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US: Research finds substance abuse varies widely in association with child abuse, neglect
Medical Xpress – October 31, 2017
Alcohol and other drug use are regularly linked to child abuse or neglect in families, but simply assuming the former causes the latter is not taking a deep enough look. A University of Kansas professor has authored a pair of studies examining how a range of parental alcohol and substance use behaviors are related to abusive and neglectful parenting behaviors and argues that a more thorough understanding can help address the associated problems to better serve families.
Also: Report: Does parental substance use always engender risk for children? Comparing incidence rate ratios of abusive and neglectful behaviors across substance use behavior patterns: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.09.015