ERIC Number: ED279408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Child Abuse on the Cognitive, Emotional, and Social Development of Children.
This document provides an annotated bibliography of 24 empirical studies of child abuse and a summary of the findings. Annotations are organized in three sections covering effects of child abuse on children's cognitive, emotional, and social development. A 5-page summary of research findings generally indicated that abused children possessed serious deficits in comparison to their nonabused peers. Deficits were related to cognitive, emotional, and social development. Abused children tended to be intellectually disadvantaged as measured by in- telligence tests, academic achievement, and readiness to learn. They were characterized by extremely low self-concepts, emotional maladjustment, and an inability to interact positively with their peers and teachers. Abused children also exhibited behavior problems, such as restlessness, hyperactivity, antisocial and delinquent behaviors. (Recommendations for child protective interventions by educators are listed.) (RH)
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Note: Exit Project, Indiana University at South Bend.