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Street-connected youth are vulnerable to violence from caretakers, fellow street youth, police, and experience all forms of exploitation and abuse. The present study conducted structural interviews with N=80 street-connected youth (43.8% female; 56.3% male. M=13.56. Median= 13.50 years; SD=2.44) recruited from 10 social service centers...

Psychopathic traits (Grandiose-Manipulative, Callous-Unemotional and Impulsive-Irresponsible traits) seem to be overrepresented in juvenile delinquents in comparison to juveniles from the general population. Still, these traits are also present among juveniles in the general population. In this symposium the influence of psychopathic traits on offending behaviour...

The capacity for adaptive emotion regulation is paramount in adolescence. The tripartite model of affect regulation proposes the existence of three emotion regulation systems (i.e., Threat, Drive and Soothing), designed for survival. An unbalanced functioning of these systems associates with greater risk for the development...