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Childhood neglect linked to housing, financial, and food insecurity

As well as violent arrests later in life


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Experiences of childhood neglect are associated with housing, financial and food insecurities, and violent arrests in later life, in U.S. study.


Article Title: The roles of housing, financial, and food insecurities in understanding the relationship between childhood neglect and violence in adulthood

Funding: This research was supported in part by grants (PI: Widom) from the National Institute of Justice (86-IJ-CX-0033, 89-IJ-CX-0007, and 2011-WG-BX-0013), National Institute of Mental Health (MH49467 and MH58386), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development (HD40774 and HD072581), National Institute on Drug Abuse (DA17842 and DA10060), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (AA09238 and AA11108), National Institute on Aging (AG058683), and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Points of view are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the United States Department of Justice. The funders had no role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of this manuscript.

Competing Interests: No. The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

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