Skip to main content

Profiles of Adaptation Among Child Victims of Suspected Maltreatment

10Citations
Citations of this article
54Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
Get full text

Abstract

This research seeks to identify profiles of adaptation among child victims of suspected maltreatment using a social-ecological framework. Data were drawn from the LONGSCAN multisite longitudinal study. Participants were 597 12-year-old children of diverse backgrounds (57% girls) with at least one Child Protective Services report of suspected maltreatment (M = 3.4 reports). Self-, caregiver-, and teacher-reports were collected to assess child competence, psychological and behavioral problems, and family and neighborhood characteristics. Latent Profile Analysis was used to classify individuals into empirically derived groups. The best-fitting model yielded five distinct profiles: consistent resilience; consistent maladaptation; posttraumatic stress problems; school maladaptation, family protection; and low socialization skills. Findings underscore the heterogeneity of child adaptation and reveal unique profiles of adaptation and contextual protection. Within-person variation in functioning suggests the need for comprehensive assessment across domains and contexts to address the clinical needs of maltreated youth.

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Martinez-Torteya, C., Miller-Graff, L. E., Howell, K. H., & Figge, C. (2017). Profiles of Adaptation Among Child Victims of Suspected Maltreatment. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 46(6), 840–847. https://doi.org/10.1080/15374416.2015.1072822

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free