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Lippard, Christine N.; La Paro, Karen M.; Rouse, Heather L.; Crosby, Danielle A. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2018
Background: Children's early classroom experiences, particularly their interpersonal interactions with teachers, have implications for their academic achievement and classroom behavior. Teacher-child relationships and classroom interactions are both important aspects of children's early classroom experiences, but they are not typically considered…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Interaction
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Drescher, Christopher F.; Johnson, Laura R.; Kurz, A. Solomon; Scales, Peter C.; Kiliho, Ray P. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2018
Background: Assets-based approaches are well-suited to youth living in majority world contexts, such as East Africa. However, positive psychology research with African adolescents is rare. One hindering factor is the lack of translated measures for conducting research. Objective: This study builds capacity for positive youth development research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, African Languages, Adolescents, Measures (Individuals)
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Espelage, Dorothy L.; Hong, Jun Sung; Kim, Dong Ha; Nan, Luana – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2018
Background: Children's bullying involvement may arise from biases and deficiencies in social information processing, and it is important to consider cognitive and emotional aspects of bullying because social cognition is an important aspect of children's social skills and their ability to get along with others. It is also important to understand…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Empathy, Bullying
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Strickler, Amy; Trunzo, Annette C.; Kaelin, Michael S. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2018
Background: Pre-service training of treatment parents is a requirement for all foster care models to ensure safety and well-being of children in care. Researchers theorize treatment parents benefit more from enhanced pre-service trainings; however, no rigorous studies exist indicating the effectiveness of these trainings for treatment parents.…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Foster Care, Training, Program Effectiveness
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Itzhaki, Yael; Itzhaky, Haya; Yablon, Yaacov B. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2018
Background: While extensive research has been done on high-school dropouts' adjustment, there is little data on dropouts from closed religious communities. Objective: This study examines the contribution of personal and social resources to the adjustment of high school dropouts in Ultraorthodox Jewish communities in Israel. Method: Using a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Dropouts, Student Adjustment, Jews
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DiPierro, Moneika; Fite, Paula J.; Johnson-Motoyama, Michelle – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2018
Background: Latino adolescents are a subpopulation of youth who are disproportionately at risk for experiencing low levels of hope, which is linked to high levels of anxiety. However, factors such as religion/spirituality (i.e., identifying as a spiritual/religious person), that may buffer this association are not yet clear. Religion/spirituality…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Religious Factors
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David, Paula; Schiff, Miriam – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2018
Background: Bottom-up dissemination (BUD) of evidence based treatments (EBT), entailing the spread of an intervention through a peer network in a decentralized manner, is an under-reported phenomenon in the professional literature. Objective: This paper presents findings from a study researching the feasibility of BUD of an evidence-based…
Descriptors: Intervention, Evidence Based Practice, Family Programs, Psychotherapy
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Morrison, Sandra U.; Adler-Baeder, Francesca; Bub, Kristen L.; Duke, Adrienne – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2018
Background: Using data from a statewide relationship education (RE) program targeting a diverse adolescent sample, this study examined RE implementation in classroom environments. Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore (1) whether there is a beneficial RE program effect for change in individual attitudes toward sexual delay, (2)…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Interpersonal Relationship, Intervention, Sexuality
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Sung, Jihyun – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2018
Background: Despite widespread use of digital toys, research evidence of how a digital toy's features affect children's development and the nature of parent-child interactions during play is limited. Objective: The present study aimed to examine how mother-child dyads experience a traditional stuffed toy and an animated digital toy by comparing…
Descriptors: Toys, Mothers, Play, Parent Child Relationship
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Chen, Cliff Yung-Chi; Panebianco, Andrea – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2018
Background: Many young children experience the death of a family member and they may be at risk for developing psychological and behavioral problems, but not much is known about how to help young children cope with such a stressful and painful experience. Objective: The purposes of this study are to identify the interventions for bereaved young…
Descriptors: Intervention, Young Children, School Health Services, Mental Health Programs
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Tan, Ling; Chen, Jinglu; Xia, Tiansheng; Hu, Jingchu – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2018
Background: Meaning in life has been depicted as an important psychological resource for both children and adults. Objective: The specific aims of this study were to quantify the rates and severity of suicidal ideation in a sample of 6165 Chinese children and adolescent students from a wide range of areas across China and to investigate whether…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Suicide, Mental Health Programs, Elementary Secondary Education
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McCray, Erica D.; Ribuffo, Cecelia; Lane, Holly; Murphy, Kristin M.; Gagnon, Joseph C.; Houchins, David E.; Lambert, Richard G. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2018
Background: The well-documented statistics regarding the academic struggles of incarcerated youth are disconcerting, and efforts to improve reading performance among this population are greatly needed. There is a dearth of research that provides rich and detailed accounts of reading intervention implementation in the juvenile corrections setting.…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Reading Programs, Intervention, Correctional Institutions
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Iruka, Iheoma U.; Brown, Deborah; Jerald, Judith; Blitch, Kimberly – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2018
Background: Improving the home environment and parenting practices to support children's early development and learning is a key focus of many. Home visiting is one potential strategy to improve the home environment and parenting; however, more data about current programmatic efforts is needed, especially for children with multiple risks living in…
Descriptors: Success, Home Visits, Language Acquisition, Family Environment
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Ciucci, Enrica; Baroncelli, Andrea; Toselli, Monica; Denham, Susanne A. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2018
Background: Early childhood teachers represent important socializers of children's emotions providing professional practices, such as communication about children's emotions, influencing children's development. According to an ecological framework, early childhood teachers' emotional practices are guided by both their personal and professional…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Affective Behavior
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Leipoldt, Jonathan D.; Kayed, Nanna S.; Harder, Annemiek T.; Grietens, Hans; Rimehaug, Tormod – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2018
Background: Previous studies have shown that social climate in therapeutic residential youth care (TRC) is important to the welfare of residents, staff, and assessing treatment outcomes. The most influential theory on social climate in residential settings is the theory of Moos. The measurement of the concepts and aspects of this theory using the…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Youth, Residential Care, Therapy
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