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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Josephine Holland, Kapil Sayal, Alexandra Berry, Chelsea Sawyer, Pallab Majumder, Panos Vostanis, Marie Armstrong, Caroline Harroe, David Clarke, Ellen Townsend - Child and Adolescent Mental Health,

For this study, one hundred and twenty‐six 11–21 year olds (53 who had experience of the care system and 73 who did not) were recruited from the community and NHS. All participants had self‐harmed in the past 6 months. Participants completed an Audio Computer‐Assisted Self‐interview (ACASI) regarding their views about the support they had received, how helpful it was, and what further help they felt they needed.

Tyrone C. Cheng & Celia C. Lo - Children and Youth Services Review,

The present study of children’s caregivers involved in child welfare examined the factors associated with their receiving services for substance use.

Susan Cohen Esquilin & Denise M. Williams Johnson - Assessing Trauma in Forensic Contexts,

The primary aim of this chapter is to outline the significance of trauma in the lives of parents involved in the child protection system who are sent for forensic psychological evaluations.

Busisiwe Ntuli, Mathildah Mokgatle, Sphiwe Madiba - PLoS ONE,

This paper describes how experiencing maternal death affects the psychosocial wellbeing of orphaned youth who left school before completing high school.

Zoleka Ntshuntshe & Simon G. Taukeni - Addressing Multicultural Needs in School Guidance and Counseling,

This chapter from 'Addressing Multicultural Needs in School Guidance and Counseling' focuses on the psychological and social issues that orphans and other vulnerable children experience when their parents are no longer alive.

Katie McIntyre - Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care,

The following evaluation looks at a dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) skills group implemented with young females in a Scottish residential service.

Luong Thi Anh Ngoc and Dao Chanh Thuc - Bioscience Biotechnology Research Communications,

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Marjan Mohammadzadeh, Hamidin Awang, Suriani Ismail, Hayati Kadir Shahar - PLoS ONE,

The current randomized control study aimed to determine, if a life skills-based intervention could improve the emotional health and self-esteem among Malaysian adolescents in orphanages.

Mitesh Patel, Sabrina Agnihotri, Connor Hawkins, Leo Levin, Deborah Goodman, Alexander Simpson - Children and Youth Services Review,

This article describes an integrated three-phase approach to the identification of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and psychiatric comorbidity for children and youth in care, consisting of: (1) completion of a standardized neurobehavioral screening tool by a child protection worker (CPW); (2) assessment by a pediatrician, including facial measurements and; (3) integration of findings in a psychiatric assessment.

Sarah McKenna, Aideen Maguire, Dermot O'Reilly - The International Journal of Population Data Science (IJPDS),

The aim of this study is to examine mental ill-health amongst children known to social services based on care exposure including those who remain at home, those placed in foster care, kinship care or institutional care and the general population not known to social services.