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Moran, Kaitlin K. – Child Care in Practice, 2021
This study examines why African-American caregivers in low-income urban neighborhoods in the United States transition their children between different childcare arrangements involving relative care, home/family care and center-based care, based on interviews conducted with 40 caregivers from three different childcare centers in one metropolitan…
Descriptors: African Americans, Child Care, Child Caregivers, Low Income Groups
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Harrison, Carmen; Loxton, Helene; Somhlaba, Nceba Z. – Child Care in Practice, 2021
In South Africa, many adolescents are affected by socio-economic adversity, which increases their susceptibility to experiencing stress that negatively affects their mental health. The synthesis of international literature has identified the psychological strengths (that include perceived social support, self-esteem and resilience) as having a…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Coping, Mental Health, Foreign Countries
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Sonkola, Kennedy; Kvalsvig, Jane Dene; Brouwer, Inge; Holding, Penny; Taylor, Myra – Child Care in Practice, 2021
While it is well-accepted that mothers play a key role in child health outcomes, the role of the father is less well understood. This study, the first of two investigations of the relationship between the social environment and child health, growth and development, was nested in a child nutrition programme carried out in Kwale County. At present…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Role, Parent Influence, Decision Making
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Vathi, Zana; Richards, Elizabeth – Child Care in Practice, 2021
Research on the intersection between migration management and child protection is limited and, yet, contradictions between these two domains and ambivalence in the area of child migrants' rights across the developed world have already been highlighted. Based on fieldwork with policymakers and service providers in Albania, a middle-to-high income…
Descriptors: Migration, Refugees, Children, Child Safety
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McGregor, Caroline; Devaney, Carmel; Moran, Lisa – Child Care in Practice, 2021
This paper is based on findings from an Irish study of permanence and stability outcomes for children in long-term care which involved biographical narrative interviews with 27 children, young people, parents and foster carers. The study concluded that power and power relations featured significantly in the narratives of our interviewees. To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foster Care, Parent Attitudes, Childrens Attitudes
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Flynn, Susan – Child Care in Practice, 2021
The professionalisation of social care practice in Ireland, after a period of dormancy, has experienced rapid advancement toward statutory regulation and reform. Yet, the limited literature available in Ireland on the subject matter, almost exclusively predates these changes. This paper presents a theoretically informed commentary on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Work, Evidence Based Practice, Caseworkers
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Walsh, Colm; Harland, Ken – Child Care in Practice, 2021
Since the latter part of the twentieth century there has been increasing recognition of the need for more effective approaches to engaging adolescent boys. Much of the focus in youth work practice and research has previously been dominated by attempts to better understand young male bio-social and cognitive development through examining high risk…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Adolescents, Youth
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Inguglia, Cristiano; Costa, Sebastiano; Iannello, Nicolò Maria; Liga, Francesca – Child Care in Practice, 2021
Framed within an ecological perspective of the onset of adolescent problem behaviors, the current study explored the joint role of parent-adolescents' relationships and youth's individual factors in binge eating and drinking. Firstly, in line with pieces of research highlighting the beneficial impact of effective parenting on youth development,…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Parent Child Relationship, High School Students, Risk
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Wangensteen, Turid; Westby, Lena Catherine Lossius – Child Care in Practice, 2021
There are expectations for parents to provide their children with emotional, social and economic security and predictability. Parents with a substance use disorder (SUD) are often unable to meet the norms and expectations of good parenting, and their children are vulnerable to developing problems with mental health, social relationships and…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parent Child Relationship, Substance Abuse, Parenting Skills
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Pollock, Elaine; O'Shea, Johanna; Killick, Campbell – Child Care in Practice, 2021
Self-harm continues to be a growing concern within adolescence and is a globally recognised public health and social problem. Adolescents living in the community who self-harm are extremely common however less is known about these young people. This study focussed on capturing the voice of young people who engage in cutting behaviour to provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Destructive Behavior, Injuries, Adolescents
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Kirby, K.; Lyons, A.; Mallett, J.; Goetzke, K.; Dunne, M.; Gibbons, W.; Ní Chnáimhsí, Á.; Ferguson, J.; Harkin, T. W.; McGlinchey, E.; McAnee, G.; Belfar, M. L.; Stark, K. L. – Child Care in Practice, 2021
This study is the first evaluation of Hopeful Minds: a novel school-based mental health promotion programme designed for children and pre-adolescents. Ten hope theory-based lessons were assessed. A mixed-methodology design was used with a sample of 127 participants (88 pre/post; 39 focus groups), aged 8-13 years. In the pre/post-study, there were…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Health Promotion, Mental Health, Coping
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van Schelven, Femke; Boeije, Hennie; Inhulsen, Maj-Britt; Sattoe, Jane; Rademakers, Jany – Child Care in Practice, 2021
There is a growing recognition that research and implementation projects should be carried out "with" or "by" young people with chronic conditions, instead of "about" or "for" them. The current study aimed to explore how young people with chronic conditions experience their involvement in a participatory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chronic Illness, Late Adolescents, Young Adults
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King, Pete; Newstead, Shelly – Child Care in Practice, 2021
Twenty years ago, the "Colorado Paper" developed a theoretical concept of the Play Cycle and described a hierarchy of four levels of intervention which playworkers might use to support the Play Cycle: play maintenance; simple intervention, medial intervention and complex intervention. This study of 157 playworkers from around the world…
Descriptors: Play, Adults, Role, Theories
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Douglas, Marcela; Saus, Merete – Child Care in Practice, 2021
The paper explores what lies behind the development of Sámi child protection services in practice. The study is an empirical investigation of how policymakers and child welfare leaders reflect on the challenges and opportunities in this field. All the twelve participants in the study worked in northernmost counties of Norway that are part of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Child Safety, Child Welfare
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Mc Elhinney, Helena; Taylor, Brian J.; Sinclair, Marlene – Child Care in Practice, 2021
Protecting an unborn baby from abuse and neglect presents particular challenges for professionals due to the uncertainties about appraising future harm and functioning of family relationships. This systematic narrative review synthesises studies of professional decision making by health and social care professionals regarding child protection of…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Prenatal Care, Child Abuse, Child Neglect
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