Psychological, Economic and Physical Health Consequences of Child Maltreatment (Chapter 5 in Wiley Handbook of What Works in Child Maltreatment: An Evidence-Based Approach to Assessment and Intervention in Child Protection).
Font, Sarah A.
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This chapter summarizes the evidence linking child maltreatment to psychological, economic, and physical health outcomes of children. Findings indicate negative associations with a variety of immediate and long-term mental health and substance abuse problems. Key issues in maltreatment research that limit scientific knowledge are discussed. Numerous references.
child abuse; child neglect; sequelae; child health; risk factors; emotional problems; mental disorders; substance abuse; research needs