Child Development

Knowledge of child development is the foundation for work with children, and therefore is a requirement for all those seeking to protect children. It influences every aspect of a child from physical growth and mental abilities, to how they express emotions, think and behave. 

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Heather N. Taussig, Lindsey M. Weiler, Edward F. Garrido, Tara Rhodes, Ashley Boat, Melody Fadell - American Journal of Community Psychology,

This study replicates and extends previous findings of the Fostering Healthy Futures (FHF) program, a 30‐week mentoring and skills group intervention for preadolescent maltreated children in foster care.

Lisa Moran, Caroline McGregor, Carmel Devaney - Qualitative Social Work,

This paper focuses on qualitative findings on how young people in long-term foster care in Ireland interpret permanence and stability.

Jessica Dym Bartlett & Sheila Smith - The American Journal of Community Psychology,

This paper examines strategies currently being implemented in early care and education (ECE) to address early childhood trauma.

Juané Voges, Astrid Berg, Dana J.H. Niehaus - Infant Mental Health Journal,

This review aims to consolidate knowledge about African attachment by describing studies of infant attachment conducted in Africa since Mary Ainsworth's Ugandan findings in 1967.

Sue M. Cotton, Simon Rice, Kristen Moeller‐Saxone, Anne Magnus, Carol Harvey, Cathy Mihalopoulos, Cathy Humphreys, Lenice Murray, Steve Halperin, Patrick D. McGorry, Helen Herrman - Child & Family Social Work,

The aim of the study was to examine sex differences in self‐reported psychological distress, behavioural and emotional problems, and substance use in young people living in out‐of‐home care (OoHC) in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia.

Mark Wade, Charles H. Zeanah, Nathan A. Fox, and Charles A. Nelson - Psychological Medicine,

This study examined whether global deficits in executive functioning (EF) mediate the association between severe childhood neglect and general v. specific psychopathology in adolescence. The sample consisted of 188 children from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project, a longitudinal study examining the brain and behavioral development of children reared in Romanian institutions and a comparison group of never-institutionalized children.

Mariela Neagu, Judy Sebba - Children and Youth Services Review,

This article explores how the type of placement in children's social care influences identity formation and contact with the birth family. It draws on 40 life history interviews with Romanian-born, care experienced young people who entered adulthood from different types of placement: 16 from residential care, eight from foster care, seven from domestic adoption and nine from intercountry adoption.

Winarini W. Mansoer, Raissa Dwifandra Putri, Nessi Sulaiman - Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research,

The aim of the present quantitative study is to examine how perceived maternal acceptance-rejection contributes to the risk of mental illness in orphaned adolescents.

Hansung Kim, Yushin Lee, Sangmi Choi - Children and Youth Services Review,

The objectives of this study were to 1) examine the relative risk of suicide among children in residential care compared with those not in residential care in South Korea, 2) evaluate how the relative risk of suicide is associated with age, and 3) explore the trend in relative risk of suicide over time.

Eavan Brady & Robbie Gilligan - Child & Family Social Work,

This paper explores how the principle of linked lives can illuminate our understanding of how relationships positively influence the educational journeys of adults with care experience over time.