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Begum, Jamila; Copello, Sue; Jones, Louisa – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2020
Children who have experienced significant early life adversities and trauma are at a greater risk of developing social, emotional, behavioural and mental-health needs. This can result in stress in the carer/parent-child relationship which can have a negative impact on placement stability. Recent research and national policies have stressed the…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Self Efficacy, Parenting Skills, Caregiver Role
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Crowley, Carolyn – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
A large percentage of young people who have been adopted will have experienced early childhood trauma and neglect that can impact on their social and emotional development, and engagement with learning. Although much research has been carried out concerning adoption, the views and perspectives of adopted young people are often missing. This…
Descriptors: Adoption, Trauma, Child Neglect, Social Development
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Cunningham, Larissa; Hartwell, Brettany K.; Kreppner, Jana – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2019
Nurture Groups (NGs) are a short term, psychotherapeutic intervention aiming to provide reparative attachment experiences for children within an educational setting. The social skills of 16 children (aged between 6.0 and 9.75 years) were assessed through teacher ratings and children's self-report to hypothetical and challenging social situations.…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Psychotherapy, Children, Interpersonal Competence
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Tobias, Adele – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2018
This article explores the application of the genogram in educational psychology (EP) practice. It provides a brief overview of the historical and theoretical development of the genogram. It then reviews and critiques some of the current literature regarding clinical application of the genogram in casework with children and adolescents and their…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Counseling Techniques, Family Counseling, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Melling, Richard; Smethurst, Nicola – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2017
The behaviours associated with the attachment disorders (ADs) appear to overlap substantially with those linked to the autism spectrum (AS). Given the similarities between the two conditions this article urges caution when drawing conclusions concerning the likely aetiology of presenting difficulties in any particular case. Attention is drawn to…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Attachment Behavior, Etiology
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Butcher, Rebecca L.; Gersch, Irvine S. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
This paper reports the results of research into parental experiences of the Somerset (UK) "Time Together" home visiting intervention, with regards to its impact on the parent-child relationship. The research was carried out using an Attachment Theory lens in order to understand the qualitative experiences of seven parents of children in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Parent Child Relationship, Home Visits
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Ubha, Neerose; Cahill, Sharon – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
Despite the wide implications of attachment theory there remains a lack of research exploring interventions which encapsulate the principles of an attachment-based framework in the school context. The aim of this research was to address this gap by implementing an intervention for a group of five primary-aged pupils with identified insecure…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Security (Psychology), Intervention, Elementary School Students
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Pritchett, Rachel; Nowek, Gail; Neill, Cróna; Minnis, Helen – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2014
Studies examining the well-being of British children find that about 5-10% are at risk of developing problems. This study aimed to examine the emotional and behavioural development of six to eight year olds in an area of socio-economic deprivation in Glasgow (Scotland) and compare this with UK norms. Furthermore, it aimed to look at overlap…
Descriptors: Emotional Development, Social Development, Foreign Countries, Economically Disadvantaged
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Greig, Anne; Minnis, Helen; Millward, Reuben; Sinclair, Claire; Kennedy, Eilis; Towlson, Kate; Reid, Warren; Hill, Jonathan – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2008
This review and investigation draws on principles from attachment theory regarding the importance of early relationships and their impact on the coherence and organisation of psychological functions. Comparisons are made between the narrative coherence scores of an experimental group of 17 looked-after children with problematic relationship…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Investigations, Personal Narratives
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Edwards, Oliver W.; Sweeney, Aldrin E. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2007
The growing social phenomenon of grandparents caring for their grandchildren has implications for educational psychology practice, since children who are wards of their grandparents frequently experience problematic school functioning. In this paper, the literature regarding children cared for by grandparents is reviewed. Issues concerning…
Descriptors: Grandparents, Grandchildren, Educational Psychology, Theory Practice Relationship
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Slater, Ruth – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2007
Zeanah argues that ethological attachment theory, as outlined by John Bowlby, has provided one of the most important frameworks for understanding crucial risk and protective factors in social and emotional development. However, although attachment theory and the notion of attachment disorders have influenced such initiatives, many psychologists,…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Emotional Development, Educational Psychology, Attachment Behavior