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NCJ Number: 221686 Find in a Library
Title: Developmental Consequences of Child Emotional Abuse: A Neurodevelopmental Perspective
Journal: Journal of Emotional Abuse  Volume:7  Issue:2  Dated:2007  Pages:9-34
Author(s): Tuppett M. Yates
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 26
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The purpose of this paper is to present evidence of the impact of child emotional abuse (CEA) on child development and adaptation with particular emphasis on putative neurophysiological processes that may provide a better understanding of CEA.
Abstract: Child emotional abuse (CEA) disrupts development across multiple domains, including social, emotional, self, cognitive, and biological processes. Evidence indicates that CEA has the capacity to initiate persistent alterations in neurophysiological stress response systems that lead to increased vulnerability for stress, anxiety, depression, and other problems of adaptation. In order to better understand these processes and identify meaningful ways to intervene, research and practice must draw on multiple levels of analysis across theoretical, empirical, and applied domains. This paper provides an empirical and theoretical foundation to support increased attention to neurodevelopmental processes in understanding sequelae of CEA. It is argued that the integrative paradigm of developmental psychopathology provides a conceptual framework to orient future investigations and interventions. Figures, references
Main Term(s): Child emotional abuse and neglect
Index Term(s): Abused children; Child abuse; Child development; Emotional Abuse/Harm; Long term health effects of child abuse; Psychological victimization effects; Stress management
Note: Special journal on Childhood Emotional Abuse: Mediating and Moderating Processes Affecting Long-Term Impact. For related articles see NCJ-221687-690.
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