• By Laura Whybra
  • Posted on Wednesday 26th February, 2014
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SNPs

Single-nucleotide polymorphisms are a type of variation within the same gene across different people. Variation of SNPs within a gene may affect the impact of the gene on behavior. …

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 29th June, 2012
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Suicidal ideation

A medical term referring to thoughts about suicide. This can vary from fleeting thoughts and fantasies to detailed plans for suicide.…

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

selective prevention programs are a type of targeted prevention. They are targeted at individuals considered to be at high risk of developing a specific problem or disorder.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Monday 20th June, 2011
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Steven Berkowitz

is a leading expert on post-traumatic stress disorder in children. Trained as a child and adolescent psychiatrist he is now Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to this he was Deputy Director of the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence at Yale University. Berkowitz, alongside Steven Marans, developed the Child and Family Traumatic Stress I…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Monday 20th June, 2011
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Standardized Measure

A questionnaire that is proven to be reliable and valid at measuring what it claims to measure. Validity means that it measures what it sets out to measure, and not some other related phenomenon. Reliability means that it consistently and sensitively measures that phenomenon with repeated administration detects changes over time where they occur and presents a stable picture when no change occurs.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Tuesday 29th March, 2011
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Social Development Model

Developed by David Hawkins and Richard Catalano, the Social Development Model underpins a wide range of research and intervention activities undertaken by the Social Development Research Group. The model specifies a number of key risk factors that contribute to the development of delinquent behaviors, drug abuse, risky sexual behavior and school failure. To mitigate the negative impact of these ri…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Tuesday 15th March, 2011
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SEAL

UK Government designed program to improve children’s social and emotional regulation. Evaluation at the University of Manchester shows that it has been variably but widely implemented across England, and no significant impact on child outcomes.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Friday 15th October, 2010
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Salvador Minuchin

The intervention interrupts negative relationship patterns allowing functional patterns to take their place. Minuchin is recognized as one of the world’s leading family therapists. His work has been widely influential, including in the design of the proven model, functional family therapy.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Thursday 07th October, 2010
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System Reform

Generally speaking, in most western developed nations, these systems extend to children's health, education and social well-being, such as mental health and protection from maltreatment. There are also systems for children who break the law. Examples of system reform include reducing the number of children in state care or entering juvenile detention.…

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  • By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Wednesday 06th October, 2010
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Shay Bilchik

During the 1990s Bilchik headed up the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was a strong advocate for greater use of evidence based programs. Bilchik has also served as President of the Child Welfare League of America.…

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