Exposure to violence among substance-dependent pregnant women and their children.

  title={Exposure to violence among substance-dependent pregnant women and their children.},
  author={Martha L. Velez and Iv{\'a}n D Montoya and Lauren M. Jansson and Vickie Walters and Dace S Svikis and Hendr{\'e}e E Jones and Howard D. Chilcoat and Jacquelyn Campbell},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  volume={30 1},
This study examined the prevalence of exposure to violence among drug-dependent pregnant women attending a multidisciplinary perinatal substance abuse treatment program. Participants (N = 715) completed the Violence Exposure Questionnaire within 7 days after their admission to the program. Their rates of lifetime abuse ranged from 72.7% for physical abuse to 71.3% for emotional abuse to 44.5% for sexual abuse. Their rates of abuse remained high during their current pregnancy, ranging from 40.9… CONTINUE READING

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