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Research and theory on how abused and neglected children in long-term care experience separation from their families and develop new attachments are reviewed. The thesis that children must mourn former caretakers in order to form new attachments is critically examined, and its validity for...
Professional encounters in Bedouin society between male therapists and their female clients are discussed in terms of the conflict between clinical precepts and Bedouin codes of social conduct. The effects of the conflict on the transference relationship are examined by means of case...
The impact on their families of chronic illness in young Lebanese children and the relationship between such impact and perceived temperament of the child were assessed. The effect was greater in families of children with leukemia than in families of children with congenital heart defects....
A four-year follow-up study of 82 religious families of children with disabilities revealed decreases in the negative impact of the child and increases in sibling and overall family adjustment. Parents reported various coping techniques and cited religion as a source of strength. Lack of time,...
Four dimensions of psychological adaptation of 101 parents of HIV-infected children were examined. Heightened anxiety, depression, and anticipatory grief were associated with child's age at diagnosis, parent's HIV status, and parent's relationship to the child. Parents at higher risk for...
The relation of familial and school-based risk factors to socioemotional and learning problems was studied in a sample of Hispanic children in Head Start programs. Socioemotional problems were found to relate most strongly to school-based solitary play, negative peer interaction, and maternal...
Parallels between the experience of living with a psychotic illness and that of PTSD as a response to combat stress are explored, and similarities with respect to a loss of a sense of self are examined. Therapeutic implications of the possible connection between the two disorders are delineated...
Adaptation and implementation of a primary mental health project based on work with children affected by political repression in Guatemala and Argentina are described. This intervention model utilizes a variety of expressive arts techniques to help children express their thoughts and feelings...
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