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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. Natural mentors, mental health, and substance use: Exploring pathways via coping and purpose.

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 84(2):190 (2014) PMID 24826935

    The current study tested whether relationships with natural mentors may have contributed to fewer internalizing symptoms and less substance use among emerging adults through improved perceptions of coping abilities and an increased sense of life purpose. In addition, the current study investigated w...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Predictors and responses to the growth in physical violence during adolescence: a comparison of students in Washington State and Victoria, A...

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 82(1):41 (2012) PMID 22239392 PMCID PMC3261578

    This study investigates patterns in violence over 3 time points in early- to mid-adolescence in 2 statewide representative samples of youth, one in Washington State, USA, and the other in Victoria, Australia. Comparable data collection methods in both states were used to cross-nationally compare pat...
  9. Retention in the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network Women and Trauma Study: implications for posttrial implementation.

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 81(2):211 (2011) PMID 21486263 PMCID PMC3088880

    This study aimed to identify factors that influenced retention in the National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded Women and Trauma Study, conducted within the Clinical Trials Network (CTN). Women (N=346) were recruited from and received treatment in 6 CTN-affiliated sites. Log-linear and logistic models...
  10. 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...