Youth with Problematic Sexualized Behaviors in the Child Welfare System: A One-Year Longitudinal Study

@article{Friedrich2005YouthWP,
  title={Youth with Problematic Sexualized Behaviors in the Child Welfare System: A One-Year Longitudinal Study},
  author={William N. Friedrich and Amy J. L. Baker and Rob Parker and Mel Schneiderman and Len Gries and Marc Archer},
  journal={Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment},
  year={2005},
  volume={17},
  pages={391-406}
}
This study assessed continuity of problematic sexualized behaviors (PSB) over a 1-year period. Ninety-seven 10–12-year-olds in either foster boarding homes or a residential treatment center participated at Time 1. Twelve months later, 78 youth were available for a second data collection assessment. At both data collection phases, researchers interviewed foster parents or primary therapists about the youths' sexual behavior. Findings revealed significant continuity in PSB over time, with… CONTINUE READING

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