skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 157514 Find in a Library
Title: Child Maltreatment: Young Children With Disabilities at Risk
Journal: Corrective and Social Psychiatry  Volume:40  Issue:1-4  Dated:(1994)  Pages:8-15
Author(s): M K Johnson; V F Howard; T F McLaughlin
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 8
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Maltreatment of young children with disabilities has recently been a topic of concern in early childhood education.
Abstract: Early childhood educators in regular and special education are taking a serious look at the identification of and intervention with children who are at risk for disabilities. Studies clearly show that abused and neglected children with disabilities are more likely to be environmentally at risk for further deficits in cognitive, personal-social, physical, speech and language, and self-help developmental areas. Studies also indicate that effects of child maltreatment can be prevented and treated through parent support groups, respite care, family and child education, Federal and State legislation, and public awareness. Current case studies, however, are inconclusive due to methodological problems associated with assessing the incidence of maltreatment for children with disabilities. Effects of maltreatment on the intellectual, language, motor, emotional, and social development of children are discussed, and the importance of treatment and prevention programs is examined. 36 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Abused children; Child abuse prevention; Child development; Child victims; Children at risk; Juvenile dependency and neglect
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=157514

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.