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Maternal experiences of childhood abuse and intimate partner violence: Psychopathology and functional impairment in clinical children and adolescents.
Child Abuse Negl. 2011 Sep; 35(9):700-11.CA

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

The current study examined the independent effects of mothers' childhood abuse (CA) and intimate partner violence (IPV) on psychopathology and functional impairment in children; and the potential moderating and mediating role of individual and family factors in these relationships. Additionally, this study explored the potential cumulative effects of both maternal CA and IPV on children's outcomes.

METHOD

The sample included 547 Spanish children and adolescents aged between 8 and 17 years, and their parents, who had accessed mental health services. The assessment was based on structured interviews with the children and their parents. Statistical analyses were carried out through hierarchical multiple, negative-binomial and logistic regressions, and Structural Equation Models.

RESULTS

Children whose mothers experienced CA and those whose mothers suffered physical IPV showed increased DSM-IV disruptive disorders and externalizing behavior problems, respectively. Children who directly observed physical IPV and also suffered physical punishment by parents showed increased internalizing problems. IPV had effects, either direct or indirect by physical punishment, on children's externalizing problems. Cumulative effect analyses indicated that the prevalence of disruptive disorders was highest in children whose mothers had suffered both CA and IPV.

CONCLUSION

Spanish children whose mothers have suffered CA, IPV or both, are at high risk of serious conduct problems, whereas children exposed to IPV and who were also physically abused are at greater risk of internalizing problems. Physical punishment of children contributes in part to explain externalizing problems of IPV-exposed children. These findings indicate potential targets of assessment and intervention for families seeking help in mental health services.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Unit of Epidemiology and Diagnosis in Developmental Psychopathology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21903266

Citation

Miranda, Jenniffer K., et al. "Maternal Experiences of Childhood Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence: Psychopathology and Functional Impairment in Clinical Children and Adolescents." Child Abuse & Neglect, vol. 35, no. 9, 2011, pp. 700-11.
Miranda JK, de la Osa N, Granero R, et al. Maternal experiences of childhood abuse and intimate partner violence: Psychopathology and functional impairment in clinical children and adolescents. Child Abuse Negl. 2011;35(9):700-11.
Miranda, J. K., de la Osa, N., Granero, R., & Ezpeleta, L. (2011). Maternal experiences of childhood abuse and intimate partner violence: Psychopathology and functional impairment in clinical children and adolescents. Child Abuse & Neglect, 35(9), 700-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2011.05.008
Miranda JK, et al. Maternal Experiences of Childhood Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence: Psychopathology and Functional Impairment in Clinical Children and Adolescents. Child Abuse Negl. 2011;35(9):700-11. PubMed PMID: 21903266.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Maternal experiences of childhood abuse and intimate partner violence: Psychopathology and functional impairment in clinical children and adolescents. AU - Miranda,Jenniffer K, AU - de la Osa,Nuria, AU - Granero,Roser, AU - Ezpeleta,Lourdes, Y1 - 2011/09/07/ PY - 2009/08/06/received PY - 2011/04/28/revised PY - 2011/05/03/accepted PY - 2011/9/10/entrez PY - 2011/9/10/pubmed PY - 2012/2/1/medline SP - 700 EP - 11 JF - Child abuse & neglect JO - Child Abuse Negl VL - 35 IS - 9 N2 - OBJECTIVES: The current study examined the independent effects of mothers' childhood abuse (CA) and intimate partner violence (IPV) on psychopathology and functional impairment in children; and the potential moderating and mediating role of individual and family factors in these relationships. Additionally, this study explored the potential cumulative effects of both maternal CA and IPV on children's outcomes. METHOD: The sample included 547 Spanish children and adolescents aged between 8 and 17 years, and their parents, who had accessed mental health services. The assessment was based on structured interviews with the children and their parents. Statistical analyses were carried out through hierarchical multiple, negative-binomial and logistic regressions, and Structural Equation Models. RESULTS: Children whose mothers experienced CA and those whose mothers suffered physical IPV showed increased DSM-IV disruptive disorders and externalizing behavior problems, respectively. Children who directly observed physical IPV and also suffered physical punishment by parents showed increased internalizing problems. IPV had effects, either direct or indirect by physical punishment, on children's externalizing problems. Cumulative effect analyses indicated that the prevalence of disruptive disorders was highest in children whose mothers had suffered both CA and IPV. CONCLUSION: Spanish children whose mothers have suffered CA, IPV or both, are at high risk of serious conduct problems, whereas children exposed to IPV and who were also physically abused are at greater risk of internalizing problems. Physical punishment of children contributes in part to explain externalizing problems of IPV-exposed children. These findings indicate potential targets of assessment and intervention for families seeking help in mental health services. SN - 1873-7757 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21903266/Maternal_experiences_of_childhood_abuse_and_intimate_partner_violence:_Psychopathology_and_functional_impairment_in_clinical_children_and_adolescents_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0145-2134(11)00181-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -