Latent profiles and trajectories of family functioning: a risk and resilience approach to child maltreatment prevention and promotion of early achievement
Child maltreatment and being unready to learn at kindergarten entry are two societal problems that are associated with children's later development. Children are at highest risk for maltreatment during the first four years of life; importantly, this is the same period in which children gain cognitive and social skills critical for early achievement. Despite progress, rates of maltreatment remain high and costly to treat, and economic and ethnic disparities in early achievement persist. Grounded in ecological theory, this dissertation explored trajectories and classes of family functioning across ...
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