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Lantis, Patricia – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2018
Parents adopting traumatized children from foster care or from other settings have unique needs for post adoption support. This paper seeks to present those needs from the unique viewpoint of an adoptive physician mother. Circles of care around the child include the family, the community and wider systems of support.
Descriptors: Adoption, Trauma, Foster Care, Experience
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Beal, Sarah J.; Nause, Katie; Crosby, Imani; Greiner, Mary V. – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2018
Children in child welfare protective custody (e.g., foster care) are known to have increased health concerns compared to children not in protective custody. The poor health documented for children in protective custody persists well into adulthood; young adults who emancipate from protective custody report poorer health, lower quality of life, and…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Foster Care, Child Health, At Risk Persons
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Maguire, Laura L.; Hirsh, Estelle; Allison, Jeroan J.; Forkey, Heather C. – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to identify major symptom domain variables common to child trauma and create a prototype short trauma symptom screening tool (STST) intended for use in pediatric medical settings. Methods: This manuscript describes the first two phases of an on-going prospective mixed-method instrument development study. Phase…
Descriptors: Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Trauma, Child Health, Screening Tests
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Waite, Douglas; Greiner, Mary V.; Laris, Zach – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2018
Across the country, placements in foster care are rising. In 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported that 273,539 children in the U.S. entered foster care. In 34 percent of those cases, parental drug abuse was one of the factors leading to the child's removal from their family. Additionally, the U.S. Substance Abuse and…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Foster Care, Drug Abuse, Parents
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Polk, Sarah; Sharfstein, Joshua; Hernando, Mary Ann; Moon, Margaret; Richards, Shamelle – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2018
The highly publicized imposition and retraction of the "family separation" border policy by the current U.S. Administration was not an anomaly in U.S. history. In this manuscript, we place these troubling recent events in the context of decades of U.S. immigration policies and politics. We then describe the consequences of family…
Descriptors: Immigration, Public Policy, Federal Government, United States History
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Wylegala, Wendy – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2018
This short article offers a lawyer's perspective on working with immigrant youth, with three goals in mind. The first is to outline key features of the legal landscape immigrant children navigate in the United States, in order to provide contextual information of practical value in serving the young client/patient. The second goal is to use that…
Descriptors: Lawyers, Immigrants, Youth, Legal Responsibility
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Suleman, Shazeen; Minhas, Ripudaman; Barozzino, Tony – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2018
With over 1 in 5 Canadians identifying as an immigrant, Canada has been proud to call itself a nation of immigrants with a commitment to supporting refugees, from accepting thousands of Vietnamese refugees in the 1970s to Syrians fleeing civil war in 2015. In 2017, 44,000 refugees came as government-sponsored or privately sponsored refugees,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Children, Immigration
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Stein, Fernando – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2018
"Children do not immigrate; they flee." Fernando Stein has used this simple phrase during the recent years that he has been thrust into the debate related to the migration of children alone or with families across the southern border of the United States. Most of these human beings come from the "Trifinio," the tri-country area…
Descriptors: Children, Immigrants, Migration, Institutionalized Persons
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Johnson, Kimberly; Markham, Christine; Tortolero, Susan R. – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2017
Background: Much of the research literature on sexual consent and sexual consent education has been focused on college students, providing a significant gap in our understanding of high school students, especially ethnic minority youth, who are at greatest risk for unwanted sexual contact and sexual activity. Furthermore, recent research suggests…
Descriptors: Music, Popular Culture, Culturally Relevant Education, High School Students
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Markham, Christine M.; Peskin, Melissa; Addy, Robert C.; Wilkerson, J. Michael; Baker, Kimberly Johnson; Santa Maria, Diane M.; Hernandez, Belinda; Schick, Vanessa; Shegog, Ross; Tortolero, Susan R.; Paat, Yok-Fong; Temple, Jeff R. – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2017
The authors present findings from formative research to assess the need and receptivity for a Web-based, integrated healthy sexual and dating relationships intervention among community college students in South Central Texas. Texas ranks third highest among U.S. states in its overall teen birth rate; 69% of those births are among females 18 to 19…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Intervention, Dating (Social)
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Johnson, Kimberly; Markham, Christine; Smith, Rianne; Tortolero, Susan R. – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2017
Background: Due to the lack of interventions on sexual and reproductive health for older teen males of color engagement with the target population is critical for intervention development. Be Legendary (BL) was developed using intervention mapping, design thinking strategies and participatory methods alongside African-American male high school…
Descriptors: Intervention, Pregnancy, Adolescents, Males
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Shegog, Ross; Rushing, Stephanie Craig; Jessen, Cornelia; Lane, Travis L.; Gorman, Gwenda; Gaston, Amanda; Revels, Taija Koogei; Torres, Jennifer; Williamson, Jennifer; Baumler, Elizabeth; Addy, Robert C.; Peskin, Melissa F.; Tortolero, Susan R.; Markham, Christine M. – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2017
Background: Few HIV/STI and pregnancy prevention programs for youth in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities have been rigorously evaluated despite sexual health disparities in this population. This study reports the evaluation of a culturally adapted Internet-based HIV/STI and pregnancy prevention program for AI/AN youth, Native…
Descriptors: Prevention, Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Self Efficacy
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Markham, Christine M.; Peskin, Melissa; Shegog, Ross; Cuccaro, Paula; Gabay, Efrat K.; Baker, Kimberly Johnson; Swain-Ogbonna, Honora I.; Edwards, Sharon; Tortolero, Susan R. – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2017
Background: Racial/ethnic-minority 9th graders are at increased risk for teen pregnancy, HIV, and STIs compared to their White peers. Yet, few effective sexual health education programs exist for this population. Purpose: To apply "IM Adapt"--a systematic theory- and evidence-based approach to program adaptation--to modify an effective…
Descriptors: Grade 9, At Risk Persons, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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Chaudhary, Pooja; Peskin, Melissa; Temple, Jeff R.; Addy, Robert C.; Baumler, Elizabeth; Ross, Shegog – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2017
Background: Sexting has emerged as a common socio-cultural problem in our society today. Few studies have estimated the prevalence of sexting among younger middle school youth and even fewer have assessed the relationship between sexting and mental health outcomes like anxiety and depression symptoms among middle school youth. Objectives: To…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Computer Mediated Communication
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Shegog, Ross; Baumler, Elizabeth; Addy, Robert C.; Peskin, Melissa; Thiel, Melanie Ann; Tortolero, Susan R.; Markham, Christine – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2017
In the United States, adolescents 15 to 24 years of age account for nearly half of new cases of sexually transmitted infection (STI) each year, and female adolescents 15 to 19 years of age account for 24.2 of every 1000 births, 17% of which are repeat births. The provision of evidence-based sexual health curricula is indicated. To be effective,…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Health Behavior, Behavior Change, Sex Education
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