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Raising An Adolescent With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Qualitative Study
The aim of this study was to investigate parent experiences of raising an adolescent with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Nine families participated in semi-structured in-depth interviews. Using thematic analysis, informed ...
Toward a Strength-Based Approach to Risk Assessments: An Examination of the Measurement and Clinical Use of Information about Youth Strengths
This dissertation consists of three studies concerning the measurement and clinical use of youth strengths in assessments of adolescents’ risk to reoffend. The first chapter provides a review of the theoretical frameworks ...
A Program Evaluation of Toronto's Mental Health Court for Youth
In recent years there has been growing concern regarding the mental health needs of young people involved with the criminal justice system. As a result, the Ontario Court of Justice opened its first mental health court for ...
Personal Strengths and Their Influence on Mental Health and Academic Outcomes
Building personal strengths is an inherent part of typical development. Existing research attests to the protective effects of key strengths, such as self-esteem, family connectedness, and positive peer relationships among ...