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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141915/laboratory-screening-for-children-entering-foster-care
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Mary V Greiner, Sarah J Beal, Katie Nause, Mary Allen Staat, Judith W Dexheimer, Philip V Scribano
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of medical illness detected by laboratory screening in children entering foster care in a single, urban county. METHODS: All children entering foster care in a single county in Ohio were seen at a consultation foster care clinic and had laboratory screening, including testing for infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis, and tuberculosis as well as for hemoglobin and lead levels. RESULTS: Over a 3-year period (2012-2015), laboratory screening was performed on 1977 subjects entering foster care in a consultative foster care clinic...
November 15, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135794/fostering-oral-hygiene-habits-and-self-regulation-skills-an-intervention-with-preschool-children
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Martha Leticia Gaeta, Judith Cavazos, Maria Del Rosario Cabrera, Pedro Rosário
The purpose of this study was to evaluate a program to promote self-regulation for self-care skills in preschool-aged children focused on oral habits and good oral health. Participants were 210 Mexican children aged 4 to 5 years who attended the Children's Assistance Community Centers (CAIC in Spanish). Findings showed that children who participated in the program, compared with those who did not, decreased significantly the teeth-bacteria plaque. The former also improved their self-regulation skills and dental hygiene habits...
January 2018: Family & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125518/a-trauma-informed-approach-supports-health-and-development-in-children-and-youth-with-spina-bifida
#3
Veronica Meneses, Natalie Cruz
Children with developmental disabilities may be at greater risk for experiencing maltreatment and traumatic events, threats to their physical and psychological safety and well-being. Young children and youth with spina bifida benefit from being considered in light of this risk, and may be especially vulnerable given the complexity of their neurodevelopmental condition. A trauma-informed approach brings together evidence from the neurosciences, epidemiology and psychology to promote improved developmental, behavioral, physical and mental health status...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115672/peer-problems-among-postinstitutionalized-internationally-adopted-children-relations-to-hypocortisolism-parenting-quality-and-adhd-symptoms
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Clio E Pitula, Carrie E DePasquale, Shanna B Mliner, Megan R Gunnar
Seventy-eight postinstitutionalized (PI) children adopted at ages 17-36 months were assessed 2, 8, 16, and 24 months postadoption on measures of cortisol and parenting quality, and compared to same-aged children adopted from foster care (FC, n = 45) and nonadopted children (NA, n = 45). In kindergarten (Mage  = 6.0 years), teachers, parents, and trained observers completed measures of peer relationships and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms. PI children had more peer problems and ADHD symptoms according to teachers and observers than NA children with FC children in between, whereas both PI and FC children were at significantly greater risk of hypocortisolism (i...
November 8, 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104848/cultural-adaptation-of-an-evidence-informed-psychosocial-intervention-to-address-the-needs-of-phiv-youth-in-thailand
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Gisselle Pardo, Chutima Saisaengjan, Priya Gopalan, Jintanat Ananworanich, Sudrak Lakhonpon, Danielle Friedman Nestadt, Torsak Bunupuradah, Claude Ann Mellins, Mary McKernan McKay
Globally, pediatric HIV has largely become an adolescent epidemic. Thailand has the highest HIV prevalence in Asia (1.2%), with more than 14,000 children living with HIV. There is growing demand for evidence-based psychosocial interventions for this population that include health and mental health support and sexual risk reduction, which can be integrated into HIV care systems. To address this need, a multidisciplinary team of Thai and US researchers adapted an existing evidence-informed, family-based intervention, The Collaborative HIV Prevention and Adolescent Mental Health Program + (CHAMP+), which has been tested in multiple global trials...
2017: Global Social Welfare: Research, Policy & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102869/temperamental-sensitivity-to-early-maltreatment-and-later-family-cohesion-for-externalizing-behaviors-in-youth-adopted-from-foster-care
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Irene Tung, Amanda N Noroña, Steve S Lee, Audra K Langley, Jill M Waterman
Children in foster care frequently have histories of physical/sexual abuse and neglect, increasing their risk for externalizing behaviors (EB; e.g., aggression). According to the differential susceptibility theory, children with reactive temperaments (e.g., negative emotionality) may be particularly vulnerable to early maltreatment, but may also benefit the most from environmental enrichment such as family cohesion. In a high-risk longitudinal sample of 82 children adopted from foster care in Los Angeles County from 1996 and 2001, we examined predictions of EB from childhood to adolescence/young adulthood from temperament, preadoption maltreatment, and adoptive family cohesion...
November 2, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097831/the-imaginary-companions-created-by-children-who-have-lived-in-foster-care
#7
Naomi Ruth Aguiar, Candice M Mottweilier, Marjorie Taylor, Philip A Fisher
This study was designed to provide some preliminary information about the imaginary companions created by children who have lived in foster care, including prevalence rates and qualitative descriptions of the imaginary companions. We were also interested in how descriptions of the imaginary companions created by children who had lived in foster care compare to those of other children. Children with a history of foster care (n =21) and children from a low socioeconomic status community sample (n =39) were interviewed about imaginary companions...
June 2017: Imagination, Cognition and Personality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077996/posttraumatic-stress-symptoms-in-preschool-children-in-foster-care-the-influence-of-placement-and-foster-family-environment
#8
Mira Vasileva, Franz Petermann
Children in foster care often experience traumatic events which increase their risk for posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS). Until now, no research has investigated the developmentally sensitive PTSS criteria for preschoolers among children in foster care. The current study estimated the prevalence of potentially traumatic experiences and clinical PTSS in German foster care children aged 3 to 7 years. The foster parents of 324 children completed questionnaires about children's PTSS, foster parental stress, parenting, and family functioning...
October 2017: Journal of Traumatic Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077195/developing-a-caries-risk-registry-to-support-caries-risk-assessment-and-management-for-children-a-quality-improvement-initiative
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Jesley C Ruff, Jill Boylston Herndon, Roger A Horton, Julie Lynch, Dawn C Mathwig, Audra Leonard, Krishna Aravamudhan
OBJECTIVES: Health registries are commonly used in medicine to support public health activities and are increasingly used in quality improvement (QI) initiatives. Illustrations of dental registries and their QI applications are lacking. Within dentistry, caries risk assessment implementation and documentation are vital to optimal patient care. The purpose of this article is to describe the processes used to develop a caries risk assessment registry as a QI initiative to support clinical caries risk assessment, caries prevention, and disease management for children...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076059/impact-of-care-at-foster-homes-on-the-health-related-quality-of-life-of-hiv-infected-children-and-adolescents-a-cross-sectional-study-from-india
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K G Gopakumar, Kamalakshi G Bhat, Shantharam Baliga, Nitin Joseph, Neha Mohan, Avinash K Shetty
PURPOSE: To assess the impact of care at foster homes on the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of children living with HIV (CLHIV), attending a referral ART Centre, and to compare their HRQOL with children living in their own homes. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 144 CLHIV between 5 and 18 years of age, attending a referral ART Centre in South India to assess their HRQOL using the standard PedsQL™ 4.0 questionnaire. Data were then analysed to compare the HRQOL of children living in foster homes to those children living in their own homes...
October 26, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075894/the-needs-of-foster-children-and-how-to-satisfy-them-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Anne Steenbakkers, Steffie Van Der Steen, Hans Grietens
Family foster care deeply influences the needs of children and how these are satisfied. To increase our knowledge of foster children's needs and how these are conceptualized, this paper presents a systematic literature review. Sixty-four empirical articles from six databases were reviewed and categorized (inter-rater agreement K = .78) into four categories: medical, belongingness, psychological and self-actualization needs. The results give a complete overview of needs that are specific to foster children, and what can be implemented to satisfy these needs...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040167/country-of-birth-of-children-with-diagnosed-hiv-infection-in-the-united-states-2008-2014
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Steven R Nesheim, Laurie Linley, Kristen Mahle Gray, Tianchi Zhang, Jing Shi, Margaret A Lampe, Lauren F FitzHarris
BACKGROUND: Diagnoses of HIV infection among children in the United States (US) have been declining; however, a notable percentage of diagnoses are among those born outside the United States. The impact of foreign birth among children with diagnosed infections has not been examined in the United States. METHOD: Using the CDC National HIV Surveillance System, we analyzed data for children aged <13 years with diagnosed HIV infection ("children") in the United States (reported from 50 states and the District of Columbia) during 2008-2014, by place of birth and selected characteristics...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039368/connecting-parents-to-a-pediatric-emergency-department-designing-a-mobile-app-based-on-patient-centred-care-principles
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Frederic Ehrler, Johan N Siebert, Jessica Rochat, Franck Schneider, Annick Galetto, Alain Gervaix, Christian Lovis
INTRODUCTION: Patient centred care fosters a holistic approach of care switching the focus from a disease perspective to a patient's experience perspective. Patient centred care is of particular importance in the context of paediatric emergency medicine. Indeed, parents entering a paediatric emergency department (PED) are usually under stress caused by their children's illness, the unfamiliar setting of the PED and delays of care. All these factors can deteriorate their experience as well as the relationships between healthcare providers, the patients and their parents...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038132/provider-perspectives-of-high-quality-pediatric-hospital-to-home-transitions-for-children-and-youth-with-chronic-disease
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Carolyn C Foster, Elizabeth Jacob-Files, Kimberly C Arthur, Stephanie A Hillman, Todd C Edwards, Rita Mangione-Smith
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe health care providers' and hospital administrators' perspectives on how to improve pediatric hospital-to-home transitions for children and youth with chronic disease (CYCD). METHODS: Focus groups and key informant interviews of inpatient attending physicians, primary care physicians, pediatric residents, nurses, care coordinators, and social workers were conducted at a tertiary care children's hospital. Key informant interviews were performed with hospital administrators...
November 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027060/the-mental-health-of-adolescents-residing-in-court-ordered-foster-care-findings-from-a-population-survey
#15
Michael Tarren-Sweeney
The mental health of a representative sample of 230 adolescents residing in foster care in New South Wales, Australia, was estimated in a state-wide epidemiological survey from carer-report responses on the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and the Assessment Checklist for Adolescents (ACA). Rates of CBCL total problems, externalizing and internalizing scores above the borderline range cut-points were 49, 44 and 29% respectively, representing a relative risk of 3.8, 3.7 and 2.7 respectively in comparison to Australian children at large...
October 12, 2017: Child Psychiatry and Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019054/the-happiest-kids-on-earth-gender-equality-and-adolescent-life-satisfaction-in-europe-and-north-america
#16
M E de Looze, T Huijts, G W J M Stevens, T Torsheim, W A M Vollebergh
Cross-national differences in adolescent life satisfaction in Europe and North America are consistent, but remain poorly understood. While previous studies have predominantly focused on the explanatory role of economic factors, such as national wealth and income equality, they revealed weak associations, at most. This study examines whether societal gender equality can explain the observed cross-national variability in adolescent life satisfaction. Based on the assumption that gender equality fosters a supportive social context, for example within families through a more equal involvement of fathers and mothers in child care tasks, adolescent life satisfaction was expected to be higher in more gender-equal countries...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Youth and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969453/lead-poisoning-and-children-in-foster-care-diagnosis-and-management-challenges
#17
Marissa Hauptman, Alan D Woolf
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963809/psychiatric-comorbidities-and-use-of-psychotropic-medications-in-people-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-the-united-states
#18
Richard Houghton, Rose C Ong, Federico Bolognani
This study investigated psychotropic medication usage in two large, cohorts of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) throughout the calendar year 2014. The cohorts referred to individuals with commercial (employer-sponsored) and Medicaid insurance in the United States. We aimed to understand prescribing patterns of such medications across a wide age-range and in the presence/absence of other clinical and non-clinical characteristics, including psychiatric comorbidities. We described the prevalence and length of prescriptions by age, psychiatric comorbidity and overall...
September 30, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956825/a-longitudinal-study-of-child-maltreatment-and-mental-health-predictors-of-admission-to-psychiatric-residential-treatment-facilities
#19
Roderick A Rose, Paul Lanier
The child welfare system is an access point for children's mental health services. Psychiatric residential treatment facilities (PRTFs) are the most restrictive, and most expensive setting for children to receive long-term care. Given the high rates of behavioral health concerns among maltreated children in out-of-home care, research is needed to examine the factors that predict entry in PRTFs among children investigated for maltreatment. This exploratory study used cross-sector administrative records linked across multiple systems, including child welfare records and Medicaid claims, from a single state over a five-year period (n = 105,982)...
September 28, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951430/parent-preferences-for-shared-decision-making-in-acute-versus-chronic-illness
#20
Dina M Tom, Christian Aquino, Anthony R Arredondo, Byron A Foster
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to examine preferences for shared decision-making (SDM) in parents of acutely ill versus chronically ill children in the inpatient setting. Additionally, we explored the effect of parental perception of illness severity and uncertainty in illness on decision-making preference. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we surveyed parents of children admitted to pediatric inpatient units at an academic, tertiary-care hospital...
October 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
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