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Farragher, Róisín; Coogan, Declan – Child Care in Practice, 2020
This article describes a research project designed to explore the ways in which young people with experience of the care system in Ireland understand "family", and family relationships. We chose Constructivist Grounded Theory (CGT) as the conceptual and analytical framework for the research as it focuses on privileging the voice of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care, Educational Research, Constructivism (Learning)
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Alwhaibi, Reem Mohammed; Zaidi, Uzma; Alzeiby, Ibtisam; Alhusaini, Adel – Child Care in Practice, 2020
A child's disability affects not only that child but also their caregivers. This study compares the quality of life (QoL) of Saudi mothers (primary caregivers) of children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and Down Syndrome (DS) and mothers whose children do not have a disability, and explores its relationship with socioeconomic status. Two hundred mothers…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Mothers, Children, Disabilities
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Firat, Engin; Tuncay, Tarik – Child Care in Practice, 2020
This cross-sectional, convenience sampling study examined the relationship between diabetes-related factors, family functioning, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in 100 Turkish adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). The mean adolescent age was 14.65 ± 1.13 years. Quality of life was assessed using the Kiddo-KINDL generic HRQOL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Diabetes, At Risk Persons
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Watson, Sophie; Costantini, Cristina; Clegg, Miriam E. – Child Care in Practice, 2020
Background: Feeding methods used during infancy may impact upon eating behaviors in toddlers and influence the likelihood of developing weight issues. The aim of this study was to compare eating behaviors and food neophobia (defined as the reluctance to eat, or the avoidance of, new foods) in toddlers between three different complementary feeding…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Eating Habits, Food, Eating Disorders
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Verdon, Sarah – Child Care in Practice, 2020
In an increasingly globalised world there is need for professionals involved in providing services to children and families to be culturally competent. This pilot study explores the impact of attending a multidisciplinary professional development workshop based on the Six Principles of Culturally Competent Practice [Verdon, S. (2015a).…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Interdisciplinary Approach, Family Characteristics, Professional Development
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Kausik, Neel Harit; Hussain, Dilwar – Child Care in Practice, 2020
This paper presents a conceptual framework to understand the Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA) through the perspective of Self-Determination Theory (SDT). The Nurtured Heart Approach and the Self-Determination Theory are discussed and the parallels are drawn between the two, to provide a theoretical foundation to NHA and support for its effectiveness,…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Models, Intervention, Behavior Problems
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Creaney, Sean – Child Care in Practice, 2020
Whilst there is research evidence on the benefits of mentoring and its non-significant effects, the practice of peer mentoring in the Youth Justice System has received little empirical attention. This paper seeks to critically explore the benefits, limitations and challenges of using young offenders as peer mentors. First, the paper reviews…
Descriptors: Mentors, Juvenile Justice, Music, Role Models
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Monson, Tracey A. – Child Care in Practice, 2020
Risk has become a driving force within the provision of welfare services in post-modern society (Kemshall [2002]. Conflicting knowledge's on risk: The case of risk knowledge in the probation service. "Health, Risk and Society," 2(2), 153-158). There is a dearth of research exploring how "risk" influences multi-agency…
Descriptors: Risk, Decision Making, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
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Sandseter, Ellen Beate Hansen; Cordovil, Rita; Hagen, Trond Løge; Lopes, Frederico – Child Care in Practice, 2020
Risk aversive perceptions and practices among ECEC practitioners and parents have proven to be an important reason for the decline of young children's opportunities for free outdoor play. Yet, there are also cultural differences in the perception of children's risky play. This study aims at examining the factors that ECEC practitioners and parents…
Descriptors: Barriers, Play, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Wilkins, David; Forrester, Donald – Child Care in Practice, 2020
Social workers are constantly predicting the future. In England and Wales there is a legal duty on them to do so, as the 1989 Children Act requires workers to assess not only whether children "have" suffered significant harm, but also whether they are "likely" to do so. Similarly, in Northern Ireland social workers are required…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Foreign Countries, Caseworker Approach
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McCormack, Cheryl; Gibbons, Marie; McGregor, Caroline – Child Care in Practice, 2020
This article explores the factors that influenced team leader decision-making processes about pathways for duty/intake referrals in one TUSLA region in the Republic of Ireland. It provides an overview of theories relating to decision making focused on systems, risk, relationships and processes. An ecological framework is presented as the…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Child Welfare, Child Safety, Referral
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Cook, Laura; Gregory, Mark – Child Care in Practice, 2020
This article offers a new conceptualisation of sensemaking in social work assessment. During assessment, social workers are required to make sense of a wide range of information. This may include written reports, behavioural cues, verbal, sensory and emotional data. In this article, the term "sensemaking" is used to refer to the…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Evaluation, Risk
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McConnell, Nicola; Schrader-McMillan, Anita; Telford, Paula; Barlow, Jane; Rayns, Gwynne – Child Care in Practice, 2020
Couple-based interventions that address domestic abuse are an emerging area of practice within the UK. These interventions require a detailed assessment process that can clarify risk and needs and screen out couples for whom such intervention is unsuitable. Steps to Safety is a new intervention, grounded in attachment and trauma theory, for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Violence, Intervention, Family Counseling
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Søbjerg, Lene Mosegaard; Nirmalarajan, Liesanth; Villumsen, Anne Marie – Child Care in Practice, 2020
Decision-making in child protection is often understood as the final step in the process of risk, assessment and decision-making. However, when working with referrals about children at risk, decisions are also made a lot earlier when someone decides whether to refer a child to child welfare services or not. The risk assessments made by child…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Risk, Decision Making, Referral
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Brady, Bernadine; Kennan, Danielle; Forkan, Cormac; Tierney, Edel; Jackson, Rebecca; Holloway, Rowan – Child Care in Practice, 2019
The term "participation" is widely used to refer to the involvement of children and young people in decision-making on issues that affect their lives. The Health and Information Quality Authority (HIQA) is the national inspectorate for social care in Ireland. HIQA monitors Tusla, Ireland's child and family agency, for compliance with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth, Children, Participation
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