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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John Ringson - New Ideas in Psychology,

This article is a qualitative phenomenological study seeking to examine the perceptions, views and feelings of the orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), care-givers and community leaders on their experiences with Basic Education Assistance Module (BEAM) as a material and psychosocial support intervention in Zimbabwe.

Rebecca L. Butcher, M. Kay Jankowski, Eric D. Slade - Children and Youth Services Review,

A cost analysis was conducted as part of a 5-year, federally funded statewide demonstration project to install universal trauma screening in one U.S. state’s child welfare system.

Michelle R. Munson, Colleen C. Katz, Nathanael J. Okpych, Mark E. Courtney - Journal of Adolescent Health,

The aim of the study was to document mental health service use (counseling and medication) among youth in foster care, examine how prepared they feel to manage their mental health, and investigate predictors of service use and preparedness.

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

This study intended to identify factors associated with receipt of mental health services by caregivers substantiated for maltreatment.

Fredrik Livheim, Anders Tengström, Gerhard Andersson, JoAnne Dahl, Caroline Björck, Ingvar Rosendahl - Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science,

The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness and feasibility of a brief trans diagnostic Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) group intervention for youth with comorbid problems in residential care.

Robin C. Han, Christopher K. Owen, Corey C. Lieneman, Cheryl B. McNeil - The Open Family Studies Journal,

Preliminary findings from studies using abbreviated formats of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) suggest effectiveness of such adaptations in reducing externalizing behavior in foster children and maintaining behavioral improvements several months after the end of the treatment.

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.

Hana Yoo, Stefana Racorean, Victoria Barrows - Child & Family Social Work,

The current study seeks to explore clinicians' and parents' perspectives regarding the role of psychotherapy services (e.g. individual or conjoint counselling/therapy) for child welfare cases.

Solomon Kassie Alem - Journal of Pedagogical Research,

The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychosocial problems of orphan children in public primary schools in Ethiopia.

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.