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Beecher, Constance C.; Van Pay, Craig K. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2021
Background: Early language input contributes to children's healthy brain development and sets the stage for life-long achievement and wellness. Parents vary in their ability to offer rich language support within the home environment due to social and contextual factors. There is a lack of research on the effectiveness of a universal prevention…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Parent Influence, Young Children, Child Development
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Tyler, Patrick M.; Mason, W. Alex; Vollmer, Barb; Trout, Alexandra L. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2021
Background: There is a growing emphasis of evidence-based program requirements being integrated into social welfare policies for youth care services in the U.S. This trend highlights the need for increased practitioner understanding and involvement in the research process to develop and implement evidence-based programs for youth with emotional…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Social Services, Residential Programs, Emotional Disturbances
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Hughes-Belding, Kere; Luze, Gayle J.; Walter, Melissa Clucas – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2021
Background: Progress monitoring is a vital strategy for evaluating skill development of young children receiving disability related services. Few effective progress monitoring tools exist for infants and toddlers, and research is needed to examine feasibility as they become available. Objective: The current study examined the implementation of an…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Measures (Individuals), Program Evaluation
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McLoughlin, G. M.; Vazou, S.; Liechty, L.; Torbert, A.; Lanningham-Foster, L.; Rosenkranz, R. R.; Welk, G. J. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2021
Background: Schools provide an ideal setting for promoting healthy lifestyles in youth, but it has proven difficult to promote the adoption and implementation of evidence-based programming by school leaders. The SWITCH® ("School Wellness Integration Targeting Child Health") intervention is a capacity-building process designed to help…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Wellness, Health Promotion, Youth Programs
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Espil, Flint M.; Rettger, John P.; Weems, Carl F.; Neill, Erin L.; Carrion, Victor G. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2021
Background: Although mindfulness and yoga interventions for youth continue to gain support, few studies have proposed a systematic way to study the implementation and fidelity of these approaches. Objective: The current study developed and tested the feasibility of measurement procedures for a yoga and mindfulness curriculum implemented in schools…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Physical Activities, Relaxation Training, Psychometrics
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Spoth, Richard; Franz, Nancy; Brennan, Alison – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2021
Background: Translation science entails application of information gained through scientific research to practices intended to improve prevention and public health. The outreach arm of Land-Grant Universities--the Cooperative Extension System--is uniquely poised to facilitate this translation process and contribute to resolution of current…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Prevention, Extension Education, Capacity Building
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Rouse, Heather L.; Hurt, Tera R.; Melby, Janet N.; Bartel, Maya; McCurdy, Bethany; McKnight, Emily; Zhao, Feng; Behrer, Carol; Weems, Carl F. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2021
Background: Over 400,000 children and youth are in foster care at any given time in the United States, with nearly one-third exiting care between ages 13 and 20. Pregnancy among women in this population is nearly double national averages, with one-third becoming pregnant by age 17 and nearly half of those experiencing repeat pregnancies by age 19.…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Child Rearing, Contraception, Foster Care
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Vazou, Spyridoula; Long, Katharine; Lakes, Kimberley D.; Whalen, Nicolle L. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2021
Background: An evolving literature demonstrates that physical activity in the classroom represents a promising avenue not only for increasing the physical activity of youth but also for facilitating academic achievement and classroom engagement. However, structured physical activity programs that make clear connections with the academic standards…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Integrated Activities, Primary Education, Feasibility Studies
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Lowrey, Kendal; Altman, Claire; Jungmeyer, Andra – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2021
Background: Missouri Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) provides sexual health education programs to youth with goals of reducing unintended teen pregnancies. Theories of change provide that youth improve their sexual health knowledge, intentions, attitudes, and behaviors as a result of program implementation. Program evaluations are…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Sex Education, Prevention
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Barkauskiene, Rasa; Skabeikyte, Gabriele; Gervinskaite-Paulaitiene, Lina – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2021
Background: Borderline personality symptoms include emotional dysregulation, high levels of impulsivity leading to self-harm and suicidality, an unstable sense of self, fears of abandonment, extremely turbulent relationships, and psychic pain. They are considered to disrupt normative adolescent development however their unique contribution to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Personality Problems, Correlation
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Bystrynski, Jonathan; Braun, Michael T.; Corr, Catherine; Miller, Deserai; O'Grady, Courtney – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2021
Background: The restraining of children is a pervasive but controversial practice that has resulted in the injury and death of children. Despite this threat of harm, little research has explored what factors contribute to the risk of a child becoming injured during a restraint event. Objective: This study examined multiple child and restraint…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Injuries, Risk, Residential Institutions
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Lahdelma, Pinja; Tolonen, Maria; Kiuru, Noona; Hirvonen, Riikka – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2021
Background: Academic emotions (e.g., enjoyment of learning or anxiety) play a significant role in academic performance and educational choices. An important factor explaining academic emotions can be students' temperament and the goodness-of-fit between their temperament and their social environment, including parents. Objective: This study…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Academic Achievement, Goodness of Fit, Social Environment
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Ferrer-Wreder, Laura; Bernhard-Oettel, Claudia; Trost, Kari; Hau, Stephan; Lindfors, Petra – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2021
Background: Sweden is in transition when it comes to the immigrant experience. More research is needed to document the life circumstances and adjustment of those with foreign background living in Sweden. Objective: This study investigated the lived experiences of parents of youths and young people themselves who have an Iraqi or Syrian background…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Parent Attitudes, Youth, Coping
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Konijn, Carolien; Colonnesi, Cristina; Kroneman, Leoniek; Lindauer, Ramón J. L.; Stams, Geert-Jan J. M. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2021
Background: Stability in foster care is paramount, since it enables children with a history of maltreatment to experience secure attachment relationships, and decreases the risk for behavioral and emotional problems when growing up. Objective: We investigated whether foster care interventions play a role in enhancing foster placement stability, in…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Individual Characteristics, Family Characteristics, Gender Differences
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Simmons, Jessica A.; Antshel, Kevin M. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2021
Background: Youth with attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased independent risk for bullying involvement or depression yet the topic of bullying involvement and depression in ADHD is poorly understood and largely considered without a guiding theoretical framework. Objective: The primary aim of this review was to…
Descriptors: Bullying, Depression (Psychology), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Youth
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