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ERIC Number: ED379554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 40
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Collective Definition of Practices Causing Dysfunction in Children.
Niehoff, Michael A.
The development of psychopathology stems, in large measure, from antecedent childhood stresses of maltreatment. This paper creates a list of factors that have been shown to lead to dysfunctional behavior. Such a list could be a valuable resource in the prevention and treatment of psychopathological behavior. A comprehensive cross-section of published literature on the topic was reviewed to determine the level of agreement of authorities on non-biological risk factors. The review showed that there is reasonable agreement on practices that tend to induce dysfunction. Sixteen of the more common hazards to children's development are presented here. Professional and public awareness of these chronic factors can be used to further the prevention of conditions known to place children at-risk for development of psychopathology. (Contains 103 references.) (Author/RJM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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