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NCJ Number: NCJ 241382     Find in a Library
Title: Does Subtype Matter?: Assessing the Effects of Maltreatment on Functioning in Preadolescent Youth in Out-of-Home Care
Journal: Child Abuse & Neglect  Volume:36  Issue:9  Dated:September 2012  Pages:633 to 644
Author(s): Christine L. M. Petrenko ; Angela Friend ; Edward F. Garrido ; Heather N. Taussig ; Sara E. Culhane
Date Published: 09/2012
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
United States of America

C. Henry Kempe National Ctr for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
United States of America

Pioneer Fund
United States of America

Daniels Fund
United States of America

Children's Hospital Research Institute
United States of America
Grant Number: K01MH01972;R21MH067618;R01MH076919;T32MH15442;R01MH076919-02S1
Publisher: http://www.elsevier.com 
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study had two primary objectives: to assess the effect of maltreatment subtypes on functioning in preadolescents and to examine different approaches to analyzing multiple maltreatment subtypes.
Abstract: Findings from the study to assess the effect of maltreatment subtypes on functioning in preadolescents include the following: maltreated children who experienced physical or sexual abuse were at highest risk for caregiver-reported externalizing behavior problems; maltreated children who experienced physical abuse and/or physical neglect were more likely to have higher levels of caregiver-reported internalizing problems; and children who experienced predominantly low severity supervisory neglect had relatively better functioning than other maltreated youth. The study had two primary objectives: to assess the effect of maltreatment subtypes on functioning in preadolescents and to examine different approaches to analyzing multiple maltreatment subtypes. Data for the study were obtained from a sample of 334 preadolescent youth (ages 9-11) who were placed in out-of-home care due to maltreatment. The different types of maltreatment experienced by the children (physical abuse, sexual abuse, physical neglect, and supervisory neglect) were obtained from child welfare records. Various analytical approaches were used to evaluate the relationship between maltreatment subtypes and the children’s cognitive, academic, and mental health functioning. The findings from the analyses suggest that children’s functioning varies by the different types of maltreatment that they have experienced. In addition, the findings suggest that the effects of supervisory neglect on adolescents should be assessed separately from those of physical neglect. Implications for policy and planning are discussed. Tables and references
Main Term(s): Child abuse
Index Term(s): Neglectful parents ; Child abuse investigations ; Child abuse as delinquency factor ; Sexually abused adolescents ; Child abuse prevention ; Child abuse treatment ; Child emotional abuse and neglect ; Foster adolescents ; Child abuse as crime factor ; Long term health effects of child abuse
   
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