Explore studies in child abuse, including advances in understanding policies and interventions to prevent it, long-term complications, and more.
This study examines the temporal association of school report card release and incidence rates of agency-verified physical abuse of primary school children during 1 academic year in a single state.
This cross-sectional study examines whether harsh physical punishment, child maltreatment, and concomitant occurrence experienced during childhood are associated with antisocial behaviors in adulthood.
This study examines the risk of intimate partner homicide among adults in pediatric health care settings.
This population-based cohort study investigates whether the type, frequency, and severity of trauma encountered during childhood is associated with an increase in the likelihood of hallucinations, delusions, thought interference, and other psychotic experiences in young adulthood.
This US national survey examines how a history of adverse childhood experiences moderates the association between life stress and transdiagnostic psychopathology factors in adults responding to the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.
This JAMA Patient Page describes the US Preventive Services Task Force’s recommendations on interventions to prevent child maltreatment.
This systematic review to support the 2018 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement on primary care interventions to prevent child maltreatment summarizes published evidence on the benefits and harms of interventions to prevent maltreatment among children with no signs or symptoms of current or past maltreatment.
This 2018 Recommendation Statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of primary care interventions to prevent child maltreatment (I statement).
This cohort study examines association between cumulative childhood trauma exposure and long-term psychiatric and functional outcomes in adulthood.
This secondary analysis of a cluster randomized clinical trial evaluates whether an HIV/sexually transmitted disease (STD) risk-reduction intervention shown to reduce sexual risk behavior and STD prevalence among South African adolescents also reduced the perpetration and experience of forced sex.
In this essay, the author a resident physician caring for an infant hospitalized for injury from physical abuse and for neonatal abstinence syndrome, wonders about the circumstances that led to the infant’s mistreatment and about how her life will develop.
This Viewpoint urges the use of clinical judgment and evidence-based standards when evaluating or testifying about child abuse injuries in light of a rise in unsubstantiated theories (such as vitamin D deficiency) that discount abuse as a cause of those injuries.
This study assesses the association of a Pennsylvania statewide educational program for parents of infants and young children with hospitalization rates for pediatric abusive head trauma compared with such hospitalization rates in 5 other states without this parental education program.
This Viewpoint discusses how the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities developed policy recommendations in the absence of trial data, relying strongly on aggregate testimony from communities.
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