Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Maternal Childhood Sexual Trauma and Early Parenting: Prenatal and Postnatal Associations

Authors
B. J. Zvara (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
S. Meltzer-Brody (he University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
W. R. Mills-Koonce (he University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
M. Cox (he University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
The Family Life Project Key Investigators*


Paper Highlights:-

  • Using propensity-matched controls, this study examines prenatal psychosocial distress, postnatal depressive symptomatology and parenting  of women reporting childhood sexual trauma
  • Childhood sexual trauma is related to greater prenatal psychosocial distress which is related to less sensitive parenting through postnatal depression.
  • These results highlight the importance of screening for childhood sexual trauma  and psychosocial distress and depression prenatally


Author keywords: childhood sexual trauma, sensitve parenting, prenatal distress, postnatal depression, propensity matched design


Link to article
DOI: 10.1002/icd.1991


The Family Life Project (FLP) Key Investigators include Lynne Vernon Feagans, The University of North Carolina; Martha Cox, The University of North Carolina; Clancy Blair, New York University; Peg Burchinal, The University of North Carolina; Linda Burton, Duke University; Keith Crnic, The Arizona State University; Ann Crouter, The Pennsylvania State University; Patricia Garrett-Peters, The University of North Carolina; Mark Greenberg, The Pennsylvania State University; Stephanie Lanza, The Pennsylvania State University; Roger Mills-Koonce, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Emily Werner, The Pennsylvania State University; and Michael Willoughby, The University of North Carolina

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