It is well-known that teen pregnancy puts girls at risk for a lifetime of poverty, but a 2002 study shows that teen mothers are also at high risk of being abused by their boyfriends or husbands in the months after their baby is born.Read More »
Violence in the Home
Child Abuse and Father Figures: Which Kind of Families Are Safest to Grow Up In?
Some studies show that children with a father surrogate living at home are more likely to be reported for maltreatment—abuse and neglect—than those with a biological father at home or, as some research shows, no father figure at all.Read More »
Linking Spouse and Child Abuse
There has been a growing interest in the relationship between spouse abuse and child abuse and a growing consensus that if a woman is abused by her husband, the children are likely to also be abused.Read More »