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Tandon, S. Darius; Mercer, Constance D.; Saylor, Elizabeth L.; Duggan, Anne K. – Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 2008
This research was conducted to understand paraprofessional home visitors' perceptions of their training in addressing poor mental health, substance abuse, and domestic violence, and their actions in working with families in addressing these issues. Five focus groups were conducted with a total of 28 paraprofessional home visitors. Three main…
Descriptors: Community Health Services, Substance Abuse, Family Violence, Economically Disadvantaged
Olvera, Mary S. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This qualitative study utilized a transcendental phenomenological approach in which eight female participants, considered to be coresearchers, were interviewed to explore their lived experiences in overcoming pervasive crises in their lives to achieve great academic success. All the women experienced one or more of the following crises in their…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Females, Experience, Academic Achievement
Romero, Victoria E.; Robertson, Ricky; Warner, Amber – Corwin, 2018
Nearly half of all children have been exposed to at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE), such as poverty, divorce, neglect, homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence, or parent incarceration. These students often enter school with behaviors that don't blend well with the typical school environment. How can a school community come…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Environment
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Hong, Jun Sung; Kral, Michael J.; Espelage, Dorothy L.; Allen-Meares, Paula – Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2012
This article provides an ecological framework for understanding adolescent-initiated parent abuse. We review research on adolescent-initiated parent abuse, identifying sociodemographic characteristics of perpetrators and victims (e.g., gender, age, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status [SES]). Bronfenbrenner's [1] ecological systems theory is…
Descriptors: Socialization, Family Violence, Sex Role, Parent Child Relationship
McDonald, Michelle – Communique, 2013
Summer and winter breaks from school can be highly anticipated times for students and educators. However, for students living in poverty, the break from school can bring hidden challenges that school psychologists should be aware of when preparing for vacation. Research has shown that school breaks affect students from varying socioeconomic status…
Descriptors: Holidays, Poverty, Disadvantaged Youth, At Risk Persons
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Bibou-Nakou, I.; Tsiantis, J.; Assimopoulos, H.; Chatzilambou, P. – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
The present paper uses a qualitative method in order to study the ways in which bullying is discursively organized among young adolescent students in relation to the family factors related to it. Only a few studies have linked aspects of parenting and family functioning to bullying through the use of students' discourses despite the fact that…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Early Adolescents, Bullying
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Morgan, Angela – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2007
This research paper shows the ways in which survivors of domestic abuse can move on with their lives and take action to prevent their re-victimisation by returning to education. The primary aim was to explore the role of education as an agent of change, effecting positive and empowering changes to survivors' lives, thereby enhancing their life…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Interviews, Role of Education, Social Capital
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Sinanan, Allison N. – Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 2011
This study identified selected child factors (e.g., age, gender, race/ethnicity, disabilities, prior victimization, and relationship to perpetrator of abuse), family risk factors (e.g., substance abuse, domestic violence, inadequate housing, and financial problems), and services provided by child protective services that likely increased reports…
Descriptors: Financial Problems, Substance Abuse, Family Violence, Sexual Abuse
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Arokach, Ami – Social Indicators Research, 2006
This study explored the manner in which abused women cope with loneliness. Eighty women, victims of domestic abuse, were compared to 84 women from the general population who have had no history of abusive relationships. A 34-item yes/no loneliness questionnaire was utilized in order to compare the "beneficial" ways of coping with loneliness in the…
Descriptors: Alienation, Family Violence, Females, Coping
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Chovanec, Michael – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2008
There is an increasing demand for social work students to be prepared to work with a wide range of involuntary groups including the more traditional court-ordered programs in domestic abuse and chemical dependency, as well as groups in mental health and schools that provide outreach to high-risk client populations. This paper introduces three…
Descriptors: Social Work, Drug Addiction, Educational Innovation, Intervention
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Ceballo, Rosario; Ramirez, Cynthia; Castillo, Marcela; Caballero, Gabriela Alejandra; Lozoff, Betsy – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2004
Domestic violence against women is a pervasive, global health problem. This study investigates the correlates and psychological outcomes of domestic abuse among women in a semi-industrial country. The participants included 215 mothers residing in working-class communities located on the outskirts of Santiago, Chile. We utilized structural equation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Structural Equation Models, Mental Health, Family Violence
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Haeseler, Lisa Ann – Reading Improvement, 2006
Elementary school teachers must clearly understand that many children of domestic violence abuse are struggling with abuse issues at home along with literacy learning at school. This article will demonstrate how a child from an adverse home environment may face additional literacy challenges in school. This article will also provide specific…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Elementary School Teachers, Literacy Education, Family Violence
Nenide, Lana; Sontoski, Staci – ZERO TO THREE, 2014
The Parents Interacting With Infants (PIWI) intervention is designed to support parents in developing their capacity to create positive, sensitive, and engaging interactions with their infants and toddlers. These interactions, as indicated by research, are essential for healthy brain development and overall well-being, yet they are particularly…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Interaction, Intervention, Parents
Davis, Robert; Rabinovich, Lila; Rubin, Jennifer; Kilmer, Beau; Heaton, Paul – RAND Corporation, 2008
The U.K. National Audit Office (NAO) commissioned RAND Europe to conduct this review to identify and synthesize international research about the effectiveness of community orders in reducing re-offending. In this report, we review research on ten of the common requirements contained in community orders. Through examining reviews, systematic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Community Programs, Criminals
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Volant, Anne M.; Johnson, Judy A.; Gullone, Eleonora; Coleman, Grahame J. – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2008
Several North American studies have found a connection between domestic violence and animal abuse. This article reports on the first Australian research to examine this connection. A group of 102 women recruited through 24 domestic violence services in the state of Victoria and a nondomestic violence comparison group (102 women) recruited from the…
Descriptors: Animals, Aggression, Relationship, Family Violence
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