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The authors examined the emotional well-being, adaptability, and emotional distress of 10–13-year-old Eritrean war orphans cared for in 3 different social environments and 1 group of home-reared children using 2 scales of the Behavioral Assessment System for Children and informal interviews...
Migratory separation, when parents migrate and leave their children behind, was investigated in a case-control sample of 9- to 10-year-olds living in inner-city communities in Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica ( = 54). Data analyses using descriptive statistics and bivariate correlations showed...
This study expands conceptual and empirical perspectives on stress exposure by evaluating cumulative exposure in 79 drug-convicted women. Logistic regression determined that (a) posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) increased 40% with each trauma and (b) adding chronic stressors increased the...
This study tested the hypothesis that exposure to community violence, intimate partner violence, and child maltreatment independently contribute to the prediction of conduct problems over a 2-year period. Participants were a subsample of youth ages 12 to 17 years ( = 423) from the Patterns of...
The present article focuses on couple types based on 2 personality traits, attachment security and neuroticism, as they relate to 2 facets of the marital relationship—a global evaluation of relationship quality and dyadic closeness–distance. The sample consisted of 248 married couples who...
The present qualitative study investigated the implications of parental HIV/AIDS for affected adolescents. The purpose of the study was (a) to understand adolescents' perceptions of and experiences with parental HIV/AIDS and (b) to explore how parental HIV/AIDS affects adolescents' psychosocial...
This 4th report from a longitudinal study of U.S. lesbian families presents data from 78 families in which the children were conceived by donor insemination. Results indicate that the prevalence of physical and sexual abuse in these children was lower than national norms. In social and...
This qualitative study examines the roles enacted by adolescents who lived with interparental violence and the impact of such roles on the formation of their identity. The study sample was composed of 21 Israeli-born Jewish youths ages 13–18 years. Data analysis revealed an emic perspective on...
Given the strengths of developing critical consciousness in multicultural practice, why do roadblocks persist? This article examines how the strengths of developing critical consciousness in multicultural practice can paradoxically become its limitation. Literatures from counseling psychology,...
Suicide rates of young people are increasing in many geographic areas. There is a need to recognize more precisely the role of specific mental disorders and their comparative importance for understanding suicide and its prevention. The authors reviewed the published English-language research,...
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