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Title: Multiple Risks for Children Exposed to Parental Violence: Family Factors, Psychological Maltreatment, and Trauma (From Maltreatment in Early Childhood: Tools for Research-Based Intervention, P 207-237, 1999, Kathleen C. Faller, ed.)
Author(s): B. B. Robbie Rossman
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 31
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20852
University of Denver
Denver, CO 80210
William T. Grant Foundation
New York, NY 10022
Grant Number: R03 MH41051-01;
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines multiple risks for children exposed to parental violence.
Abstract: Children exposed to parental violence often experience multiple adversities that place them at risk for developmental problems. These include family factors of socioeconomic disadvantage, family stressors and psychological maltreatment as well as the potentially traumatic impact of exposure which may be realized indirectly through its effects on children’s emotion regulation and openness to new information. This study examined a path model integrating these factors and provided support for the role of multiple risk. In addition, trauma symptomatology served as a consistent link between family adversities and children’s ongoing functioning. While results of this study are preliminary and descriptive, the risk factors and mediating mechanisms identified could provide possible targets for intervention. For example, the model for behavior problems suggests it could be important to intervene to reduce family stressors as well as children’s traumatic distress. Figures, tables, note, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child abuse situation remedies; Child protection services; Domestic assault; Economic influences; Environmental influences; Family offenses; Long term health effects of child abuse; Psychological victimization effects
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