Using Bayesian space-time models to understand the substance use environment and risk for being referred to child protective services.

@article{Freisthler2008UsingBS,
  title={Using Bayesian space-time models to understand the substance use environment and risk for being referred to child protective services.},
  author={Bridget Freisthler and Robert E. Weiss},
  journal={Substance use & misuse},
  year={2008},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={239-51}
}
Parental substance misuse has often been cited as a cause of children being referred for investigation of child abuse and neglect. Research on how the substance use environment might affect this relationship is still in its infancy with primarily only cross-sectional studies finding a positive relationship of alcohol outlet density at the level of neighborhoods and alcohol prices at level of states and maltreatment. A longitudinal study shows that increasing female drug-related arrests are… CONTINUE READING

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