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American Journal of Orthopsychiatry

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  1. The effect of an evidence-based intervention on women's exposure to intimate partner violence.

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 84(4):321 (2014) PMID 24999518

    This study tested the effectiveness of an evidence-based intervention for reducing women's exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV). One-hundred and twenty women who had experienced IPV in the last 2 years were assigned to a treatment or comparison group condition using a sequential assignment pa...
  2. Family culture in mental health help-seeking and utilization in a nationally representative sample of Latinos in the United States: The NLAA...

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 84(4):353 (2014) PMID 24999521 PMCID PMC4194077

    These results carry important implications toward expansions of the mental health workforce in the informal and religious services settings....
  3. The influence of parental divorce and alcohol abuse on adult offspring risk of lifetime suicide attempt in the United States.

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 84(3):316 (2014) PMID 24827026

    The influences of parental divorce and alcohol abuse on adult offspring lifetime suicide attempt have not been examined in national data. This study analyzed data from the 2001-2002 NESARC to estimate main and interaction effects of parental divorce and alcohol abuse on lifetime suicide attempt. Adj...
  4. Research in the real world: Social context and its effects.

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 84(2):164 (2014) PMID 24826932

    Although scientists are supposedly concerned only with the pursuit of scientific truth, it was recognized early on that they have personal and professional agendas and are subject to human fallibilities. Openness allowing the scientific community to oversee each member's work depends a great deal up...
  5. A longitudinal examination of socioemotional learning in African American and Latino boys across the transition from pre-K to kindergarten.

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 83(2 Pt 3):156 (2013) PMID 23889008

    Questions about socioemotional learning in boys of color (BOC) arise in light of the disproportionate rates of school adjustment difficulties BOC experience by adolescence. Socioemotional competence in BOC is assessed in terms of self-regulation, interpersonal skills, and positive relationships with...
  6. Aggression, academic behaviors, and popularity perceptions among boys of color during the transition to middle school.

    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 83(2 Pt 3):265 (2013) PMID 23889018

    The transition to middle school often presents behavioral and academic challenges to youths. Boys of color (i.e., African American and Hispanic in this study) may be especially vulnerable. In this study, peer nominations of aggressive and academic behaviors as well as youths' perceptions of how thes...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...