Child Maltreatment: Effects on Development and Learning

The number of young children who have suffered from maltreatment has risen in recent years. This paper describes the negative neurological, psychological, and cognitive effects from this maltreatment. Interventions that can prevent abuse and neglect and promote resilience in the child victims are examined and discussed. The paper concludes that concerned citizens need to advocate for preventive efforts that promote resilience in the child victims

Publication Date

June 2005

Publication Name

Issues in Early Childhood Education: Curriculum, Teacher Education, & Dissemination of Information. Proceedings of the Lilian Katz Symposium (Champaign, IL, November 5-7, 2000).

Violence type

Barbara Lowenthal