Factors Predictive of Behavioural and Emotional Dysfunction in Adolescents in a Secure Children’s Home
Stubbings, Daniel R.
De Claire, Karen
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The aim of the present study was to investigate what factors are predictive of behavioural and emotional dysfunction in adolescence. A sample of 60 young people accommodated under a welfare or youth custody service order in a UK secure children’s home between 2016 and 2018 was used. Data regarding young people’s Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) history, scores on standard assessments and factors thought to indicate behavioural and emotional dysfunction were collected from file information. Correlations and regression models were used to analyse the data. Analyses found that young people in this setting had been exposed to more ACEs than the general population. Furthermore, signs of behavioural and emotional dysfunction as a result of exposure to ACE’s appeared to be present from early adolescence. It was found that exposure to verbal and sexual abuse were the greatest predictors of involvement in risk incidents. The young person’s substance misuse habits were the best predictor of the length of stay in the secure children’s home. These findings may have policy implications and highlight the need for early interventions with young people exposed to ACE’s.
Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma;
Harris, R., Stubbings, D.R. & De Claire, K. (2020) 'Factors Predictive of Behavioural and Emotional Dysfunction in Adolescents in a Secure Children’s Home', Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma . https://doi.org/10.1007/s40653-020-00329-7
Article published in Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma available open access at https://doi.org/10.1007/s40653-020-00329-7
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
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