2. The Nonverbal Decoding Ability of Children Exposed to Family Violence or Maltreatment: Prospective Evidence from a British Cohort. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 31(3), 169-184. This study outlined how the exposure of children to family violence and maltreatment in the first four years of age can influence a child’s expression of fear and other related psychological issues.
3. Adapting minds: evolutionary psychology and the persistent quest for human nature. MIT Press: New York. This book presents a philosophical analysis of evolutionary psychology and discusses some of the most important works in this field.
4. Ethics and Adoption Indeed. These are some of the notes from the Evan B Donaldson Symposium on Ethics and Adoption and basically discuss some of the work presented by the participants in that symposium.
5. Factors associated with an increased impact of child sexual abuse. This study dealt with the factors in assessing the impact of sexual abuse on children. Results indicated that there are variable results indicating the different degrees of the variability of the results.
6. Preventing child abuse and neglect: programmatic interventions. This study provides an insight into how the prevention efforts at altering such behaviors can contribute towards the overall risk to the children and the families. This study further discusses what we know about the efficacy and efficiency of such efforts and what some of the problems being faced are.
7. This study provides empirical evidence of child abuse taking place within the daycare facilities with children under the age of 7 years. This article, therefore, defines the nature of the problem, the effectiveness of the different investigation methods as well as the impact of such incidences on the community as a whole.
8. Recall of Childhood Neglect and Physical Abuse as Differential predictors of Current Psychologically Functioning. This study attempts to bridge the gaps between the neglect and physical abuse on the psychological functioning of the children. By examining the sample of 236 male and 276 female undergraduate students, this study therefore empirically concluded that there is a strong relationship between physical abuse and psychological functioning.
9. The risk of abusive violence among children with nongenetic caretakers. Family Relations, 78-83. By using a sample of more than 6000 participants, this study attempted to understand whether the non-genetic caretakers use more violence than the genetic caretakers.
10. The federal response to child abuse and neglect. The American psychologist, 55(9), 1050. This study outlines some of the efforts of the administration on children and families in improving the lives of the maltreated children.
11. Pre-adoption stress and its association with child behavior in domestic special needs and international adoptions. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 27(1-2), 181-197. This study focused on the cross-sectional data analysis of the adopted children from the US and Romania. The major findings of this study include the recommendations for families to understand how negative experiences in early childhood can affect child behavior.
12. Informal Adoption among Black Families. This is the study on the informal adaptation patterns of children in Black American families and outlined how different factors contribute to such patterns.
13. Analyzing, Interpreting, and Reporting Basic Research results. Free Management Library. This article, published on the internet describes how to approach the research professionally and from an academic point of view.
14. Preadoptive child sexual abuse as a predictor of moves in care, adoption disruptions, and inconsistent adoptive parent commitment. This study actually attempts to reinforce a small body of research that the CSA complicates further the child adaptation process.
15. The child-abusing parent: A psychological review. Child Abuse: A Multidisciplinary Survey, 14.
16. This study examines whether the earlier history of neglect and maltreatment in infancy has any influence over the competence of the children when they reach adolescence. This study further assesses the impact of such on the social interaction of children as well as their performance in the extracurricular activities.
17. The ophthalmologist's role in diagnosing child abuse. This study discusses the role of ophthalmologists in diagnosing early child abuse and as such provides certain recommendations as to how such violations can be decreased.
18. Substitute Care Providers: Helping Abused and Neglected Children. DIANE publishing Chicago This study provides insight into the development of abuse and drug exposure in children and how to recognize different physical indicators to diagnose such a state of children.
19. Household composition and the risk of child abuse and neglect. Journal of Biosocial Science, 12(03), 333-340 This study attempted to assess how the different factors such as family composition, income, age of the victim as well as household consumption can result in child abuse.
20. Guilford Press: New Jersey This book attempts to explain as to how the children and their self-perception about themselves define their relationship with others. This book therefore also provides information about the self-development of children which takes place over the period of time.
Texas Adoption Research Project.
http://cehd.umn. edu/FSoS/assets/pdf/ResearchDiscovery/Procedures_Measures2.pdf this study basically attempt to measure the validity of the different hypothesis