Paula Vagos, Diana Ribeiro da Silva, Nélio Brazão, Daniel Rijo, Jeff Elison - Child & Youth Care Forum29 Sep 2018
This study evaluated the psychometric properties of a Portuguese version of the Compass of Shame Scale using an adolescent sample, to investigate if its internal structure was valid for diverse adolescent subsamples, and to gather evidence on the construct validity of the instrument.
João M.S.Carvalho, Paulo Delgado, Vânia S. Pinto, Rami Benbenishty - Child Abuse & Neglect28 Sep 2018
An important goal of out of home care is to prepare the family and child for reunification. Practitioners are often required to make the decision whether to reunify a foster child with their biological family. This study examines this complex reunification decision in Portugal.
Maria Barbosa-Ducharne, Sylvie Marinho - Research on Social Work Practice26 Jun 2018
The main goals of this study were to determine the incidence of preadoption breakdown in Portugal, describe preadoptive parents’ reasons for ending placement, compare intact/disrupted placements, and identify adoption disruption risk and protective factors.
Marta Santos-Nunes, Isabel Narciso, Salomé Vieira-Santos, Magda Sofia Roberto - Children and Youth Services Review26 Feb 2018
This study aimed to test the impact of parents' evaluation of expectations on their child's behavioral problem by investigating a sequential mediation effect of parenting stress and parental satisfaction.
Raquel Barroso, Maria Barbosa-Ducharne, and Vanessa Coelho - Child & Family Social Work13 Sep 2017
This study investigated Portuguese adolescent adoptees' perceptions of their attachment relationships with their adopted parents compared to adolescents living with biological parents and adolescents living in residential care.