Year: 1993 Source: JAMA, v.270, no.15, (October 20, 1993), p.1850-1856 SIEC No: 19940158

This report examines the prevalence of adolescent maltreatment (term used for cases of abuse & neglect), describes factors distinguishing adolescent victims (12-17 years old) & younger victims, & focuses on characteristics of physical & sexual abuse. Recommendations are made for screening adolescents for maltreatment, development of better services for adolescents, research on parenting to prevent maltreatment, & training of school staff to identify & refer victims of maltreatment. (61 refs.)