Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, 28:273

Child Neglect and Its Association With Subsequent Juvenile Drug and Alcohol Offense

Authors

    • School of Social Work, Syracuse University College of Human Ecology
  • Jennifer Propp
    • School of Social Work, Syracuse University College of Human Ecology
  • Ellen deLara
    • School of Social Work, Syracuse University College of Human Ecology
  • Kenneth Corvo
    • School of Social Work, Syracuse University College of Human Ecology
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10560-011-0232-2

Cite this article as:
Chen, W., Propp, J., deLara, E. et al. Child Adolesc Soc Work J (2011) 28: 273. doi:10.1007/s10560-011-0232-2

Abstract

This study presents empirical findings about the association between childhood neglect and adolescents’ subsequent involvement with drug and alcohol related offense from a sample of 251 neglected children and their community matched control (N = 502) from a 17-year period longitudinal data set. Findings confirmed that neglected children were at greater risk to be arrested for later juvenile drug and alcohol offenses than non-neglected children. Being male, White and the presence of domestic violence also significantly contributed to elevated risks of being arrested for juvenile drug and alcohol violations for neglected children. Implications for practice and future research are discussed.

Keywords

Child neglectJuvenile drug and alcohol offensesGender differenceEthnic difference

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