Research Review: Childhood Trauma and its Effects on Mothers in Home Visiting Programs

Welcome to the newest series from Prevent Child Abuse America! Each month join our Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Dr. Bart Klika, as he does a quick run-down of emerging research related to child abuse and neglect prevention. In this inaugural installment, Dr. Klika walks through some of the recent research into the effects of childhood trauma and how the lasting effects of this trauma is impacting mothers who participate in home visiting programs. Below the video you will find links to research referenced in the review.

Childhood Trauma and its Effects on Mothers in Home Visiting Programs

Referenced Research

A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of interventions designed to decrease child abuse in high-risk families – Levey et al., 2017

History of Maltreatment in Childhood and Subsequent Parenting Stress in At-Risk, First-Time Mothers: Identifying Points of Intervention During Home Visiting – Shank et al., 2017

Maternal Interpersonal Trauma and Child Social-Emotional Development: An Intergenerational Effect – Folger et al., 2017

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