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Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing

Understanding Runaway Teens

Understanding Runaway Teens Martinez, Ruby J PROBLEM: Large numbers of teenagers become “runaways” and put themselves at risk for physical and emotional harm. During the year 2002, an estimated 1.6 million U.S. youth aged 12 to 17 had run away from home and slept on the streets. METHODS: A qualitative exploratory method was used to […]

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Medical fears following alleged child abuse

Medical fears following alleged child abuse Waibel-Duncan, Mary Katherine PROBLEM. This study profiled children’s and adult guardians’ pediatric anogenital exam worries. METHODS. Forty-seven girls (mean = 11.57, SD = 2.14) and their guardians rated their anticipatory exam worries in a pediatric clinic setting. RESULTS. A substantial minority of children reported elevated concern about their lack […]

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Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing

Theoretical Perspectives and Treatment Implications

Attachment Theory and Reactive Attachment Disorder: Theoretical Perspectives and Treatment Implications Hardy, Lyons T TOPIC: Attachment theory and reactive attachment disorder (RAD). PURPOSE: To highlight current perspectives on attachment theory, RAD, and treatment implications using a case study of an 8-year-old patient with RAD. SOURCES: Selected multidisciplinary literature related to attachment theory and RAD. CONCLUSIONS: […]

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Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing

Social support in pregnant and parenting adolescents: Research, critique, and recommendations

Social support in pregnant and parenting adolescents: Research, critique, and recommendations Logsdon, M Cynthia ISSUE AND PURPOSE. Adolescent pregnancies continue to occur at an alarming rate in the United States, resulting in adverse outcomes for both the adolescent and her baby. Since social support has been shown to improve pregnancy and parenting outcomes, a critique […]

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Crisis of Nurse Migration in Developing Countries, The

Crisis of Nurse Migration in Developing Countries, The Yearwood, Edilma L At the 10th Coloquio Panamericano de Investigacion en Enfermería (Panamerican Colloquium of Nursing Research) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in November 2006, a spirited topic of conversation was the impact of nurse migration on human resources and health care in developing countries. Nurses from Canada, […]

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Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing

That place where we live: The discovery of self through the creative play experience

That place where we live: The discovery of self through the creative play experience Galligan, Ann Costello The motion picture Hook, directed by Steven Spielberg (Kennedy, Marshall, Molen, & Spielberg, 1991) and based on the play Peter Pan by James M. Barrie (1904), relates the story of an adult who returns to a place in […]

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Attachment therapy using deliberate restraint: An object lesson on the identification of unvalidated treatments

Attachment therapy using deliberate restraint: An object lesson on the identification of unvalidated treatments Mercer, Jean TOPIC. An unusual and potentially dangerous intervention called attachment therapy, used for children and adolescence. PURPOSE. To help clinicians understand the nature of attachment therapy and the ways in which it exemplifies unvalidated treatment approaches. SOURCES. Internet and published […]

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A call for child advocacy

A call for child advocacy Mohr, Wanda K Most psychiatric nurses are familiar with the forprofit psychiatric hospital fraud and abuse scandals that came to public attention in the early 1990s. A great many of these abuses were perpetuated against children and adolescents. As a result, hospitals were closed, and states adopted more stringent regulations […]

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HIV/AIDS and Youth in Trinidad and Tobago

Small Islands, Big Problem: HIV/AIDS and Youth in Trinidad and Tobago Baird, Donna S PROBLEM: In the Caribbean region, women and young girls are becoming infected with HIV at a 6:1 rate more than men. Our study investigated effective methods for reducing HIV/AIDS risks among adolescent girls in the Caribbean. METHODS: One hundred females, aged […]

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Parent eduaction: An evaluation of STEP on abusive parents’ perceptions and abuse potential

Parent eduaction: An evaluation of STEP on abusive parents’ perceptions and abuse potential Fennell, Dana C PROBLEM. To examine the effects of a structured, time-limited parent training group on abusive or potentially abusive parents. METHODS. A pretest-posttest control group design was used with consenting parents (N = 18) to examine the effects of Systematic Training […]