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ERIC Number: EJ771070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4021
An Exploratory Study of Drug-Exposed Infants: Case Substantiation and Subsequent Child Maltreatment
Sun, An-Pyng; Freese, Margaret P.; Fitzgerald, Mark
Child Welfare, v86 n3 p33-50 May-Jun 2007
This study explores factors related to drug-exposed infants' case substantiation and subsequent child maltreatment. Child protective services computerized administrative data (from January 1998 to October 2001) were obtained from an urban Nevada county. The data included 457 drug-exposed infant cases. Chi-square, t-test, one-way ANOVA, and logistic regression were used to analyze the data. Results indicate that: (1) drug-exposed infant case substantiation was related to type of drug exposure and the unit to which the case was assigned, but not to the mother's ethnicity; and (2) subsequent maltreatment among drug-exposed infants was related to the mother's age and prior parental alcohol abuse, but not to the type of drug exposure, nor to the initial drug-exposed infant status of case substantiation. Implications for child welfare practice and research are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nevada