ERIC Number: EJ886178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
The Developmental Impact of Child Abuse on Adulthood: Implications for Counselors
Sikes, April; Hays, Danica G.
ADULTSPAN Journal, v9 n1 p26-35 Spr 2010
Many adults are exposed to maltreatment during their childhood. As a result, they may experience long-term negative outcomes in a range of developmental areas. The purpose of this article was to examine the social, physical, and mental health consequences of child abuse in adulthood. Implications for counseling practice are provided.
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Development, Adults, Social Development, Physical Development, Mental Health, Counseling, Substance Abuse, Crime, Violence, Sexuality, At Risk Persons, Eating Disorders, Depression (Psychology), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Suicide, Coping, Emotional Response
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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