Paulo Delgado, João M. S. Carvalho, Carme Montserrat, Joan Llosada-Gistau - Child Indicators Research31 May 2019
The aim of this study is to compare the subjective well-being (SWB) of children hosted in institutions and in foster families with the well-being of children living with their families. Results indicate that children in residential care have a lower SWB in all variables compared to foster care and general populations groups.
Sónia Rodrigues, Maria Barbosa-Ducharne, Jorge F. Del Valle, Joana Campos - Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal22 Mar 2019
This study aims to analyze the comparative effectiveness of Youth Self-Report (YSR) and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) as screening tools of psychological (mal)adjustment, looking for differences in the way psychological problems and difficulties are identified by these two measures in adolescents in residential care (RC).
Joana Campos, Maria Barbosa-Ducharne, Pedro Dias, Sónia Rodrigues, Ana Catarina Martins, Mariana Leal - Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal3 Jan 2019
This study compared adolescents in residential care (RC) in Portugal, with a Portuguese community sample on the incidence of mental health problems and psychosocial skills, explored gender differences and the relationships between mental health problems and psychosocial competencies.
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.