Failure-to-thrive, maltreatment and the behavior and development of 6-year-old children from low-income, urban families: a cumulative risk model.

@article{Kerr2000FailuretothriveMA,
  title={Failure-to-thrive, maltreatment and the behavior and development of 6-year-old children from low-income, urban families: a cumulative risk model.},
  author={Mia A. Kerr and M M Black and Ambika Krishnakumar},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  year={2000},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={587-98}
}
OBJECTIVE A cumulative risk model was used to examine the relationship among failure-to-thrive (FTT), maltreatment, and four aspects of children's development: cognitive performance (standardized testing), adaptive functioning at school, and classroom behavior (teacher report), and behavior at home (maternal report). METHOD The sample included 193 6-year-old children and their families, recruited from pediatric clinics serving inner-city, low-income, primarily African-American families, who… CONTINUE READING

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