In this Q&A piece for the New Yorker, author Isaac Chotiner interviews Jack P. Shonkoff of Harvard University whose research has addressed the consequences of excessive stress on young children. In the article, Shonkoff discusses "the psychological effects of detention [on children], the differences in how toddlers and teen-agers register trauma, and why kids who appear to have adapted to their circumstances are often at risk of the most serious problems."
The US House Oversight Committee has released a new report on child separation at the U.S.-Mexico border that reveals how many children were separated from their parents and families upon entry into the United States and how long those separations lasted, according to this article from the Atlantic.
Mary F. Zhang & Julie Selwyn - Child Indicators Research13 Jul 2019
The current study provides an in-depth examination of the psychometric properties of the “Your Life, Your Care” survey which measured the subjective well-being (SWB) of children and young people in out of home care (OHC) in England and Wales.
Nick Midgley, Sarah Jane Besser, Pasco Fearon, Solange Wyatt, Sarah Byford, David Wellsted - BMC Psychiatry10 Jul 2019
This open access study examined the feasibility and acceptability of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of mentalization-based therapy (MBT), delivered in a family-format, for children who are in foster care in the UK.
Carlina Black, Margarita Frederico, Muriel Bamblett - The British Journal of Social Work9 Jul 2019
This open access article details a culturally informed approach by sharing the findings of a Cultural Healing Program (CHP) designed, developed and delivered by an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation. The program was for Aboriginal survivors of institutional child sexual abuse who had also experienced cultural abuse having been forcibly removed from their families as children and in the process disconnected from their communities, culture and land.
Carrie E. DePasquale & Megan R. Gunnar - Developmental Psychobiology9 Jul 2019
This study sought to understand how post‐institutionalized children interact with unfamiliar peers and the factors that predict the quality of these interactions in order to shed light on the processes contributing to the persistent, often increasing social deficits seen in post‐institutionalized children.
Catherine Frogley, Mary John, Ruth Denton, Dawn Querstret - Adoption & Fostering8 Jul 2019
The current study is the first to explore the perspectives of foster carers and clinicians working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in relation to the use of two brief screening tools: the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) and the Brief Assessment Checklists (BACs).
Hannah CM Morgan, Lizette Nolte, Barbara Rishworth, Clarissa Stevens - Adoption & Fostering8 Jul 2019
The aim of this article is to raise the voices of a group of birth mothers, a historically stigmatised, powerless and neglected group, with substantial experience of counselling following the loss of a child.