ERIC Number: ED159827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Summary Report on the Relationship Between Child Abuse and Neglect and Later Socially Deviant Behavior.
New York State Assembly, New York. Select Committee on Child Abuse.
A longitudinal study examined the correlation between child abuse and neglect and subsequent ungovernable or delinquent behavior in 6428 children reported to court or child protective agencies in eight N.Y. counties during either 1952-3 or 1971-2. Histories of 4465 children from the earlier study were followed through court records for later delinquency, ungovernability, abuse, or neglect; while histories of the 1963 delinquent or ungovernable children from the second group were reviewed for previous instances of child abuse or neglect. Among eleven findings were that children reported as abused, neglected, delinquent, or ungovernable come from similar families, which differ significantly from the general population; that few services were provided to abused or neglected children or their families; that previously abused delinquent children tended to be more violent; and that the placement rate for child neglect was higher than for abuse, indicating that neglect is a more intractable problem. (PHR)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Correlation, Delinquency, Delinquent Behavior, Exceptional Child Research, Family Problems, Juvenile Courts, Longitudinal Studies, Parent Child Relationship, Youth Problems
Select Committee on Child Abuse, 270 Broadway, New York, New York 10007 (Free while supply lasts)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Assembly, New York. Select Committee on Child Abuse.