Annual Research Review: Resilient functioning in maltreated children--past, present, and future perspectives.

  title={Annual Research Review: Resilient functioning in maltreated children--past, present, and future perspectives.},
  author={Dante Cicchetti},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  volume={54 4},
BACKGROUND Through a process of probabilistic epigenesis, child maltreatment progressively contributes to compromised adaptation on a variety of developmental domains central to successful adjustment. These developmental failures pose significant risk for the emergence of psychopathology across the life course. In addition to the psychological consequences of maltreatment, a growing body of research has documented the deleterious effects of abuse and neglect on biological processes. Nonetheless… CONTINUE READING
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