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Salifu Yendork, Joana; Boadu, Selina Owusu; Amankwah-Poku, Margaret; Osei-Tutu, Annabella – Child Care in Practice, 2022
Children placed in children's homes encounter negative experiences in the form of abuse from caregivers, interpersonal conflicts with peers and victimizations from community members. How these children negotiate forgiveness of these negative experiences is unknown due to limited studies on the subject. The present study explored the nature of…
Descriptors: Altruism, Conflict Resolution, Interpersonal Relationship, Children
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Hwami, Munyaradzi – Child Care in Practice, 2022
This article is a critical interpretive study of residential group homes as school preparatory environments for children and youth in their care. Utilizing social pedagogic analytics, the paper analyzes the role of residential group homes in the education of the children and youth under their care. Evidence gathered in this study suggests that…
Descriptors: Group Homes, Child Caregivers, Child Rearing, Academic Achievement
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Costa, Mónica; Mota, Catarina P.; Matos, Paula M. – Child Care in Practice, 2022
Adolescents in residential care have an increased risk of developing psychosocial problems, however, not all adolescents are equally vulnerable. This study aims to provide a review and methodological evaluation of current studies, which focus on protective and risk factors associated with the psychosocial adjustment of adolescents in residential…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Individual Development, Social Adjustment, Emotional Adjustment
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Downes, Ciara; Kieran, Sara; Tiernan, Bridget – Child Care in Practice, 2022
Many children who enter the care system and are subsequently adopted have had exposure to a range of potentially traumatising experiences including domestic violence, abuse, neglect and loss of key caregivers. There are also an increasingly high number of adopted children presenting with the impact of intrauterine exposure to alcohol, drugs and…
Descriptors: Group Therapy, Parents, Adoption, Child Abuse
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Rice, Jenni; Mullineux, Judith; Killick, Campbell – Child Care in Practice, 2022
Background and purpose: Compassion and human connection are core social work values and as such they inform our interventions in all settings. It is generally recognised that young people need love and positive attention to thrive, but residential care provision often focuses on the more practical physiological and safety needs of young people.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Caregiver Child Relationship, Altruism
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Pastor, Crescencia; Balsells, Mª Àngels; Vaquero, Eduard; Mateo, Maribel; Ciurana, Anna – Child Care in Practice, 2022
This article focuses on the information that children need to be given when they are moving to a fostering placement. Generally, children are not consulted or informed prior to the foster decisions being made, nor when they arrive at the placement. Therefore, they do not usually know their foster care situation and the changes it implies for their…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Foster Care, Child Welfare
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Rouine, Helen; McDonnell, Fiona; Hanafin, Sinead – Child Care in Practice, 2022
Introduction: This paper reports on the outcomes from an analysis of 500 noncompliant regulations drawn from 1563 Early Years Services inspections that took place in Ireland between January and December 2017. Aim: The aim of this study was to consider the impact of the early years inspection process on the quality of early years services.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Inspection, Compliance (Legal)
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Sarfo, Elizabeth Anokyewaa; Salifu Yendork, Joana; Naidoo, Anthony Vernon – Child Care in Practice, 2022
Child marriage is the practice of marrying an individual below 18 years. The drivers of this practice include poverty, gender inequality, cultural and religious norms among others. While Ghana is one of many countries worldwide in which child marriage is practised, the literature on cultural underpinnings and implications of the practice in Ghana…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Marriage, At Risk Persons
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Przeperski, Jaroslaw; Taylor, Brian – Child Care in Practice, 2022
Many social work decisions are the outcome of collaborative working with other professionals and organisations, although there is little study of these decision-making processes. In this qualitative study conducted in Poland, the frame of reference was social work practice experience rather than a theoretical model. A vignette was presented to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Work, Decision Making, Child Welfare
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Leeson, Caroline; Morgan, Julia – Child Care in Practice, 2022
There are over 200, 000 children in the UK who are affected by parental imprisonment [Barnardo's, 2014. Children affected by parental imprisonment. http://www.barnardos.org.uk/what_we_do/our_work/children_of_prisoners.htm]. Children with a parent in prison are expected to engage in a great deal of physical and emotional caring to support their…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Foreign Countries
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King, Pete; Newstead, Shelly – Child Care in Practice, 2022
Background: Since the 1990s there has been an exponential growth in childcare provision in the UK, particularly for school-aged children. There has also been a growing interest in the conceptualisation and measurement of quality of childcare and the professionalisation of the childcare workforce. Previous studies have found that one of the most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Caregivers, Comprehension, Educational Theories
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Biga, Ilaria; Selicorni, Angelo – Child Care in Practice, 2022
The main aim of this report is to describe the healthcare staff's perceptions and difficulties encountered in the relationship with foreign children and their families, collecting their personal judgment on their intercultural skills, on the necessity of training courses and their opinion related to the possible aid given by a linguistic and…
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Pediatrics, Foreign Countries, Children
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Nadeem, Tania; Asad, Nargis; Khan, Murad Moosa; Siddiqui, Sana; Mahr, Fauzia; Hamid, Sahar Nadeem; Pirani, Shahina – Child Care in Practice, 2022
In the winter of 2014, four terrorists attacked a school in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), resulting in more than a hundred students' death. Twenty-two survivors (aged 10-18 years) with physical injuries were admitted to a private hospital in Karachi for further surgical and psychological interventions. The aim of this paper is to share a retrospective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Terrorism, Violence, Trauma
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Khan, Jahidur Rahman; Awan, Nabil; Sheikh, Md Tuhin – Child Care in Practice, 2022
Infant and young child feeding (IYCF) is crucial for the growth, development, and survival of a child. This study aims to examine the factors associated with IYCF practices among the under-2 aged children in Bangladesh and spatial variability. A total of 2336 children aged 6-23 months were selected from the 2014 Bangladesh Demographic and Health…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Infants, Toddlers, Nutrition
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Al Khatib, Amal J. – Child Care in Practice, 2022
Past decades have seen increasing worldwide interest in child abuse research. No comprehensive reviews that address child abuse research in Jordan have been published. This review sought to synthesize and critique published research literature on child abuse in Jordan from 2000 onwards in order to establish what is known about the extent and…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Foreign Countries, Sexual Abuse, Child Neglect
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