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Gender as a predictor of posttraumatic stress symptoms and externalizing behavior problems in sexually abused children Gender as a predictor of posttraumatic stress symptoms and externalizing behavior problems in sexually abused children 11/18/2018
Despite the proliferation of studies documenting outcomes in sexually abused victims, gender differences remain understudied. The bulk of studies have relied on retrospective samples of adults with insufficient representation of male victims to explore gender specificities. This study examined differential outcomes among boy and girl victims of sexual abuse. A predictive model of outcomes including abuse characteristics and sense of guilt as mediators was proposed. Path analysis was conducted with a sample of 447 sexually abused children (319 girls and 128 boys), aged 6–12. Being a girl was a predictor of posttraumatic stress symptoms, while being a boy was a predictor of externalizing problems. Being a boy was also associated with more severe abuse, which in turn predicted posttraumatic stress symptoms. Child’s gender was not related to perpetrator’s relationship to the child or sense of guilt. However, sense of guilt predicted posttraumatic stress symptoms and externalizing problems while perpetrator’s relationship to the child predicted externalizing problems. Gender specificities should be further studied among sexually abused children, as boys and girls appear to manifest different outcomes. Sense of guilt should be a target in intervention for sexually abused children, as results highlight its link to heightened negative outcomes.
Treatment of diabetis mellitus Treatment of diabetis mellitus 11/11/2018
How Can Massage help with Diabetes? How Can Massage help with Diabetes? 11/11/2018
15-YEAR-OLD LEVI: An Investigative Review 15-YEAR-OLD LEVI: An Investigative Review 11/18/2018
Alberta’s Child and Youth Advocate has the authority to conduct investigations into systemic issues related to the death of a young person who had received Child Intervention Services within two years of their passing. Levi (not his real name) was a young man of First Nation heritage. Levi was exposed to neglect, homelessness, poverty, family violence, parental addictions and mental health concerns. His child intervention record closed within two years of his death. This report details the information gathered through this Investigative Review. 
18-YEAR-OLD PETER: An Investigative Review 18-YEAR-OLD PETER: An Investigative Review 11/18/2018
Alberta’s Child and Youth Advocate has the authority to conduct investigations into systemic issues related to the death of a young person who had received Child Intervention Services within two years of their passing.  Peter (not his real name) was a young man of First Nation heritage who became involved with Child Intervention Services when he was two years old. He spent most of his childhood with relatives until adolescence, when he was taken out of his community and placed in group care. Peter was the victim of a homicide when he was 18 years old.
2015 Report on Diabetes – Driving Change, especially pp. 74-75 2015 Report on Diabetes – Driving Change, especially pp. 74-75 7/25/2018
2015 Report on Diabetes – Driving Change, especially pp. 74-75 2015 Report on Diabetes – Driving Change, especially pp. 74-75 7/25/2018
2017 LEA Report 2017 LEA Report 12/18/2018
A Further Look at Food Insecurity among Ontario’s Child Welfare Involved Population A Further Look at Food Insecurity among Ontario’s Child Welfare Involved Population 11/18/2018
The Ontario Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect, 2013 (OIS-2013) is the fifth provincial study to examine the incidence of reported child maltreatment and the characteristics of children and families investigated by child welfare authorities in Ontario. This Information Sheet builds on Lefebvre and Fallon (2016) and further examines food insecurity among the children, youth and families who are investigated by child welfare authorities. Poverty is associated with child maltreatment and involvement in the child welfare system. Families living in poverty may experience food insecurity along with other socioeconomic hardships such as poor housing conditions and unemployment. In the OIS-2013, workers were asked to identify whether the household had run out of money for food in the last six months. This variable can act as a proxy indicator for food insecurity and allows us to examine this issue within a representative sample of child welfare investigations.
A Glass Of Wine A Day May Help Control Type 2 Diabetes A Glass Of Wine A Day May Help Control Type 2 Diabetes 11/11/2018