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Torres-Pagan, Leonell; Terepka, Angelica; Vaysman, Renata; Velez-Agosto, Nicole M.; Usseglio, John; Shechter, Ari – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2022
Sleep is related to cognitive functioning, learning, and brain development in the adolescent population. Recent research indicates a rise in the presence of chronic sleep disorders such as insomnia in adolescents, particularly following the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, research on the effectiveness of sleep interventions for adolescents is…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Sleep, Intervention, Cognitive Processes
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Donskoy, Innessa; Balog, Matthew; Loghmanee, Darius; Webster, Kathleen – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2022
Background: Sleep plays an integral role in a child's physical and neuropsychological development. Children with sleep disorders are at risk of developing inattention, hyperactivity, and learning difficulties, challenges that impact them, their families, their classmates, and their communities. There is a paucity of pediatric sleep medicine…
Descriptors: Sleep, Health Behavior, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Covington, Lauren; Satti, Aditi; Brewer, Benjamin; Blair, Rachel; Duffy, Ilona; Laurenceau, Jean-Phillipe; Mayberry, Shannon; Cordova, Angeni; Hoopes, Elissa; Patterson, Freda – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2022
Purpose: Child and caregiver sleep occurs in a family system, with socioeconomically disadvantaged families experiencing disproportionately worse sleep health than more advantaged families. The extent to which objectively measured sleep health metrics (i.e., sleep duration, midpoint, regularity, efficiency) are concordant within disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Sleep, Socioeconomic Influences, Family (Sociological Unit), Parent Child Relationship
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Patel, Surili Sutaria; Robb, Katherine; Pluff, C.; Maldonado, Evelyn; Tatar, Grace; Williams, Tia – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2021
The co-occurring crises of climate change, a global pandemic, and the social justice movement has put demands on psychosocial resilience. The country and global community has witnessed that those who contribute the least to climate change are the most impacted, and that black, indigenous, and people of color bear the health and financial burdens…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Mental Health, Minority Group Children, Climate
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Hess, Tobias – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2021
If one looks up the words "Gen Z will" on Google, the first two results that appear are "Gen Z will save the world" and "Gen Z will change the world." Regardless of the veracity of these claims, the notion that Gen Z has a unique ability to shape global culture and politics runs rampant in mainstream media ecosystems.…
Descriptors: Climate, Activism, Youth, Power Structure
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Durrwachter-Erno, Katie; Huerta-Montanez, Gredia; Nguyen, Vivian; Levy, Aaron A.; Lawson, Jennifer Mah; Nguyen, Vi Thuy – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2021
Climate change's health effects are most strongly felt in Environmental Justice (EJ) communities which are predominantly people of color. This results in a disproportionate burden of climate change health effects on EJ communities. Climate change is a public health crisis, and more importantly to pediatricians -- it is a pediatric public health…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, Policy, Justice, Climate
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Pennea, Emma; Anderko, Laura; Moore, Caroline; McDermott-Levy, Ruth – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2021
Climate change poses a threat to children, who are increasingly vulnerable, depending on adults to protect them from the impacts of these changes including extreme weather events, poor air and water quality and risk to mental health. Children living in poverty carry additional burdens and risks, living in environments that consistently experience…
Descriptors: Climate, COVID-19, Pandemics, Justice
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Meltzer, Gabriella Y.; Zacher, Meghan; Merdjanoff, Alexis; Do, Mai P.; Pham, NhuNgoc K.; Abramson, David – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2021
Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and destructive due to climate change and have been shown to be associated with a variety of adverse mental health outcomes in children and adolescents. This study utilizes data from three cohort studies of Hurricane Katrina survivors--including low-income mothers from New Orleans; displaced and highly…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Adolescents, Psychological Patterns, Weather
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Ali, Sarah; Alter, Aliese; Beeson, Jeff – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2020
Drug addiction and misuse have long plagued communities throughout the country, with drug overdose claiming more than 750,000 lives over the past two decades. As the crisis is multifaceted, it requires and beckons all sectors to respond, including the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. This creates unique data sharing challenges. In response…
Descriptors: Prevention, Drug Addiction, Drug Abuse, Information Technology
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Kimberly, Claire – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2020
Teaching elementary students about sexual health is not a common practice in the United States; however, the ability of children to understand and prevent sexual abuse could be learned in programs dedicated to improving communication about safe touch and boundaries. This study evaluates a program (i.e., "My Body, My Boundaries")…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Sex Education, Health Education, Comprehensive School Health Education
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Ross, Abigail M.; Wharff, Elizabeth; Horowitz, Lisa – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2020
Background: Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents; age-adjusted suicide rate increased 30% from 2000-2016. Medical illnesses are a known risk factor for suicide, establishing medical settings as a key venue for detecting suicide risk. Nurses have the potential to play a critical role in early detection of medically ill…
Descriptors: Patients, Nurses, Suicide, At Risk Persons
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Jetelina, Katelyn K.; Rodriguez, Patricia; Oke, Oluwaseun K.; Mathew, M. Sunil; Schoppa, Susan – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2020
Background: Equitable healthcare outcomes are compromised in the absence of strong medical care and social services linkages. In May 2019, Children's Health, the largest health system for pediatric care in North Texas, initiated a three-pronged social determinants of health (SDOH) quality improvement (QI) project that included: (1) baseline and…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Referral, Teamwork, Training
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Fernández, José R.; Taylor, Thomas; Cedillo, Yenni E.; Maciel, Beatriz; Salyakina, Daria – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2020
Introduction: The likelihood of a child participating in a clinical trial is mostly independent of the child's willingness to participate; children's lack of autonomy obliges parental involvement, which is concurrently conditional to parental understanding, trust and endorsement of the research study. Objectives: To identify potential predictors…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Children, Participation, Parents
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Cain, Cary M.; Lopez, Kimberly Kay; Aririguzo, Lynda Chima; Cummings, Angela – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2020
The number of interventions focused on early language development in young children has increased over the past decade. There is a paucity of research on the adoption and implementation of these programs in real-world community settings. This study presents findings from qualitative interviews with leadership, staff, and past participants of a…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Community Programs
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Correa, Nancy P. – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2020
Background: It is estimated that one in three women will experience intimate partner violence (IPV) in their life time. It is recommended that healthcare professional screen patients for IPV, but screening rates and positive disclosure rates remain low. Best practices for screening for IPV in the healthcare setting include screening alone, showing…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Screening Tests, Females, Patients
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