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NCJ Number: 230260 Find in a Library
Title: Childhood Emotional Maltreatment and Later Intimate Relationships: Themes From the Empirical Literature
Journal: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma  Volume:19  Issue:2  Dated:March 2010  Pages:224-242
Author(s): Nancy Dodge Reyome
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 19
Document: PDF
Type: Literature Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The empirical literature looking at the effect of childhood emotional maltreatment on intimate relationships is summarized and discussed.
Abstract: Within the last three decades, researchers have begun to investigate the long-term consequences of childhood emotional maltreatment on interpersonal and intrapersonal functioning. These investigations have led to the realization that survivors of childhood emotional maltreatment suffer from myriad psychological and social difficulties. These difficulties influence the quality and nature of intimate relationships formed by emotional abuse survivors. Implications of the current body of research for future research and clinical practice are addressed. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child emotional abuse and neglect; Domestic relations; Ego development; Emotional disorders; Long term health effects of child abuse; Social psychology; Socialization; Socially challenged
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