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Lee, Bethany R.; Bright, Charlotte L.; Svoboda, Deborah V.; Fakunmoju, Sunday; Barth, Richard P. – Research on Social Work Practice, 2011
Objective: The purpose of this study was to review empirical evidence of the effects of placement in group care compared to other interventions. Method: Two-group empirical studies were identified and effect sizes for all reported outcomes were calculated. Results: Nineteen two-group studies were found that compared group care with family foster…
Descriptors: Placement, Children, Adolescents, Comparative Analysis
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Staniford, Leanne J.; Breckon, Jeff D.; Copeland, Robert J. – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2012
Childhood obesity trends have increased dramatically over the past three decade's. The purpose of this quantitative systematic review is to provide an update of the evidence, illustrating the efficacy of childhood obesity treatment, considering whether treatment fidelity has been measured and/or reported and whether this related to the treatment…
Descriptors: Obesity, Children, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Juhasz, Anne McCreary – Family Relations, 1980
Adolescents feel that bearing children is the responsibility of the couple and increasing numbers are deciding not to become parents. A majority feel that legalized marriage and the nuclear family is the most important setting for rearing children. Ambivalence of changing options in life plans results in uncertainty about childbearing. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Birth, Child Rearing
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Waldron, Holly Barrett; Turner, Charles W. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2008
This review synthesized findings from 17 studies since 1998 regarding evaluation of outpatient treatments for adolescent substance abuse. These studies represented systematic design advances in adolescent clinical trial science. The research examined 46 different intervention conditions with a total sample of 2,307 adolescents. The sample included…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Behavior Modification, Adolescents, Family Counseling
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Keel, Pamela K.; Haedt, Alissa – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2008
Eating disorders represent a significant source of psychological impairment among adolescents. However, most controlled treatment studies have focused on adult populations. This review provides a synthesis of existing data concerning the efficacy of various psychosocial interventions for eating disorders in adolescent samples. Modes of therapy…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Adolescents, Cognitive Restructuring, Young Adults
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Quin, Daniel – Review of Educational Research, 2017
This systematic review examined multiple indicators of adolescent students' engagement in school, and the indicators' associations with teacher-student relationships (TSRs). Seven psychology, education, and social sciences databases were systematically searched. From this search, 46 published studies (13 longitudinal) were included for detailed…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Teacher Student Relationship, Learner Engagement, Student Participation
Fortuny, Karina; Capps, Randy; Simms, Margaret; Chaudry, Ajay – Urban Institute (NJ1), 2009
Up-to-date state information on the characteristics and population size of children of immigrants is essential for planning and implementing educational, health, housing, labor, and other social programs that affect children, their families, and other residents. This brief, a companion to the Urban Institute's new interactive Children of…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Community Surveys, Immigrants, Children
Hayes, Cheryl D., Ed.; Kamerman, Sheila B., Ed. – 1983
This report, a continuation of "Families That Work: Children in a Changing World," presents six papers which examine the effects of working parents on the socialization and intellectual development of children. Data were obtained from approximately 75 sources which met the following criteria: information from two or more relevant domains…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Child Development, Child Rearing
Ginsberg, Pauline E.; Lemire, Danielle – 2003
Six adolescent refugees, ages 15-17, were interviewed regarding transition between Bosnia and upstate New York. All had been in the United States for 3-7 years, were enrolled in public school, and fluent in English. In 45 to 90 minute semi-structured interviews, there were a wide range of responses to the teens common refugee experience. While…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Ethnicity
Denton, Melinda Lundquist; Smith, Christian – 2001
This study discusses research on the religious and spiritual lives of U.S. youth, noting methodological issues and challenges that differ from those encountered when studying adults or when not exploring religious factors in the lives of youth. The first section presents a general introduction to key issues in studying youth and religion (research…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Qualitative Research, Religion, Research Methodology
Columbia Univ., New York, NY. National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. – 2000
America's substance abuse epidemic has come to rural America. Adults in small metropolitan and rural areas are just as likely as those in urban America to use and abuse illegal drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. Young teens in small metropolitan and rural areas are more likely to abuse substances than those in large metro areas. Based on a wide variety…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Drinking, Illegal Drug Use, Incidence
Carrasquillo, Angela L. – 1991
This book discusses the demographic, cultural, linguistic, socioeconomic, and educational characteristics of Hispanic children and youth. Chapters cover: (1) historical and demographic overview (history of Hispanic presence in the United States, geographic distribution, population size and growth, migration, social and cultural patterns, parent…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Health, Children, Cultural Traits
Dollison, Richard A. – 1998
Coeducation has been nearly universal in public schools in the United States during the 20th century. Research conducted in the last decade has questioned the effectiveness of coed schooling with regard to the self-esteem and mathematics achievement of adolescent females. Early research reported that single-sex schools where superior to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Coeducation, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
DuPont, Robert L., Ed. – 1989
This document summarizes the rapidly growing body of knowledge about initiation of drug use and about how to stop it, especially for youth from high-risk environments. Sections 1 outlines the nature of alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems in the United States today, focusing on young people and the vulnerable years for starting AOD use, ages 12…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, At Risk Persons, Drinking
Katzman, Martin T.; Vandell, Deborah – 1981
This monograph documents the magnitude and likely prognosis of demographic changes in the 1970's and suggests the impact of these trends on the problems of early childhood education. The implications of this changing environment for designing a new Follow Through program are also examined. With respect to the changing demographic environment,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Asian Americans, Birth Rate, Blacks
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