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Fujiwara, Takeo – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014
The association between family socioeconomic status (SES) and the suspected autism spectrum disorder (ASD) status of 18-month-old toddlers was investigated using a population-based sample in Japan, which has a universal healthcare system and a mandatory health checkup system for toddlers. Questionnaires including SES measurements and modified…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Risk, Foreign Countries, Toddlers
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Fujiwara, Takeo; Yamada, Fujiko; Okuyama, Makiko; Kamimaki, Isamu; Shikoro, Nobuaki; Barr, Ronald G. – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2012
Objectives: Infant crying is particularly frustrating to caregivers in the first few months of life and the most common trigger for shaking and abuse. The effectiveness of the "Period of PURPLE Crying" prevention materials (DVD and booklet) designed to increase knowledge and change behaviors related to crying and the dangers of shaking…
Descriptors: Intervention, Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Caregivers
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Fujiwara, Takeo; Okuyama, Makiko; Izumi, Mayuko – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2012
The authors test the hypothesis that separation from a violent husband or partner improves maternal parenting in Japan and examine how childhood abuse history (CAH), experience of domestic violence (DV), mental health problems, husband or partner's child maltreatment, and other demographic factors affect maternal parenting after such separation. A…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Marital Status, Child Abuse, Mothers
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Fujiwara, Takeo; Kato, Noriko; Sanders, Matthew R. – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2011
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of a group-based family intervention program known as the Group Positive Parenting Program (Triple P), with families in Japan. Reductions in children's behavioral problems, changes in dysfunctional parenting practices, and affects on parenting adjustment were examined. Participants of…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Parenting Styles, Child Rearing
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Fujiwara, Takeo; Okuyama, Makiko; Funahashi, Keiichi – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2011
The early assessment of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) is important to improving patient outcomes, allowing family members to prepare for and cope with symptoms, and assisting in plans for appropriate educational opportunities. However, little is known about factors that influence the time lag between the parents' first concerns and the first…
Descriptors: Psychiatric Services, Autism, Hospitals, Foreign Countries
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Fujiwara, Takeo; Okuyama, Makiko; Izumi, Mayuko; Osada, Yukiko – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2010
Objective: To understand the independent and interactive effects of childhood abuse history (CAH) and domestic violence (DV) on the mental health status of women in Japan. Methods: A self-administered questionnaire survey was conducted among a sample of 340 women staying in 83 Mother-Child Homes in Japan to assess the women's CAH and DV…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Females, Public Health, Mental Health