Child abuse and accidents in black families: a controlled comparative study

Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1983 Oct;53(4):645-53. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.1983.tb03408.x.


Families of child abuse and accident victims were evaluated in a study of 402 families with children up to four years of age. Children were matched on a one-to-one basis with a control according to race, socioeconomic status, and age. Socioeconomic factors that play a significant role in imposing undue stress upon many families are identified, and implications for prevention and for practice are offered.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Accident Prevention*
  • Black or African American*
  • Child Abuse / prevention & control*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Social Isolation
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • United States