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Barahal Robert M Jill Waterman and Harold P Martin The Socio Cognitive Development of Abused Children Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 494 1981 508-516 PrintThe article compares the socio-cognitive abilities of abused children to controls both of mean age 6 months to 7 years The study outcome shows the abused children having poor social-cognitive attributes that however were not linked to their respective IQHowever the research article does not specify the kind of abuse the study participants experienced thus it may not support the fact that there might be a relation between the type of abuse and the socio-cognitive outcome in a child Nevertheless it is a useful source of evidence towards relating child abuse to cognitive impairmentChild Welfare Information Gateway Long-term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect Washington DC US Department of Health and Human Services Childrens Bureau 2013 PrintThe article is about the factors affecting the consequences of child abuse and neglect In addition the various types of consequences are explained These include physical health psychological behavioral and societal consequences It is a credible source of child abuse information as the author is an affiliate of the US department of Health and Human Resource The content in the article is well supported by the cited sources The article also appreciates the fact that even under similar conditions of neglect or abuse some children are resilient enough and emerge unscathed Children factors conferring this resilience is an avenue for new research Child Welfare Information Gateway Understanding the Effects of Maltreatment on Brain Development Washington DC US Department of Health and Human Services Childrens Bureau PrintThe article explains how the brain develops from childhood through adolescence to adulthood The effects of child maltreatment on the development of the brain and the resulting long-term effects are also explainedThe childhood stepwise development of neurons and synapses is very sensitive to environmental influences and interactions of the child with other personalities This is why maltreatment has a
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