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Haj-Yahia, Muhammad M.; Abdo-Kaloti, Rula – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2003
This examination of exposure of Palestinian adolescents to family violence found alarming rates of witnessing interparental and experiencing parent-to-child aggression and violence. Rates correlated with parents' levels of education, place of residence, family size, religious affiliation, family income, and housing conditions, as well as with…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aggression, Child Abuse, Demography
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Thrane, Lisa E.; Hoyt, Danny R.; Whitbeck, Les B.; Yoder, Kevin A. – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2006
Problem: Various demographic and familial risk factors have been linked to runaway behavior. To date, there has not been a systematic investigation of the impact of size of community on runaway behavior. This study will compare runaways from smaller cities and rural areas to their urban counterparts. Methods: A convenience sample of 602…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Runaways, Victims of Crime, Child Neglect
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Hershkowitz, Irit – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2011
Objectives: A commonly cited risk factor for sexually intrusive behavior (SIB) among children and adolescents is a history of abuse. Based on a large and non-clinical nationwide sample of children who were investigated as abuse victims and suspects of SIBs in Israel over a decade, the present study examines the rate of abuse history among child…
Descriptors: Siblings, Child Abuse, Family Characteristics, Risk
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Hetzel-Riggin, Melanie D.; Brausch, Amy M.; Montgomery, Brad S. – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2007
Objective: The purpose of the current study was to investigate the independent effects of different treatment elements on a number of secondary problems related to childhood and adolescent sexual abuse, as well as investigate a number of different moderators of treatment effectiveness. Method: Twenty-eight studies that provided treatment outcome…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Psychology, Behavior Problems, Adolescents