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Message ID: 9093
Date: 2012-01-24

Author:katstarfqstudio.net

Subject:Re: timing of abuse

I would like to advise caution in interpreting the statistics that show teenagers as a small number of child abuse victims. Many times these cases are hidden in juvenile delinquency systems that look more at the child's behavior than the home they came from. Teenage victims of child abuse also end up on the street (homeless) and aren't reported to or accepted by child welfare systems. Although they may not be as vulnerable to certain types of abuse as infants and toddlers, I do not believe that the official statistics accurately display the problem. Katherine Barillas, Ph.D. Policy Fellow One Voice Texas On January 20, 2012 at 11:48 AM Todd McDonald wrote: Can someone point me to a figure or document that displays when maltreatment is likely to occur? it seems like it would be high in early years and then trail off in later years. I can't find one via google search. TM

I would like to advise caution in interpreting the statistics that show teenagers as a small number of child abuse victims. Many times these cases are hidden in juvenile delinquency systems that look more at the child's behavior than the home they came from. Teenage victims of child abuse also end up on the street (homeless) and aren't reported to or accepted by child welfare systems. Although they may not be as vulnerable to certain types of abuse as infants and toddlers, I do not believe that the official statistics accurately display the problem. Katherine Barillas, Ph.D. Policy Fellow One Voice Texas On January 20, 2012 at 11:48 AM Todd McDonald wrote: Can someone point me to a figure or document that displays when maltreatment is likely to occur? it seems like it would be high in early years and then trail off in later years. I can't find one via google search. TM