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Gap analysis of service needs for adults with neurodevelopmental disorders

Abstract: In Florida, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities provides waivers for adults with the following types of disabilities: intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down syndrome, and Prader–Willi syndrome. This review examined the peer-reviewed literature to indicate and assess the common needs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Current models of service delivery, the efficacy of these services, and remaining gaps in the need fulfillment of individuals within the six diagnostic categorizations of interest were examined.

February 9, 2019

A qualitative examination of increased alcohol use after bariatric surgery among racially/ethnically diverse young adults
Abstract: Introduction – Mounting evidence suggests that bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery (WLS), patients might be vulnerable to developing post-operative alcohol use problems. While the majority of published research offers information concerning the prevalence of problematic alcohol use post-WLS, the literature lacks comprehensive, qualitative explorations examining why alcohol misuse might emerge after WLS.

November 9, 2017

Resilience in the context of fragility: Development of a multidimensional measure of child wellbeing within the Fragile Families dataset

Abstract: This study sought to empirically develop a theoretically grounded multidimensional measure of child wellbeing (CWB) for research with at-risk families. The World Health Organization and UNICEF call for a multidimensional construct of child wellbeing, incorporating factors known to impact wellbeing (e.g., access to healthcare, childhood maltreatment, the incarceration of one’s primary caregiver). We analyzed data from the Fragile Families study in two separate steps:

August 9, 2017

Social ecological determinants of substance use treatment entry among serious juvenile offenders from adolescence through emerging adulthood

Abstract: Purpose: To examine the social-ecological determinants of substance use treatment entry among serious juvenile offenders over a 7 year period. Using the social-ecological framework, relevant predictors of substance use from the literature were used to assess risk (and protective) factors at the individual, parental, peer and neighborhood level.

December 9, 2016

Friendships across race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation

Abstract: This chapter presents a selective review of research on friendships across race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Special attention is given to research concerning the facilitators of and barriers to friendship across differences throughout the life span. The role of gender is discussed as an important variable affecting friendships. New directions for research are proposed as well.

Alcohol use patterns and alcohol use disorders among young adult, ethnically diverse bariatric surgery patients

Abstract: Background – Research suggests that young adults and racial/ethnic minorities are at an increased risk for problematic alcohol use. Recent studies have also documented patterns of problematic alcohol use among a subset of weight loss surgery (WLS) patients. However, to date, there are no published studies investigating the intersection of these demographic and clinical characteristics.

November 9, 2016

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