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Title: Structural Model of the Influence of Family Problems and Child Abuse Factors on Serious Delinquency Among Youths Processed at a Juvenile Assessment Center
Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse  Volume:10  Issue:1  Dated:2000  Pages:17-31
Author(s): Richard Dembo Ph.D.; Werner Wothke Ph.D.; Marina Shemwell B.A.; Kimberly Pacheco B.A.; William Seeberger B.S.; Matthew Rollie B.A.; James Schmeidler Ph.D.; Stephen Livingston B.A.
Editor(s): Vincent B. Van Hasselt Ph.D.; Brad Donohue Ph.D.
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Grant Number: 1-R01-DA08707
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The authors tested a model of the influence of arrested youth family problem factors, including their sexual victimization and physical abuse experiences, on drug use and frequency of involvement in index offenses using a sample of 277 youth processed at the Hillsborough County Juvenile Assessment Center in Tampa, Florida.
Abstract: The sample youth entered a service delivery project funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse called the Youth Support Project. Self-reported data were collected during confidential, in-depth, baseline interviews lasting an average of 2 hours. The hypothesized model was supported by overall data and for male youth; data for female youth suggested they used alcohol and marijuana for different reasons. The authors emphasize the importance of prevention and early intervention efforts involving at risk youth and their families to reduce the prevalence and adverse consequences of traumatic experiences. 39 references and 2 figures
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use
Index Term(s): Abused children; Adolescents at risk; Child abuse; Child Sexual Abuse; Child victims; Children at risk; Crimes against children; Florida; Home environment; Juvenile crime control; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile delinquency research; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug use; Juvenile offenders; Juvenile victims; Marijuana; Parent-Child Relations; Self-report studies; Sexual assault victims; Underage Drinking
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