Parents who are involved with child welfare services (CWSI) often have a history of childhood adversity and depressive symptoms. Both affect parenting quality, which in turn influences child adaptive functioning. We tested a model of the relations between parental depression and child regulatory outcomes first proposed by K. Lyons-Ruth, R. Wolfe, A. Lyubchik, and R. Steingard (2002). We hypothesized that both parental depression and parenting quality mediate the effects of parental early adversity on offspring regulatory outcomes. Participants were 123 CWSI parents and their toddlers assessed…
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In the U.S., 1 in 68 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In fact, almost every school and university in the country has students with autism. While the diagnosis is common, public understanding of autism is not. The lack of understanding around the condition contributes to discrimination, verbal abuse, even physical violence. A recent study reveals that children with autism are five times more likely to be bullied than their peers—treatment no child should endure. While the differences between people with autism and their peers may seem significant, children share…
This brief explains the importance of father engagement in child welfare services. It begins by discussing the rising number of children being raised by single mothers and the disengagement of fathers from their children’s lives. Federal efforts towards nationwide programs that strengthen two-parent families, promote healthy marriage, encourage responsible fatherhood and increase father engagement are noted, and the benefits of paternal engagement are explained. Following sections review effects associated with poor parental engagement, causes of low engagement, and promising interventions to…
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The incarceration of a loved one can be very overwhelming for both children and caregivers. It can bring about big changes and transitions. In simple everyday ways, you can comfort your child and guide her through these tough moments. With your love and support she can get through anything that comes her way. Here are some tools to help you with the changes your child is going through. (Author abstract)
This is the third annual review of child neglect in the United Kingdom undertaken by Action for Children and the University of Sterling. It emphasizes the views of children and parents about seeking and receiving support. For the review, key developments in policy and available relevant statistics from across the UK were collated. Forty children and youth and 38 parents with experience of receiving support took part in discussion groups or interviews in five areas of the UK about the nature of neglect and help-seeking. In addition, a survey was conducted of 1,970 adults and 1,582 children…
This fact sheet describes characteristics of youth at risk for getting involved in substance abuse and characteristics of youth who are least likely to abuse substances. It offers tips for parents to help their teens have less of a risk for drug abuse in the future.Note: PDF version available.
This fact sheet provides parents with helpful tips on how to effectively discipline children without using violence, reduce the amount of violence that children are exposed to, and healthy conflict resolution.Note: PDF version available.
A resource from the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, this tip sheet provides advice on how to communicate with teachers and other leaders at your child's school if you're dealing with bullying.
A resource from the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, this tip sheet provides a list of ways to support your child through this very painful experience.
This article discusses the role of the pediatrician in addressing toxic stress and the development of recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics for implementing prevention, screening, and treatment in clinical practice. The Purposeful Parenting program is highlighted as a way to emphasize face time with infants, and the effectiveness of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy is discussed.