Medicine & Health Sciences

The Societal Burden of Child Abuse
Long-Term Mental Health and Behavioral Consequences

Editor: Lisa Albers Prock, MD, MPH

The Societal Burden of Child Abuse

Published. Available now.
Pub Date: July 2015
Hardback Price: $139.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771882446
E-Book ISBN: 9781771882460
Pages: 366 pp w/ index
Binding Type: hardback

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

Research into the effects of child abuse has experienced an explosion over the last few decades, resulting in a far more wide-ranging understanding of this grave societal problem. This compendium volume collects some of the most recent research and organizes it within three categories: societal effects, effects on health (including mental health) behaviors, and epigenetic effects. Specific topics include the associations between childhood abuse and the following factors:

• juvenile sexual offending
• juvenile delinquency
• adult aggression
• cognitive development
• adult smoking
• sleep patterns
• suicidal behaviors
• psychopathology
• epigenomic mechanisms

Edited by a Harvard developmental behavioral pediatrician, this important compendium offers state-of-the-art knowledge to professionals and graduate students in the helping fields. The articles collected here provide researchers with foundations for further investigations, while they give active professionals greater power in the fight against child abuse.

Overview of the Topic
1. Lessons Learned from Child Sexual Abuse Research: Prevalence, Outcomes, and Preventive Strategies
Delphine Collin-Vézina, Isabelle Daigneault, and Martine Hébert

Part I: The Societal Effects of Early Trauma
2. A Prevalence-Based Approach to Societal Costs Occurring in Consequence of Child Abuse and Neglect
Susanne Habetha, Sabrina Bleich, Jörg Weidenhammer, and Jörg M. Fegert
3. Associations Between Trauma History and Juvenile Sexual Offending
Laura E. W. Leenarts, Larkin S. McReynolds, Robert R. J. M. Vermeiren, Theo A. H. Doreleijers, and Gail A. Wasserman
4. Children’s Exposure to Violence and the Intersection Between Delinquency and Victimization
Carlos A. Cuevas, David Finkelhor, Anne Shattuck, Heather Turner, and Sherry Hamby
5. Early Trauma and Increased Risk for Physical Aggression During Adulthood: The Moderating Role of MAOA Genotype
Giovanni Frazzetto, Giorgio Di Lorenzo, Valeria Carola, Luca Proietti, Ewa Sokolowska, Alberto Siracusano, Cornelius Gross, and Alfonso Troisi

Part II: Effects of Early Trauma on Mental Health and Health Behaviors
6. Lessons Learned from Child Sexual Abuse Research: Prevalence, Outcomes, and Preventive Strategies
Delphine Collin-Vézina, Isabelle Daigneault, and Martine Hébert
7. Interpersonal Trauma Exposure and Cognitive Development in Children to Age 8 Years: A Longitudinal Study
Michelle Bosquet Enlow, Byron Egeland, Emily A. Blood, Robert O. Wright, and Rosalind J. Wright
8. Adverse Childhood Experiences: Retrospective Study to Determine Their Impact on Adult Health Behaviours and Health Outcomes in a UK Population
Mark A. Bellis, Helen Lowey, Nicola Leckenby, Karen Hughes, and Dominic Harrison
9. Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adult Smoking, Nebraska, 2011
Kristin Yeoman, Thomas Safranek, Bryan Buss, Betsy L. Cadwell, and David Mannino
10. The Mediating Sex-Specific Effect of Psychological Distress on the Relationship Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Current Smoking Among Adults
Tara W. Strine, Valerie J. Edwards, Shanta R. Dube, Morton Wagenfeld, Satvinder Dhingra, Angela Witt Prehn, Sandra Rasmussen, Lela McKnight-Eily, and Janet B. Croft
11. Adverse Childhood Experiences and Frequent Insufficient Sleep in 5 U.S. States, 2009: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Daniel P. Chapman, Yong Liu, Letitia R. Presley-Cantrell, Valerie J. Edwards, Anne G. Wheaton, Geraldine S. Perry, and Janet B. Croft
12. Suicidal Behaviors among Adolescents in Juvenile Detention: Role of Adverse Life Experiences
Madhav P. Bhatta, Eric Jefferis, Angela Kavadas, Sonia A. Alemagno, and Peggy Shaffer-King

Part III: Early Trauma and Epigenetics
13. The Link Between Child Abuse and Psychopathology: A Review of Neurobiological and Genetic Research
Eamon McCrory, Stephane A. De Brito, Essi Viding
14. Childhood Abuse is Associated with Methylation of Multiple Loci in Adult DNA
Matthew Suderman, Nada Borghol, Jane J. Pappas, Snehal M. Pinto Pereira, Marcus Pembrey, Clyde Hertzman, Chris Power, and Moshe Szyf
15. Epigenomic Mechanisms of Early Adversity and HPA Dysfunction: Considerations for PTSD Research
Patrick O. McGowan
16. Increased Frequency of Micronuclei in Adults with a History of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Discordant Monozygotic Twin Study
Timothy P. York, Jenni Brumelle, Jane Juusola, Kenneth S. Kendler, Lindon J. Eaves, Ananda B. Amstadter, Steven H. Aggen, Kimberly H. Jones, Andrea Ferreira-Gonzalez, and Colleen Jackson-Cook
17. Increased Methylation of Glucocorticoid Receptor Gene (NR3C1) in Adults with a History of Childhood Maltreatment: A Link with the Severity and Type of Trauma
N. Perroud, A. Paoloni-Giacobino, P. Prada, E. Olié, A. Salzmann, R. Nicastro, S. Guillaume, D. Mouthon, C. Stouder, K. Dieben, P. Huguelet, P. Courtet, and A. Malafosse
18. Lessons Learned from Child Sexual Abuse Research: Prevalence, Outcomes, and Preventive Strategies
Delphine Collin-Vézina, Isabelle Daigneault, and Martine Hébert

About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: Lisa Albers Prock, MD, MPH
Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician, Boston Children’s Hospital; Director, Developmental Behavioral Pediatric Services, Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts USA

Dr. Lisa Prock is a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician at Children’s Hospital (Boston) and Harvard Medical School. She attended college at the University of Chicago, medical school at Columbia University, and received a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Board Certified in General Pediatrics and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, she currently is Clinical Director of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Consultant to the Walker School, a residential school serving children in foster care. Dr. Prock has combined her clinical interests in child development and international health with advocacy for children in medical, residential, and educational settings since 1991. She has worked in Cambodia teaching pediatrics and studying tuberculosis epidemiology; and in Eastern Europe visiting children with severe neurodevelopmental challenges in orphanages. She has co-authored numerous original publications and articles for families. She is a also nonprofit board member for organizations and has received numerous local and national awards for her work with children and families.

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