Pathways to Poly-Victimization

@article{Finkelhor2009PathwaysTP,
  title={Pathways to Poly-Victimization},
  author={David Finkelhor and Richard K. Ormrod and Heather A. Turner and Melissa K Holt},
  journal={Child Maltreatment},
  year={2009},
  volume={14},
  pages={316 - 329}
}
Some children, whom we have labeled poly-victims, experience very high levels of victimizations of different types. This article finds support for a conceptual model suggesting that there may be four distinct pathways to becoming such a poly-victim: (a) residing in a dangerous community, (b) living in a dangerous family, (c) having a chaotic, multiproblem family environment, or (d) having emotional problems that increase risk behavior, engender antagonism, and compromise the capacity to protect… Expand
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