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American Journal of Orthopsychiatry

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  1. Consensus statement on group care for children and adolescents: A statement of policy of the American Orthopsychiatric Association.

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 84(3):219 (2014) PMID 24827016

    Group care for children and adolescents is widely used as a rearing environment and sometimes used as a setting in which intensive services can be provided. This consensus statement on group care affirms that children and adolescents have the need and right to grow up in a family with at least 1 com...
  2. The impact of abuse and gender on psychopathology, behavioral disturbance, and psychotropic medication count for youth in residential treatm...

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 82(4):562 (2012) PMID 23039354

    This study examined the relationship between gender, abuse history, and clinical change in a residential treatment program for youth with emotional and behavioral disturbance. Admission data and data collected after 1 year of treatment or at discharge were examined for 1,303 youth. Measures included...
  3. Bloodied but unbowed: resilience examined in a South asian community.

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 82(3):367 (2012) PMID 22880975

    The construct of resilience was examined in a South Asian community impacted by natural and human-made disasters. Forty-three Sinhala, Tamil, and Muslim Sri Lankans (27 women; age range 21-62 years) participated in 6 focus groups, conducted in either Sinhala or Tamil, to elicit participants' own ide...
  4. The relationship between loss of parents in the holocaust, intrusive memories, and distress among child survivors.

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 82(2):201 (2012) PMID 22506522

    The prevalence of intrusive memories of the Holocaust and their relationship to distress was examined among 272 child survivors in Israel. Using attachment theory as a conceptual framework, the authors also examined the effects of type of experience and loss of parents in the Holocaust, psychologica...
  5. Educational outcomes in a system of care for children with emotional disturbance.

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 82(1):129 (2012) PMID 22239403

    In North Carolina, only 69% of high school students graduate in 4 years; however, recent data suggest that only 42% of students with mental and emotional disabilities graduate. MeckCARES, a system of care (SOC) in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, is designed to serve youth with...
  6. Relationship proximity to victims of witnessed community violence: associations with adolescent internalizing and externalizing behaviors.

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 82(1):1 (2012) PMID 22239388 PMCID PMC3410930

    Witnessing community violence has been linked with several adverse outcomes for adolescents, including emotional and behavioral problems. Among youth who have witnessed community violence, proximity to the victim of community violence is one factor that may determine, in part, the nature of adolesce...
  7. A qualitative investigation of individual and contextual factors associated with vocational recovery among people with serious mental illnes...

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 80(2):185 (2010) PMID 20553512

    Most people with serious mental illness (SMI) experience difficulty in fulfilling a vocational role, with many being unemployed or underemployed. Given the profound social and economic costs of this level of work impairment, researchers have investigated ways to enhance "vocational r...
  8. Socioeconomic correlates of rates of child maltreatment in small communities.

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 80(1):109 (2010) PMID 20397995

    This study expands the research on neighborhood effects and child maltreatment by examining the structural conditions, including religion and nationality, in small towns in Israel. The results are compared with those in inner-city and suburban neighborhoods in Western countries. Five community struc...
  9. Coming in: an examination of people with co-occurring substance use and serious mental illness exiting chronic homelessness.

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 79(2):236 (2009) PMID 19485641

    Despite national efforts, the number of people who are chronically homeless in our cities remains high. People with serious mental illness and substance abuse problems continue to represent the majority of those experiencing long-term homelessness. Traditional shelters have difficulty engaging and a...
  10. Resilience in homeless youth: the key role of self-esteem.

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 78(2):163 (2008) PMID 18954180

    This study examined the protective role of self-esteem, social involvement, and secure attachment among homeless youths. These protective factors were examined as they ameliorate risks among 208 homeless youths surveyed in New York City and Toronto. Both mental and physical health indicators were em...