Psychosocial Support

The best form of psychosocial support is a healthy family and supportive environment, preferably in the child's community of origin, or one that is culturally similar.  Psychosocial well-being is a product of multiple support, which is rooted in the ability to form healthy relationships and participate in community networks.  

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Lindsey Palmer, John Prindle, Emily Putnam-Hornstein - Journal of Adolescent Health,

The purpose of this study was to provide a population-based analysis of child protection system (CPS) involvement among children and adolescents who died by suicide.

Family Care First,

ស្របពេលដែលកើតមានឡើងនូវការឆ្លងរីករាលដាលនៃជំងឺកូវីដ-១៩ក្នុងសហគមន៍ ហើយសាលារៀន ត្រូវបានបិទទ្វារសារជាថ្មីនៅតាមបណ្តារាជធានីខេត្តផ្សេងៗនៅទូទាំងប្រទេសកម្ពុជា កុមារភាគច្រើនត្រូវនៅឃ្លាតឆ្ងាយពីមិត្តភក្តិម្តងទៀត និងមិនអាចរីករាយជាមួយសកម្មភាពដែលពួកគេធ្លាប់មាន។ នេះគឺជាវីដេអូខ្លីមួយដែលអប់រំអំពីគន្លឹះសំខាន់ៗចំនួនប្រាំ ដើម្បីលើកកម្ពស់សុខុមាលភាពផ្លូវចិត្តរបស់កុមារ នៅក្នុងពេលវេលាដ៏លំបាកមួយនេះ! សូមទស្សនា និងចែករំលែកបន្តទៅកាន់អ្នកដែលអ្នកគិតថា ពួកគេកំពុងត្រូវការចំណេះដឹងទាំងនេះ។ សូមរក្សាសុវត្ថិភាពរបស់ខ្លួនឱ្យបានខ្ជាប់ខ្ជួនគ្រប់ពេលវេលា!

Carla Sharp, Paulina Kulesz, Lochner Marais, Cilly Shohet, Kholisa Rani, Molefi Lenka, Jan Cloete, Salome Vanwoerden, Deborah Givon & Michael Boivin - Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology,

The authors of this study conducted a quasi-experimental feasibility trial in South Africa to adapt and evaluate an established year-long semi-structured, manualized video-feedback caregiver intervention (the Mediational Intervention for Sensitizing Caregivers; MISC) for community-based organizations (CBOs) to equip community-based careworkers with the skills to address the mental health needs of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).

Caitlin Hitchcock, Benjamin Goodall, Olivia Sharples, Richard Meiser-Stedman, Peter Watson, Tamsin Ford, Tim Dalgleish - Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry,

This article explores population-level prevalence of Posttraumatic stress disorder for Young Children (PTSD-YC) to test whether application of Alternative Algorithm for PTSD (AA-PTSD) criteria, relative to the DSM-IV PTSD algorithm, increases identification of 5-6 year old children with clinical needs, in both the general population, and among looked-after-children where the risk of mental health issues is greater.

Maritta Törrönen - The British Journal of Social Work,

The interview data gathered in this study explored young adults’ well-being during the transition period from care to independent living under an English local authority and in Finland.


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Michael D. Cusimano, Stanley Zhang, Xin Y. Mei, Dana Kennedy, Ashirbani Saha, Melissa Carpino, and David Wolfe; on behalf of the Canadian Brain Injury and Violence Research Team - Neurotrauma Reports,

The purpose of the present study was to identify the prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI), adverse childhood experiences (ACE), and poor sustained attention and the associations of these events in youth and young adults who previously experienced foster care.

Sebastien Monette, Chantal Cyr, Miguel M. Terradas, Sophie Couture, Helen Minnis, Stine Lehmann - Assessment,

This study sought to validate the Early TRAuma-related Disorders Questionnaire (ETRADQ), a caregiver report which was developed to assess attachment disorders in school-age children based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders–Fifth edition criteria.

Victoria Lidchi & Andy Wiener - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This discussion article describes a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in the United Kingdom developed to meet the mental health needs of children and young people particularly those vulnerable children and young people at risk of actual or potential harm through child abuse and neglect, but may not be therapy ready.

Brianne H. Kothari, Jennifer Blakeslee, Rebecca Miller - Children and Youth Services Review,

This scoping review was conducted to synthesize the state of the science on proximal, modifiable individual and interpersonal factors that are associated with psychosocial well-being among adolescent youth in foster care.