Early prediction of child maltreatment

Kathryn B. Sherrod, William A. Altemeier, Susan O'Connor, Peter M. Vietze

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Prediction of child maltreatment has been an elusive goal, partially because little prospective data has been available from which to generate predictive hypotheses, partially because some researchers have tended to adhere to one or another of the models of child maltreatment to the exclusion of the others, and partially because what predictive data do exist have tended to be difficult to obtain or utilize and thus have not been widely adopted. The present study was designed to predict child maltreatment using several measures which were collected prospectively, which represent the generally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-350
Number of pages16
JournalEarly Child Development and Care
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1984


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