Monday, May 27, 2024

Understanding how behavior problems are related to child abuse and neglect

From Penn State:

Do abuse and neglect cause behavior problems among children or do behavior problems among children cause abuse and neglect? A new study from researchers in the Penn State College of Health and Human Development confirmed that the former happens much more often than the latter.

Anneke Olson, graduate student in human development and family studies, and her adviser, Chad Shenk, professor of human development and family studies and of pediatrics, led research demonstrating abuse and neglect during childhood lead to both problematic internalizing behaviors — including depression and worry — and externalizing behaviors — including delinquency and noncompliance with parents. The study was published on May 14 in Pediatrics.

Read more here.

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