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This study evaluated the impact of extra-task stimulation on the academic task performance of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Twenty boys with ADHD and 20 nondisabled boys worked on an arithmetic task during high stimulation (music), low stimulation (speech), and no stimulation (silence). The music "distractors" were(More)
D. Wayne Osgood, E. Michael Foster, and Mark E. Courtney examine the transition to adulthood for youth involved in social service and justice systems during childhood and adolescence. They survey the challenges faced by youth in the mental health system, the foster care system, the juvenile justice system, the criminal justice system, and special education,(More)
This study evaluated the accuracy of teachers' ratings and examined whether these ratings are influenced by halo effects. One hundred thirty-nine elementary school teachers viewed videotapes of what they believed were children in regular fourth-grade classrooms. In fact, the children were actors who followed prepared scripts that depicted a child engaging(More)
Services. The study would not have been possible without their ongoing cooperation and early financial support. We also want to acknowledge the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which funded the fifth wave of survey data collection and analysis, as well as the Annie E. previously provided funding for the Midwest Study. Finally, we would like to thank the(More)
To provide better customer service, NCJRS has made this Federally-funded grant final report available electronically in addition to traditional paper copies. Opinions or points of view expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official position or policies of the U.S. Acknowledgments The authors wish to thank our three state(More)
  • E Courtney A My Dwor, Sky Gretchen, Ruth Cusick, Judy Havlicek A Lfred Per, Ez Tom Keller, Mark E Courtney +5 others
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acknowledgments The authors wish to thank our three state partners, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, and the Iowa Department of Human Services. The study would not have been possible without their cooperation and financial support. We also want to recognize our other funders,(More)
This study investigated whether more complex maltreatment experiences predicted higher levels of depressive symptomatology for young adults and examined the role of social support during late adolescence in that association. Specifically, the study tested whether social support had a direct effect on depression and whether it mediated and/or moderated the(More)
To learn about new publications as they appear, register on our site to receive monthly email alerts. The Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (ASFA) marked a major new departure in child welfare policy. It not only shifted the focus of child welfare policy from family preservation to child safety, permanency, and well-being, but it inaugurated a new era(More)
This report presents the results of a study that uses state administrative data to analyze employment, earnings, and public assistance receipt among former Wisconsin foster youth who exited out-of-home care between January 1, 1992, and December 31, 1998, and who were at least 17 years old at the time of their exit. Our results suggest that former foster(More)
The financing structure of any large public service system both reveals the priorities held by policymakers and drives the delivery of services. Of the $11.2 billion in public funds for child welfare services, somewhat less than half is federal. As this article explains, federal funds for child welfare overwhelmingly go to support out-of-home care (foster(More)