Sexual solicitation and harassment on the Internet and the mental health of young people

Ybarra M. Sexual solicitation and harassment on the Internet and the mental health of young people. Oral presentation at the University of Otago, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine Seminar; 13 Sept 2003; New Zealand. Data from the Youth Internet Safety Survey (YISS1) collected between 1999 and 2000 are discussed. … [Read more...]

Linkages between depressive symptomatology and Internet harassment among youth

Ybarra M. Linkages between depressive symptomatology and Internet harassment among youth. Oral presentation at the Paediatric Society of New Zealand; 29 Aug 2003; New Zealand. Data from the Youth Internet Safety Survey (YISS1) collected between 1999 and 2000 are discussed. … [Read more...]

Children with reported histories of sexual abuse: utilizing multiple perspectives to understand clinical and psychosocial profiles

Walrath C, Ybarra M, Holden EW, Liao Q, Santiago R, Leaf P. Children with reported histories of sexual abuse: utilizing multiple perspectives to understand clinical and psychosocial profiles. Child Abuse Negl. 2003;27(5):509-24. Abstract: OBJECTIVE: The current study examines multiple empirically based perspectives (i.e., child, caregiver, and clinician) of behavior and functioning as they contribute to the clinical and psychosocial profile of children (aged 5 to 17.5 years) with reported histories of sexual abuse. METHOD: A large, multi-site data set of children referred into Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services both with and without reported histories of sexual abuse, was examined. Seven hundred and fifty-nine children with a reported history of sexual abuse were … [Read more...]

The relationship between mental health indicators and adjudication rates among youth with serious emotional disturbance

Ybarra M, Walrath C, Holden EW, Santiago R, Leaf P. The relationship between mental health indicators and adjudication rates among youth with serious emotional disturbance. Oral presentation at the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Annual Conference; Apr 2003; Miami, FL. Data collected as part of the national evaluation of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program by communities funded in 1993 and 1994 (22 sites) are discussed. … [Read more...]

Associations between depressive symptomatology and Internet harassment among young regular Internet users

Ybarra M. Associations between depressive symptomatology and Internet harassment among young regular Internet users. Poster presentation at the Delta Omega, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health; Apr 2003; Baltimore, MD. Data from the Youth Internet Safety Survey (YISS1) collected between 1999 and 2000 are discussed. … [Read more...]

Female offenders referred for community-based mental health service as compared to other service-referred youth: correlates of conviction

Walrath C, Ybarra M, Wayne Holden E, Manteuffel B, Santiago R, Leaf P. Female offenders referred for community-based mental health service as compared to other service-referred youth: correlates of conviction. J Adolesc. 2003;26(1):45-61. Abstract: Data from a large federally supported national evaluation of system-of-care community mental health services were analysed to identify correlates of conviction. Female adolescents with a reported history of criminal conviction (n=88) were compared to three other service-referred youth groups: females without conviction histories (n=664), males with conviction histories (n=199), and males without conviction histories (n=1230) for possible differences in number and type of family, individual, and school-related life challenges. Multinomial … [Read more...]

Externalizing behaviors on the Internet versus in-person among youth: Associations with parental monitoring, discipline,and emotional closeness

Ybarra ML, Mitchell K. Externalizing behaviors on the Internet versus in-person among youth: Associations with parental monitoring, discipline,and emotional closeness. Poster presentation at the 130th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association; 9-13 Nov 2002; Philadelphia, PA. Data from the Youth Internet Safety Survey (YISS1) collected between 1999 and 2000 are discussed. … [Read more...]