Natalia Lapshina

Natalia Lapshina
The University of Western Ontario | UWO · Faculty of Education

PhD

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Psychiatric disorders are common in youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This is a vulnerable group of children whose behavioural problems often have more complicated care needs than other children, which can place a great deal of stress on their families. However, the association of family mental health issues, level of intellec...
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Although mental health challenges are widespread, impacting 1 in 5 children and youth, only 25% of these young people receive the required mental health supports. Unmet mental health needs are strongly associated with functional impairments including poor self-care, interpersonal challenges, and school difficulties among young people. School diseng...
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Background and aims This study aims to examine the rates of potentially traumatic events (PTEs) and polyvictimization, as well as interrelationships among PTE types in children and youth with intellectual developmental disorder (IDD) and co-occurring mental health issues. It also examines the association between polyvictimization (experiencing thre...
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Quality of life (QoL) is significantly lower in children with mental health issues compared to those who are typically developing or have physical health problems. However, little research has examined factors associated with QoL in this particularly vulnerable population. To address this limitation, 347 clinically referred children and adolescents...
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Background Exposure to maltreatment has a detrimental impact on both physical and mental health. However, research on the relationship between polyvictimization and care planning needs is scarce. Objectives This study investigated the associations between interpersonal polyvictimization and care planning needs for children and youth, controlling f...
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Objectives: Research has shown that children who experience abuse and neglect are at much higher risk of experiencing negative outcomes such as physical and mental health problems, social skill deficits, and poor quality of life. The goal of this paper was to examine the relationship between polyvictimization and risk of harm to self and others, ta...
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Background: Approximately 40-70% of justice-involved youth have untreated mental health problems. There is no current research that directly compares the mental health profiles of youth involved in the justice system to that of inpatients and outpatients. The research reported is significant because it directly compares the needs of these populati...
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Research on domestic homicide has focused on risk factors presented by perpetrators such as prior violence, threats to kill, stalking, access to weapons, mental health concerns, controlling behaviour and separation. However, there has been less focus on the barriers that victims face regarding finding support, increasing personal safety and decreas...
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Mental health promotion programming in schools and community settings is an important part of a comprehensive mental health strategy. The goal of this study was to identify and explore meaningful classes of youth based on their pre- and post-intervention depression symptoms scores with 722 youth involved in a 15-week healthy relationships and menta...
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Background: This study examined predictors of service complexity in children with comorbid intellectual developmental disorder (IDD) and mental health concerns. We examined whether patient type, safety risk, exposure to trauma, and family dysfunction were related to service complexity. Method: The study had a cross-sectional design, wherein trained...
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The underutilization of immigrants’ skills, particularly the skills of ethnic and religious minorities, is of considerable concern to policy makers because of its economic and social costs. Recent research suggests that discrimination may be contributing to this well-documented unemployment and underemployment of skilled minority immigrants. In par...

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To examine the relationship between poly- victimization and risk of harm to self and others, taking into account age and sex differences, in a large sample of clinically referred children
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This study is driven by a need to understand how student-supervisor relationships work in the context of an organization. An anonymous online survey is being conducted in doctoral students to examine student-supervisor relationship quality, as well as factors that may help build better relationships.