Children with reported histories of sexual abuse: utilizing multiple perspectives to understand clinical and psychosocial profiles

Walrath C, Ybarra M, Holden EW, Liao Q, Santiago R, Leaf P. Children with reported histories of sexual abuse: utilizing multiple perspectives to understand clinical and psychosocial profiles. Child Abuse Negl. 2003;27(5):509-24. Abstract: The current study examines multiple empirically based perspectives (i.e., child, caregiver, and clinician) of behavior and functioning as they contribute to the clinical and psychosocial profile of children (aged 5 to 17.5 years) with reported histories of sexual abuse. METHOD: A large, multi-site data set of children referred into Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services both with and without reported histories of sexual abuse, was examined. Seven hundred and fifty-nine children with a reported history of sexual abuse were compared to 2722 … [Read more...]

Female offenders referred for community-based mental health service as compared to other service-referred youth: correlates of conviction

Walrath C, Ybarra M, Wayne Holden E, Manteuffel B, Santiago R, Leaf P. Female offenders referred for community-based mental health service as compared to other service-referred youth: correlates of conviction. J Adolesc. 2003;26(1):45-61. Abstract: Data from a large federally supported national evaluation of system-of-care community mental health services were analysed to identify correlates of conviction. Female adolescents with a reported history of criminal conviction (n=88) were compared to three other service-referred youth groups: females without conviction histories (n=664), males with conviction histories (n=199), and males without conviction histories (n=1230) for possible differences in number and type of family, individual, and school-related life challenges. Multinomial … [Read more...]