• April 2004
  • Vol. 5, No. 3

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Focus on Adolescent Maltreatment

Abuse research often does not differentiate child abuse from adolescent abuse; therefore, the developmental impact of abuse at different ages is not always considered. The Prevention Researcher, which serves as an intermediary between researchers and service professionals in the field of abuse and neglect, specifically addresses the topic of adolescent maltreatment in its February 2004 issue. Noting that 25 percent of abuse cases in 2001 involved youths 12 to 17 years old, the six articles in this issue focus on research involving the effects of abuse and neglect that takes place during adolescence, rather than during childhood. The articles are:

  • "Adolescent Maltreatment: An Overview of the Research" (C. Kimball & J. Golding)
  • "Adolescent Maltreatment and Its Impact: Timing Matters" (C.A. Smith, T.P. Thornberry, & T.O. Ireland)
  • "Maltreatment and Victimization in Homeless Adolescents: Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire" (A.M. Cauce, K.A. Tyler, & L.B. Whitbeck)
  • "The Female Detention Project: The Typical Girl in Detention in Philadelphia" (S. Simkins & S. Katz)
  • "Teachers' Awareness of Maltreatment" (N.D. Reyome & W. Gaeddert)
  • "Assisting the Abused Adolescent: An Interview With Dr. Deanna Pledge"

To view the articles, visit http://www.tpronline.org/issue.cfm/Adolescent_Maltreatment.

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