Kathryn L. Falb, Khudejha Asghar, Betsy Laird, Sophie Tanner, Elizabeth Graybill, Pamela Mallinga, Lindsay Stark - Child Abuse and Neglect10 May 2017
The objectives of this analysis are to examine the whether gendered and parental attitudes of caregivers in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were associated with their adolescent girls’ experiences of violence and girls’ attitudes towards intimate partner violence (IPV).
Ande Nesmith - Children and Youth Services Review9 May 2017
The Bridges Transitions Framework (Bridges, 2009) implemented in this study shows some promise in smoothing foster youth reactions to change. The framework was adapted to help older youth, foster parents, and social workers look beyond the concrete goals of independent living (e.g., housing, employment). It is process-oriented and attends to the psycho-social reactions and emotions that youth experience during times of significant change.
Ande Nesmith - University of St. Thomas, School of Social Work9 May 2017
This study implements an adapted model of the Bridge's Transitions Framework to assist older foster youth, foster parents, and social workers in the transition out of foster care and into independent living. The article discusses the findings from the study as well as the struggles of foster youth as they age out of care.
Fabiane Friedrich Schütz, Luciana Cassarino-Perez, Vitória Ermel Córdova - Psychosocial Well-being of Children and Adolescents in Latin America9 May 2017
This chapter aims to (1) review results of recent studies, conducted in different countries, on the subjective well-being of children; (2) provide an overview of residential care in Brazil; (3) discuss recent research findings from the Research Group on Community Psychology (GPPC) of well-being in children in southern Brazil; and (4) discuss the specifics of the research context with children on state protection.
Sean Callahan, Georgette Mulheir, Philip Goldman - The Baltimore Sun7 May 2017
An op-ed from Sean Callahan of Catholic Relief Services, Georgette Mulheir of Lumos Foundation, and Philip Goldman of Maestral International describe their partnership to prevent children from entering orphanages and transition to systems supporting vulnerable children in family-based care around the world.
Daisy Lemus, Susan P. Farruggia, Gary Germo, Esther S. Chang - Children and Youth Services Review5 May 2017
This study focuses on the plans, goals, and concerns of foster care youth prior to leaving care. Participants were 179 pre-emancipated youth between the ages of 17 and 20 years old (M = 17.82, SD = 0.79) from a large metropolitan area in Southern California.