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NCJ Number: 229837 Find in a Library
Title: Emotional Maltreatment and Psychosocial Functioning in Preadolescent Youth Placed in Out-of-Home Care
Journal: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma  Volume:19  Issue:1  Dated:January-February 2010  Pages:52-74
Author(s): Heather N. Taussig; Sara E. Culbane
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20852
Grant Number: 1 R21 MH067618; 1R01 MH076919-03
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the impact of emotional maltreatment on the psychosocial functioning of youth placed in out-of-home care as a result of maltreatment.
Abstract: This article examines the impact of emotional maltreatment on the psychosocial functioning of youth placed in out-of-home care as a result of maltreatment. Participants included 243 children participating in a randomized controlled trial of a preventive intervention for preadolescent youth placed in out-of-home care. This study analyzed baseline data collected prerandomization from interviews with children and their out-of-home caregivers and data from child welfare records. Bivariate and regression analyses were used to explore the relationships between emotional maltreatment and interpersonal functioning, self-perception, mental health, and behavioral problems for the total sample and by gender. Findings suggest that subtypes of emotional maltreatment are associated with different outcomes and that males are more negatively impacted by emotional maltreatment than are females. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Child emotional abuse and neglect
Index Term(s): Abused children; Child abuse; Child abuse situation remedies; Emotional Abuse/Harm; Foster adolescents; Group homes; Psychological evaluation; Youth development
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