Journal of Adolescent Health Special Issue

10th Mar, 2014

The Journal of Adolescent Health recently published a special issue on "Interrupting Child Maltreatment Across Generations Through Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships".

The issue includes four important longitudinal studies on intergenerational patterns of violence: The Environmental Risk Longitudinal Twin Study (E-Risk); the Family Transitions Project (FTP); the Lehigh Longitudinal Study; and the Rochester Youth Development Study. A meta-analytic review is also included. The issue may be useful in citing the importance of developing safe and nurturing relationships in childhood as a protection strategy against the intergenerational transmission of violence. One of the commentaries also mentions the importance of using the conceptual understanding of these relationships to adapt evidence-based programs like Triple P.

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