This Viewpoint discusses how the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities developed policy recommendations in the absence of trial data, relying strongly on aggregate testimony from communities.
This randomized clinical trial of the effectiveness of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia found that the therapy decreased symptoms related to trauma and stress.
This randomized clinical trial finds that removal of children from a condition of severe neglect into a high-quality family environment supports white matter growth.
This prospective cohort study reports that the widespread belief that sexually abused children are uniquely at risk to become sex offenders was not supported by prospective empirical evidence. Berliner provides a related editorial.
Naughton and coauthors define the emotional, behavioral, and developmental features of neglect or emotional abuse in preschoolers.