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Presented at the 20th Annual Research Conference
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Session Number: 2000 Room: Salon E & F
Presenting: Svetlana Yampolskaya; Paul Greenbaum
All Authors for this paper: Svetlana Yampolskaya; Paul Greenbaum
Presentation Type: poster presentation
Synopsis: Understanding substantiated maltreatment and severity is essential for preventing further maltreatment. This study examined dynamics of repeated maltreatments using the two-part growth curve model. Data were from the Florida Child Welfare System (N = 62,916). For the binary curve, results showed that older children had higher rates of first substantiated maltreatment and minorities had higher rates of verified maltreatments over time. For the continuous curve, younger, minority, and female children experienced greater severity during the first episode and had significant increases in severity over time. These findings suggest a pattern whereby maltreatment incidents declined over time, but severity levels increased.
Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Session Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM