• By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 29th June, 2012
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Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS)

The CAPS is a tool for assessing post-traumatic stress disorder, and is one of the most widely used and regarded of its kind. Through the process of a structured interview, trained practitioners can are able to obtain a clinical diagnosis as well as a score of symptom severity. It takes between 30-60 minutes to complete and is available in a number of languages.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Monday 23rd April, 2012
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Child Psychotherapist

Child psychotherapists work with children and young people in groups, individually, or with parents and family members. Through play sessions and conversation, they aim to get to know a child or young person and help them to understand their thoughts and feelings about the things going on in their life. The relationship between the client and the therapist is central to psychotherapeutic approach…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Monday 26th March, 2012
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Cochrane Reviews

Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of primary research in healthcare and health policy. Many of the reviews assess the benefits and harms of particular healthcare interventions. Cochrane Reviews are published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) by the Cochrane Collaboration, an international non-profit organization that aims to provide information for decision-making about h…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 03rd February, 2012
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Contemplative practices

Contemplative practices include mindfulness strategies, meditation, yoga and attention training. Some have evolved from religious or spiritual movements, but they are almost always adapted as secular interventions when applied to children and adolescents. The aim of contemplative interventions is often to improve attention, refine concentration, and develop adaptive ways of regulating responses to…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Thursday 17th November, 2011
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Christina Salmivalli

is Professor of Psychology at the University of Turku, Finland. Her research has focused on children’s peer relations and how this contributes to their learning and social adjustment. A primary focus of Christina’s work has been bullying and victimisation. She helped develop and evaluate the KiVa program.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 21st October, 2011
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Cost-benefit analysis (CBA)

CBA is a process by which expected costs are weighed against expected benefits to determine whether the course of action is profitable. In CBA, both the costs and the benefits are defined in monetary terms.In the context of social interventions, the technique adds up the value of the benefits of an intervention, and subtracts the costs associated with it. In its simple form, cost-benefit analysis…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 21st October, 2011
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Cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA)

CEA is a form of economic analysis that compares the relative costs and outcomes (effects) of two or more courses of action. Cost-effectiveness analysis is distinct from cost-benefit analysis, which assigns a monetary value to the measure of effect. In social interventions, CEA is a technique for comparing the relative value of various interventions. CEA compares the extra cost of providing the in…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Monday 15th August, 2011
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Cool Little Kids

Cool Little Kids claims to be the first effective early childhood prevention program for internalizing disorders such as anxiety and depression. Targeting child inhibition and overprotective parenting, Cool Little Kids aims to help preschool children become resilient to situational fears and abstract distressing worries. It teaches parents strategies to modify their preschool child's fear and dis…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Wednesday 13th July, 2011
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Cross-sectional research  

Cross-sectional research is a methodology, which compares different groups of people who share similar characteristics (e.g. ethnicity, socioeconomic status and educational background) but differ on one key variable (e.g. age).…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Tuesday 14th June, 2011
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Center on the Developing Child

is based at Harvard University, US, and is directed by Jack Shonkoff. The center grew out of the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, which in turn builds upon the 2000 report From Neurones to Neighborhoods. The Council seeks to close the gap between scientific and policy advances by robust synthesis and careful dissemination of the latest develops in neuroscience.…

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