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Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing

An analysis of community-based mental health services for children

Wrap-around services: An analysis of community-based mental health services for children Furman, Rich TOPIC. Wrap-around services-individualized, community-based mental health services for children in their homes and schools-for children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders. PURPOSE. To conduct an analysis of the social policy antecedents that culminated in wraparound services in one state and consider the […]

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A model of recovery from substance abuse and dependence for korean adolescents

A model of recovery from substance abuse and dependence for korean adolescents Hyun, Myung Sun PROBLEM. There is a need for a model that illuminates the recovery process from substance abuse and dependence for Korean adolescents, identifies the stages and strategies of recovery, and directs interventions to specific stages. METHODS. The model was developed from […]

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Sexual Abuse of Boys

Sexual Abuse of Boys Valente, Sharon M TOPIC: Sexual abuse in childhood can disable self-esteem, self-concept, relationships, and ability to trust. It can also leave psychological trauma that compromises a boy’s confidence in adults. While some boys who willingly participate may adjust to sexual abuse, many others face complications, such as reduced quality of life, […]

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Learning to Observe Relationships and Coping

Learning to Observe Relationships and Coping Delaney, Kathleen R Milieu relationships provide the critical background presence to staff’s attempts to motivate, regulate, and teach patients how to cope with stress. Forging a connection with hospitalized children and adolescents demands attention to how they respond to adults and engage with staff around milieu expectations. Assessment guides […]

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Differences in Trait Anger Among Children with Varying Levels of Anger Expression Patterns

Differences in Trait Anger Among Children with Varying Levels of Anger Expression Patterns Rice, Marti PROBLEM: Little research has been done with children to determine effects of using various patterns of anger expression on trait anger. The purpose was to examine differences in trait anger of children who indicated high, moderate, or low use of […]

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Decreasing the Risk of Complicated Bereavement and Future Psychiatric Disorders in Children

Decreasing the Risk of Complicated Bereavement and Future Psychiatric Disorders in Children Kirwin, Kathleen M Decreasing the risk of complicated bereavement and future psychiatric disorders in children. This literature will determine what major factors influence a child’s response to death and to understand how children react to the death of a parent at different developmental […]

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Eating disorder in a 10-year-old girl

Case study: Eating disorder in a 10-year-old girl Scharer, Kathleen Case Study appears in JCAPN from time to time. The column spotlights specific nursing care problems and subsequent interventions for a variety of patient populations. The discussion that follows each case study will enhance the depth of the analysis and lend a theoretical spin to […]

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Mechanism of Action and Clinical Update

Methylphenidate: Mechanism of Action and Clinical Update Scahill, Lawrence In a series of four articles, we consider psychopharmacological treatment of children with ADHD. Stimulants such as methylphenidate and the amphetamines are effective in 80% to 90% of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and are first-line treatments for ADHD (MTA Cooperative Group, 1999). ADHD […]

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Who Will We Be Tomorrow?

Identity Versus Role Confusion: Who Will We Be Tomorrow? Leahy, Laura G In the words of Sir Topham Hat from the legendary children’s series Thomas the Tank Engine, “You have caused confusion and delay.” Since my initial certification in 1993, 1 have held no less than 12 different sets of credentials as a master’s-prepared, nationally […]

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Increased mental health needs and new roles in school communities

Increased mental health needs and new roles in school communities Hootman, Janis TOPIC. Mental health issues and partnership roles in school communities. PURPOSE. To heighten the awareness of healthcare providers about the multiple mental health conditions students bring into school communities and the impact of these conditions on students’ ability to learn; to encourage partnering […]