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A Multiple Case Study of Caregivers’ Experiences of a Psychoeducational Support Group for Caregivers of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): An Embedded Mixed Methods StudyDownload
Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) can experience a number of neurocognitive deficits and associated adverse outcomes. Stable home life helps protect children with FASD against adverse outcomes; however, their primary caregivers typically have significantly higher levels of...
SSHRC Awarded PDG 2019: Our project will develop an international research partnership to examine the experiences of African migrant children. One objective is to examine the experiences of vulnerable African migrant children and how they navigate their everyday lives in Ghana and Canada. A...
Children’s and Fathers’ Perceptions of Fathers’ Use of Structure, Negative Control, and Autonomy SupportDownload
The current study investigated fathers’ and children’s perspectives of fathers’ use of structure, negative control, and autonomy support parenting behaviours in relation to children’s internalizing, externalizing, and adaptive behaviours, and father-child attachment. Researchers interviewed 55...
The purpose of this dissertation is to contribute to the sparse body of knowledge on teen fatherhood and to bridge the gap between research on teen fatherhood and the implementation of formal support for young fathers. Three papers identify and discuss three different aspects of teen fatherhood...
Latino Immigrant Parents in Canada: Experiences and Adjustment to raising Children in the Absence of the Extended FamilyDownload
The Latino population in Canada has been increasing during the past decade accounting for 11% of newcomers in 2011. One of the core values in Latino culture is familism, the family is the main source of support and has an important role in childrearing. This qualitative study focuses on the...
Research on the influence of parenting styles on child outcomes has been fueled by an interest in promoting optimal child development. The majority of these studies have concluded that an authoritative parenting style is ideal for the successful socialization of children. However, some theorists...
Parental Positive Affect, Child Negative Affect and Resiliency in Preschool: Investigating whether some children develop “for-better”Download
Using the vantage sensitivity model as a guiding framework, I examined the interactions among child negative affect, parental positive affect, and resiliency in preschoolers. The study sample consisted of 100, two-parent families and their children (50 boys, 50 girls, 2 – 5 years old, mean age =...
Parental influences on executive functions in early childhood: Differential effects of harsh and sensitive parentingDownload
The aim of this study was to clarify the nature of the relations between specific dimensions of parenting (sensitivity and harshness) and cool and hot components of executive functions (EFs) in preschool children. As such, this study examined the additive and interactive effects of parental...