neighborhoods and children's and adolescents' development. A minimal amount of research, however, examines how timing of exposure to neighborhood socioeconomic conditions matters. This study used longitudinal data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Advantaged, Reading Achievement, Academic Achievement
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Georgiou, Stelios N.; Fanti, Kostas A. – Educational Psychology, 2014
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the existing transactional associations between mother-child conflict and the child's internalising and externalising problems. To this end, longitudinal data were used, covering ages 7-15. The sample consisted of 1,136 mothers and their children who participated in the National Institute of…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Behavior Problems, Conflict
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Fanti, Kostas A.; Panayiotou, Georgia; Fanti, Savvas – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2013
The current study investigated the longitudinal transactional association among paternal and maternal depressive symptoms and child internalizing and externalizing difficulties. Data were collected on preschool- to adolescent-age youth via a total of six assessments. The sample (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development [NICHD]…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Correlation
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Lund, Terese J.; Dearing, Eric – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2013
Community studies indicating that affluence has social-emotional consequences for youth have conflated family and neighborhood wealth. We examined adolescent boys' delinquency and adolescent girls' anxiety-depression as a function of family, neighborhood, and cumulative affluence in a sample that is primarily of European-American descent, but…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Risk, Adolescents, Neighborhoods
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Crosnoe, Robert; Smith, Chelsea; Leventhal, Tama – Applied Developmental Science, 2015
Applying latent class and regression techniques to data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (n = 997), this study explored the potential academic advantages of time spent in out-of-school activities. Of particular interest was how these potential advantages played out in relation to the timing and duration of activity…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Academic Achievement, High School Students, Low Income
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Brooker, Rebecca J.; Buss, Kristin A.; Lemery-Chalfant, Kathryn; Aksan, Nazan; Davidson, Richard J.; Goldsmith, H. Hill – Developmental Psychology, 2014
Using both traditional composites and novel profiles of anger, we examined associations between infant anger and preschool behavior problems in a large, longitudinal data set (N = 966). We also tested the role of life stress as a moderator of the link between early anger and the development of behavior problems. Although traditional measures of…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Infants, Predictor Variables, Preschool Children
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Kratochwill, T.R.; McDonald, L.; Levin, J.R.; Young Bear-Tibbetts, H.; Demaray, M.K. – Journal of School Psychology, 2004
The goals of this randomized intervention study were to: (a) increase academic performance among American Indian children ages 4-9 years and (b) reduce classroom problem behaviors. To achieve these goals, the multi-family group program called Families and Schools Together (FAST) was adapted with three American Indian Nations in Wisconsin. Over 3…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Parents, Intervention, Indians