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Ferguson, Lara – Child Care in Practice, 2018
The focus for this literature review developed from reading American research by Oyserman and Destin around the theme of identity and possible selves. The intention of this review was to consider whether an identity-based perspective could be applied to investigate the multiple outcomes of UK care leavers. The aim was to explore the relevant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Identification, Individual Development, Foster Care
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Taylor, Myra F.; Marquis, Ruth; Coall, David A.; Werner, Jenni – Child Care in Practice, 2018
Custodial grandparenting (i.e. raising grandchildren on a full-time basis) is a global phenomenon. Despite the hardships associated with 24/7 custodial care, grandparents continue to invest in their grandchildren. Why they do so is a matter of much conjecture. For example, it has been posited that grandparents assume custodial care of their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Rewards, Motivation
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Stanley, Tony; Keenan, Karol; Roberts, Dawn; Moore, Richard – Child Care in Practice, 2018
Rising demand for early help services is currently taking place against a backdrop of closing or reduced services and shrinking public authority budgets across England. Complicating matters is the wide variety of service orientations and differences in assessments offered to vulnerable families. This can be confusing for them. Moreover, this is an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Programs, Safety, Well Being
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Gollenberg, Audra; Fendley, Kim – Child Care in Practice, 2018
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) remains a leading cause of infant death in the United States, and in Virginia. We sought to gauge the perceptions among community-identified stakeholders regarding community resource needs to reduce SIDS. Snowball sampling identified important community stakeholders to be interviewed as key informants. A…
Descriptors: Infant Mortality, Death, Attitude Measures, Prevention
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Bartelink, Nina H. M.; Mulkens, Sandra; Mujakovic, Suhreta; Jansen, Maria W. J. – Child Care in Practice, 2018
Background: RealFit is a 13-week weight-reduction programme for adolescents. This study investigated the programme's long-term effectiveness regarding the psychological outcomes of self-esteem and food craving. Methods: The study had a quasi-experimental design. Body mass index, self-esteem and food craving were assessed at baseline (T[subscript…
Descriptors: Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Dietetics, Self Esteem
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Ciczkowska-Giedziun, Malgorzata; Zmyslowska, Magdalena – Child Care in Practice, 2018
Poland is a post-communist country rooted in the idea of a nanny state. Although the state is still highly involved in social policy, the social and constitutional transformation that began in 1989 led to many changes which in turn influenced the functioning of an individual and family life. Numerous reforms have gradually changed the shape of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Welfare, Social Services, Social Work
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Tolchard, Barry; Stuhlmiller, Cynthia M. – Child Care in Practice, 2018
Nursing students typically do not undertake clinical training in school settings. However, they are well placed to have a role in providing health screening and education in schools or community health venues under supervision of qualified nurses. This study provides a description and outcomes of a vision and hearing screening programme delivered…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Screening Tests, Hearing Impairments
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Connolly, Nuala; Devaney, Carmel – Child Care in Practice, 2018
Increasing government interest in parenting support has emerged in response to the increasingly diverse form of families, a growing emphasis on children's rights and a policy shift towards prevention and early intervention. This has contributed to a range of stakeholder activity in the area, with the notion that parenting is a set of skills that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Rearing, Parent Counseling, Educational Policy
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Wong, Venus; Yu, Yue; Keyes, Melissa L.; McGrew, John H. – Child Care in Practice, 2017
This study examined the experiences of parents receiving an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis for their child. Mixed methods were used to give a detailed account of the sequence of events, parents' experiences and actions associated with the ASD diagnosis. Parents waited nearly two and a half years (mean = 28.72 months) before receiving the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis, Parent Attitudes
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Cameron, David Lansing; Kovac, Velibor Bobo – Child Care in Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore and compare parents' (n = 141) and preschool workers' (n = 81) perceptions of bullying with respect to preschool workers' competence, collaboration with parents, and strategies for dealing with bullying. Whereas most participants held positive views about their collaboration, preschool workers tended to be…
Descriptors: Bullying, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Comparative Analysis
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Sjödin, Fredrik; Neely, Gregory – Child Care in Practice, 2017
The study included 12 preschool departments, with two teachers in six departments characterised by high levels of stress and burnout and two teachers in six departments characterised by low levels of stress and burnout. A total of 24 females with a mean age of 43.5 years participated in the study. The teachers rated stress, fatigue, work demands…
Descriptors: Observation, Stress Variables, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Burnout
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Morpeth, Louise; Blower, Sarah; Tobin, Kate; Taylor, Rod S.; Bywater, Tracey; Edwards, Rhiannon Tudor; Axford, Nick; Lehtonen, Minna; Jones, Carys; Berry, Vashti – Child Care in Practice, 2017
The prognosis for children with early-onset conduct disorder is poor. Conduct disorder also has a social cost for families and communities, and an economic cost for society through the increased use of health, education, social, legal and detention services. In this study, the Incredible Years (IY) BASIC programme was delivered to parents of…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Parent Education
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Sisson, Susan B.; Smith, Chelsea L.; Cheney, Marshall – Child Care in Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine childcare providers' perceptions of their role in child health behaviors and attitudes pertaining to physical activity and nutrition. Part and full-time providers in a childcare center or family childcare home were interviewed (n = 30) in this cross-sectional, qualitative study. Transcripts were digitally…
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Child Care Centers, Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Al-Khatib, Amal J.; Lash, Martha J. – Child Care in Practice, 2017
This qualitative case study investigated the role of race, school context, and personal and professional experiences in the formation of an early childhood minority teacher's professional identity. Data sources included interviews, observations, conversations, field notes and school artefacts. Member checking, triangulation and extended…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Race, Educational Environment
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Flynn, Susan; McGregor, Caroline – Child Care in Practice, 2017
Disabled children experience unique vulnerabilities in the context of child protection and welfare services. Current research alludes to strong concerns about social inequality, professional responses, judgement, knowledge and awareness limitations, and practical constraints. This article presents a focused commentary on the literature pertaining…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Childrens Rights
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