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The developmental consequences of child maltreatment deserve empirical inquiry. This article examines the link between etiology and developmental outcome, focusing on the infant-parent attachment bond. Studies reviewed point to a strong association between child maltreatment and attachment...
This article reviews the issues related to child abuse and neglect of most concern to early childhood professionals: incidence and prevalence; factors associated with maltreatment, including child and parent characteristics; mediating factors, including social support; cognitive, emotional, and...
This article applies the findings of previous research by the author and others to the management of preschool-aged maltreated children in the classroom. Such children are common in both regular and special education classrooms. Depending upon the type of maltreating home environment that they...
This study surveyed preschool children who accompanied their mothers to a battered women's shelter. Elevated rates of behavior problems and social competence difficulties were observed. White males appeared more impaired than any other gender/ethnic combination. In addition, a number of other...
The characterization of young children with handicaps and developmental delays as a group in jeopardy for abuse and neglect often is based on methodologically flawed incidence reports and poor methods of calculation. A concept of jeopardy that is based on child characteristics may result in a...
Child maltreatment is a phenomenon that poses significant difficulties for the individual, the family, and society as a whole. Research has revealed the deleterious effects of maltreatment on the organization of child development. Additionally, the long-term effects of maltreatment on adjustment...
Behavioral observations were performed on three groups of preschool children: nonabused, physically abused and neglected, and sexually abused. Physically abused and neglected children were more antisocial, disruptive, and aggressive yet passive. Sexually abused children were relatively quiet and...
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