Violence in families of adolescent runaways.

  title={Violence in families of adolescent runaways.},
  author={Emmanuel Farber and Christian Kinast and W D McCoard and D Falkner},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  volume={8 3},
Adolescents who run away from home frequently give many reasons for their behavior, but rarely has an examination of physical maltreatment as a precipitating factor for leaving home been carefully conducted. The Conflict Tactics Scale, a measure of how families resolve conflicts, was completed by 199 adolescents who ran away to a youth shelter. Some 78% of the adolescents self-reported significant physical violence directed toward themselves by a parent in the one year prior to their running… CONTINUE READING

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