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American Journal of Orthopsychiatry

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  1. Call for nominations (vera paster award).
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    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 82(4):594 (2012) PMID 23039357

  2. Prevalence and impact of childhood maltreatment in incarcerated youth.

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 80(3):343 (2010) PMID 20636940

    The prevalence of childhood maltreatment and the magnitude of the association of maltreatment with internalizing mental health symptoms were examined in 398 incarcerated youth. The prevalence of abuse greatly exceeded general population rates. The proportion of variance in mental hea...
  3. Critical failures in a regional network of residential treatment facilities.

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 80(2):151 (2010) PMID 20553508

    The present descriptive case study reports on the state of treatment services and environmental settings in adolescent residential treatment facilities (RTFs) conducted as part of the Residential Treatment Center Evaluation Project. The project frequently uncovered poor quality of ca...
  4. Beyond trauma-focused psychiatric epidemiology: bridging research and practice with war-affected populations.

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 76(4):409 (2006) PMID 17209709

    This article examines the centrality of trauma-focused psychiatric epidemiology (TFPE) in research with war-affected populations. The authors question the utility of the dominant focus on posttraumatic stress disorder and other disorders of Western psychiatry, and they identify a set of critical res...
  5. Coping with "absence-presence": noncustodial fathers' parenting behaviors.

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 74(3):316 (2004) PMID 15291708

    This article is based on the view that the nature of the divorced father's involvement with his children is affected by psychological processes that enable him to separate his parental from his spousal role and identity. It argues that the ability to cope with the simultaneous absence of the spousal...
  6. Youth problems among adoptees living in one-parent homes: a comparison with others from one-parent biological families.

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 74(3):305 (2004) PMID 15291707

    Exploring how rising family dissolutions affect adopted children, the authors investigated 2 competing viewpoints: (a) a double jeopardy hypothesis, positing adoptees are susceptible to heightened risks of adjustment problems because of a compounding of parental losses, versus (b) a buffering hypoth...
  7. The extension of school-based inter- and intraracial children's friendships: influences on psychosocial well-being.

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 74(3):272 (2004) PMID 15291704

    Children's (N=142) school friendships with same versus different race peers were coded for prevalence and the extent to which parents maintained social relationships with these friends (a proxy for extension of friendships beyond the school context). Membership in integrated versus nonintegrated soc...
  8. Maternal and paternal stress in families with school-aged children with disabilities.

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 74(3):337 (2004) PMID 15291710

    This study examined stress factors in families with a school-aged child with a disability. Path analyses revealed that children's demandingness and neediness for care was related more to maternal stress and that child's acceptability was related more to paternal stress. Professionals who serve famil...
  9. A survey of the assessment practices of child and adolescent clinicians.

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 74(2):122 (2004) PMID 15113241

    Practicing child and adolescent clinicians (N=309) completed a survey regarding their actual and preferred child and adolescent assessment practices. Most reported using the following tools: family interview, individual child/teen interview, and a review of previous treatment records. The majority r...
  10. Effects of qualities of early institutional care on cognitive attainment. E.R.A. Study Team. English and Romanian Adoptees.

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 69(4):424 (1999) PMID 10553454

    The adoption of children reared in poor quality Romanian institutions provided a "natural experiment" to determine whether psychological privation is the cause of later deficits. Low IQ at six years was strongly related to the duration of institutional care, with malnutrition having a weaker effect....