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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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Dixon, Jo; Ward, Jade; Blower, Sarah – Child Care in Practice, 2019
There has been increased recognition of the importance of hearing the views of children and young people in and from care about the services and decisions that affect their lives. The emphasis on young people's voices aims to give weight to, and raise awareness of, their experiences and outcomes, and the need for policy and practice improvements.…
Descriptors: Participative Decision Making, Foster Care, Late Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Rap, Stephanie; Verkroost, Denise; Bruning, Mariëlle – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Since 2015, local municipalities in the Netherlands have been responsible for the organisation of the youth care and child protection system. One of the basic assumptions underlying the new Youth Act (2015) is the mobilisation and empowerment of the family to help solve their problems. Consequently, the participation of children and parents is…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Child Safety, Foreign Countries, Legislation
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Franklin, Anita; Goff, Sarah – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Little research has been undertaken into how children with complex communication needs living in residential care are encouraged to express their views, be involved in decision-making, and importantly, make it known when they are unhappy. This group are often placed a long distance from home and can be some of the most vulnerable children in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communication Problems, Children, Residential Care
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Mannay, Dawn; Staples, Eleanor; Hallett, Sophie; Roberts, Louise; Rees, Alyson; Evans, Rhiannon; Andrews, Darren – Child Care in Practice, 2019
The educational experiences and outcomes of care experienced children and young people is of longstanding concern. The pervasive inequalities they face suggest that current policies have been unable to respond fully to the complex causes of the problem. This paper reflects on a qualitative study into the educational experiences and aspirations of…
Descriptors: Child Care, Children, Youth, Student Empowerment
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Beal, Sarah J.; Wingrove, Twila; Nause, Katie; Lipstein, Ellen; Mathieu, Stephane; Greiner, Mary V. – Child Care in Practice, 2019
For adolescents in protective custody (e.g. foster care), decisions about living arrangements, education, and long-term planning are frequently made outside the courtroom, where involvement in decision-making has been less studied. During in-person interviews with 151 adolescents who were aged 16-20 and had been in child welfare protective custody…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foster Care, Participative Decision Making, Planning
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Schoenfeld, Elizabeth A.; Bennett, Kate; Manganella, Katy; Kemp, Gage – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Each year, over 600 youth under the age of 25 experience literal homelessness in Austin, Texas. Of these youth, 76% have a history of involvement with foster care or the juvenile justice system--far exceeding the rates of system involvement observed among homeless youth in other large communities in the United States (approximately 54%; Voices of…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Youth, Youth Programs, Program Development
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Glynn, Natalie; Mayock, Paula – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Increasing the participation of children and young people in matters related to their care and aftercare is regarded as international best practice. While research demonstrates that children and young people benefit from involvement in care-related processes, participation continues to pose challenges for social work practitioners. Studies to date…
Descriptors: Late Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Adolescent Attitudes, Child Welfare
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Cody, Claire; D'Arcy, Kate – Child Care in Practice, 2019
This article draws attention to international evidence that highlights the value and challenges of promoting youth participation among and for young people affected by, or at risk of, sexual violence. The article draws on evidence from two pan-European projects that took place between 2013 and 2017 and aimed to give young people a voice in order…
Descriptors: Violence, Safety, Correlation, Disadvantaged
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van der Spuy, Charmaine; van Breda, Adrian DuPlessis – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Eye Movement Integration (EMI) is a neurobiological therapeutic technique that aims to reduce trauma symptoms by utilizing specific eye movements. This article contributes to the understanding of EMI by determining its utility with a diverse sample of 12 traumatized children, aged 5-7 years, in South Africa. The study is a replication of a…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Therapy, Medical Services, Young Children
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Fitzpatrick, Madeleine; McCrudden, Eunan; Kirby, Karen – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Purpose: Research is only beginning to address the extent to which evidence-based parenting programmes have utility and merit within populations of children and families with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD). The purpose of this paper is to evaluate a parent-focused intervention for families who have a child with a NDD and investigate whether…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parents, Children, Neurological Impairments
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Feldman, Marion; El Husseini, Mayssa'; Dozio, Elisabetta; Drain, Elise; Radjack, Rahmeth; Moro, Marie Rose – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Close observation of the interactions between a traumatised mother and her infant son provides information on the modes of transmission of psychic trauma in the mother-infant dyad. Following the presentation of a current literature review on the theme, the subject of "radioactive residue" and counter-transference in the transmission of…
Descriptors: Trauma, Mothers, Infants, Foreign Countries
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Amireh, Mohannad Mohammad Husni – Child Care in Practice, 2019
This study evaluated levels of stress among parents of children who are diagnosed with autism and Down syndrome in Jordan, identified the coping strategies used by parents, and compared their stress levels with those of parents of typically developed children. Parents in centers of special needs and mainstream schools in Amman, Zarqa, and Irbid…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Coping, Parents, Children
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Gillen, Allison M. C.; Kirby, Karen; McBride, Orla; McGlinchey, Emily; Rushe, Teresa – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Background: Clinical data indicate that the rates of non-suicidal self-harm (SH) are rising and developing younger, causing increasing concern. However, to date, no United Kingdom (UK), Irish or European community based surveys have been able to determine the prevalence rates of not only "SH ideation" but also "actual incidences of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Self Destructive Behavior, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes
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McDonagh, Debbie; Connolly, Nuala; Devaney, Carmel – Child Care in Practice, 2019
The impact of substance-use disorders on families is well documented in the literature, with families experiencing physical, emotional and psychological stress. Also documented is the perceived stigma experienced by those living alongside family members with substance-use disorders. This paper focuses on the help-seeking behaviour of those…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Family Environment, Help Seeking, Foreign Countries
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