Vicki Ashton

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BACKGROUND The prevalence of overweight and obesity is increasing in child populations throughout the world. Obesity in children has significant short and long term health consequences. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of a range of lifestyle interventions designed to treat obesity in childhood. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched CCTR, MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL,(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the relationship between judgements about the seriousness of incidents of suspected maltreatment and the reporting of those incidents. METHOD Eighty-six graduate social work students were given 12 vignettes depicting problematic parental behaviors. Students were asked to rate each vignette according to how serious they(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the relationship between personal characteristics of 276 potential entry-level social service workers and their decision to report child maltreatment to Child Protective Services (CPS). The personal characteristics of interest were: age, gender, parenthood, mother's education, father's education, college major, ethnicity, and(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the effect of workers' attitudes toward corporal punishment on the workers' perception and reporting of child maltreatment. Three hundred twenty-five (325) potential entry level workers participated in this study. METHOD Responding to vignettes in multi-item scales, study participants 1) rated their approval of parental(More)
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