ERIC Number: EJ614666
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
The Prevalence of Disabilities and Maltreatment among Runaway Children.
Sullivan, Patricia M.; Knutson, John F.
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v24 n10 p1275-88 Oct 2000
Descriptive information was analyzed for maltreated and nonmaltreated runaways from hospital (N=39,352, 255 runaways) and school (N=40,211, 562 runaways) populations. Children and youth with disabilities (especially those with behavior disorders, mental retardation, and communication disorders) were at increased risk to become runaways in both populations. Maltreatment significantly increased the association between running away and disability status. (Contains references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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