Child OUtcomes

May
22

How Child Custody Evaluations Can Benefit Children

No matter how amicable, divorce is still a difficult process for all involved—especially children. It can be even more stressful for children when the process involves a lot of conflict, such as disagreements over custody. Child custody evaluations can help ease the question of custody for both children and parents by getting a third party […]

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Dec
12

New Release: Forensic Evaluation and Treatment of Juveniles

The American Psychological Association has recently released a new book by Randy Salekin that examines relevant issues in the forensic evaluation and treatment of juveniles. Forensic Evaluation and Treatment of Juveniles: Innovation and Best Practice Psychologists have always played a key role in determining how the juvenile justice system assesses and treats young offenders. Recent […]

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Nov
28

FREE Access to Articles on Children’s Mental Health Now Available

Routledge Journals has made available FREE ACCESS to a collection of articles on Children’s Mental Health. These articles can be viewed and download for FREE until 30th June 2015. Effectiveness of a School-Based Yoga Program on Adolescent Mental Health, Stress Coping Strategies, and Attitudes Toward Violence: Findings From a High-Risk Sample Journal of Applied School […]

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Nov
21

Separate Housing for Adult Court Youth an Unfounded Concern

The concern regarding separate housing for adult court and juvenile court youth appears unfounded; no differences were found between the two groups in terms of victimization or offending. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as […]

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Aug
08

Sexual Abuse a Salient Predictor of Recidivism for Juvenile Females, Not Males

A history of sexual abuse was a salient predictor of recidivism for young female offenders, but not for young male offenders. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. […]

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Aug
01

Free Article: Juvenile Justice Interventions

The Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, published by Taylor & Francis, has made the following article available free of charge until the end of 2014. To access the article please click the title of the article below. To download a PDF of the article, please click here. Juvenile Justice Interventions: System Escalation and Effective Alternatives to […]

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Apr
25

Crime + Substance Misuse = Increased Risk

Adolescents who commit crime and misuse substances are at increased risk for subsequent crime and substance-related social problems compared to adolescents who only commit crime or who only misuse substances or who do neither. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the […]

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Mar
14

IQ Moderates the Relation between Psychopathy and Juvenile Offending

IQ was found to moderate the relation between psychopathy and juvenile offending such that the highest levels of offending were found in youth with relatively higher levels of psychopathy and relatively higher IQ. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Law and Human Behavior. Below is a summary of the research […]

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Dec
13

50 Professional Resources Relevant to the Practice of Forensic Psychology

Various professional organizations have developed documents and other resources that are relevant to the practice of forensic psychology. We have collated these below for ease of access, as professionals who practice in the area of forensic psychology should be familiar with the existence of these resources. If you have others you’d like us to add, […]

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Nov
08

Child-Informed Mediation Results in More Positive Mediation Outcomes

Child-informed mediation appears to result in more positive mediation outcomes than mediation as usual. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a translation of this research into practice. Featured Article | Psychology, Public Policy, […]

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