Predicting child maltreatment in the first 4 years of life from characteristics assessed in the neonatal period.

@article{Kotch1999PredictingCM,
  title={Predicting child maltreatment in the first 4 years of life from characteristics assessed in the neonatal period.},
  author={Jonathan B. Kotch and Dorothy C. Howze Browne and Vincent Dufort and Jean E Winsor},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  year={1999},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={305-19}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the significance of neonatal risk factors from the individual, family, social, and parenting behavior domains of the ecological model of child maltreatment in predicting maltreatment reports in the first 4 years of life, and to examine the extent to which the interactions of life event stress and social support modify those risk factors. METHOD Mothers of 708 predominantly at-risk infants were interviewed in their homes soon after their infants' discharge from the… CONTINUE READING

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