Adverse childhood experiences increase the risk of juvenile reoffending

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In Athena Chow’s debut blog, she summarises a systematic review and meta-analysis on the relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and risk of juvenile reoffending.

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Unveiling the Hidden Struggles: Lived Experience, impact and coping amongst children of parents who use substances

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Introduction This paper, from Muir and colleagues (2023), details a systematic review exploring the lived experiences of children and young people whose parents use substances. We know from a wide range of research and policy, that parental drug and alcohol use has wide ranging impacts on young people throughout their lives, and this study, which includes the [read the full story…]

SMS CBT TLC CYP? 🤔 Does delivering cognitive behavioural therapy via text messages help improve depression in young people?

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Becky Appleton summarises a randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness and acceptability of text-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for improving depression in young adults.

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Young people are worried about climate change, but how do they cope?

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Trish Darcy considers a scoping review of empirical evidence on climate concerns, negative emotions and climate‐related mental illness in young people.

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How creativity unlocks understanding: exploring qualitative research methods with neurodivergent children

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In her debut blog, Tamara Pemovska summarises Lewis et al.’s 2023 paper on the pros and cons of creative qualitative research methods with autistic pupils.

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Adverse childhood experiences: how common are they and who is most at risk?

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In this joint blog, Becca Lacey and Sarah Stock explore a recent meta-analysis on the global prevalence of adverse childhood experiences, which looks at the groups of people most at risk of experiencing them.

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Young LGBTQ+ People in Residential Social Care Face Pervasive Discrimination and Unmet Need

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Happy New Year to one and all from down here in the woodland. To start us off with a bang for 2024, we have a blog from Lizzie Furber, one of our social care elf editorial team, highlighting a scoping review that is the first of its kind in the UK. Introduction LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, [read the full story…]

Deciphering self-help: how do adolescents experiencing emotional difficulties cope?

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Nuria Gardia considers a scoping review on self‑management, self‑care, and self‑help strategies in adolescents with emotional problems.

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Child refugees face poorer mental health outcomes under insecure visa conditions

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Olivia McGowan examines an Australian cross-sectional study on the impact of prolonged visa insecurity on asylum-seeking children, which indicates links to poorer mental health.

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