• By Laura Whybra
  • Posted on Monday 29th September, 2014
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Interagency School Readiness Consortium

An interagency initiative of the US federal government that awarded eight research grants to develop rigorous scientific studies of the effectiveness of integrative early childhood interventions and programs across a variety of early childhood settings in promoting school readiness for children, from birth through age five, who are at risk of later school difficulties. The interventions were imple…

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  • By Laura Whybra
  • Posted on Wednesday 27th March, 2013
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Incremental theory

 People hold different theories about the nature of individual characteristics such as personality or intelligence. People holding an incremental theory think of individual characteristics as malleable qualities that can be developed. See also “entity theory.”…

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  • By Laura Whybra
  • Posted on Monday 19th November, 2012
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Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Adolescents (IPT-A)

IPT-A is a short-term, manual-driven outpatient treatment intervention that focuses on the current interpersonal problems of adolescents (aged 12-18 years) with mild to moderate depression severity. Adapted from the original IPT program developed for adults, IPT-A addresses the developmental and interpersonal needs of adolescents and their families.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 17th February, 2012
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Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy gives offenders just over 20 hours of a blend of psychodynamic, client-centred and behavioural therapies but is focused on the individual and does not incorporate the wider system of families, schools, peer groups and leisure facilities.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 21st October, 2011
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Intimate partner violence (IPV)

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious, preventable public health problem. The term "intimate partner violence" describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Monday 19th September, 2011
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Indicated prevention

indicated prevention interventions are a type of targeted prevention. They are targeted at individuals already displaying early signs of a problem or disorder.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 19th August, 2011
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Implementation

is a specified set of activities designed to put into practice an activity or program of know dimension. The following definition was put forth at the inaugural Global Implementation Conference in August 2011: Implementation is the science, practice, and policy of getting science and practice into policy.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Wednesday 02nd March, 2011
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Institute for Social Research (ISR)

Established in 1949, the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR) is the world's largest academic social science survey and research organization, and a world leader in developing and applying social science methodology, and in educating researchers and students from around the world. ISR is home to the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the wo…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Tuesday 21st July, 2009
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involuntary stress response

This refers to involuntary responses to stressful situations. These include rumination, intrusive thought, impulsive action, emotional arousal and physical reactions.…

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  • By Kevin Mount
  • Posted on Monday 26th January, 2009
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internalizing behavior

Internalizing behavior captures a range of behaviors that reflect problems in a childs internal psychological environment. They include withdrawal, anxiety, inhibition and depression. Other terms used in relation to this cluster of behavior problems include "neurotic" and "over-controlled".…

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