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Gilbert AL, Bauer NS, Carroll AE
Child exposure to parental violence and psychological distress associated with delayed milestones.
The researchers examined the association between parental report of intimate partner violence (IPV) and parental psychological distress (PPD) with child attainment of developmental milestones. They found that parental report of both IPV and PPD during the first 72 months of a child’s life is significantly associated with developmental milestone failure across all 4 developmental domains and within the domains of language, personal-social, and gross motor development.
AHRQ-funded; HS017939; HS018453.
Citation: Gilbert AL, Bauer NS, Carroll AE . Child exposure to parental violence and psychological distress associated with delayed milestones. Pediatrics 2013 Dec;132(6):e1577-83. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-1020..
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Domestic Violence, Family Health and History, Depression, Anxiety, Behavioral Health