Childhood History of Abuse and Child Abuse Potential: The Role of Parent’s Gender and Timing of Childhood Abuse (PDF - 218 KB)
Figueiredo, Moya-Albiol, & Romero-Martinez (2014)
Child Abuse & Neglect, 38
Investigates the roles of the parents’ gender, timing of childhood abuse and socio-demographic variables on the relationship between parents’ history of childhood physical abuse, and current risk for children. The report concludes with recommendations for policy and practice implications.
The Dark Side of Social Support: Understanding the Role of Social Support, Drinking Behaviors and Alcohol Outlets for Child Physical Abuse
Freisthler, Holmes, & Wolf (2014)
Child Abuse & Neglect, 38(6)
Examines whether parental drinking behavior, drinking locations, alcohol outlet density, and types of social support are related to the risk of child physical abuse. The study concludes by discussing the findings and recommending further research.
Examines Findings and Research About Characteristics of Perpetrators of Physical Abuse (PDF - 304 KB)
Abusive Head Trauma in Children: A Comparison of Male and Female Perpetrators
Esernio-Jenssen, Tai, & Kodsi
Evaluates the effects of perpetrator gender on victim presentation and outcomes, and perpetrator legal outcomes for abusive head trauma. This study identifies statistically
Physical Child Abuse Potential in Adolescent Girls: Associations With Psychopathology, Maltreatment, and Attitudes Toward Child-Bearing (PDF - 518 KB)
Chang, Currie, Gardner, Lourie, Pajer, & Wang (2014)
Examines whether exposure to maltreatment, preparedness for child-bearing, substance use disorders (SUDs), IQ, race, and socioeconomic status were associated with the potential for child abuse in adolescent girls. The study provides clinical implications for practice.