Violence and delinquency, early onset drug use, and psychopathology in drug-exposed youth at 11 years

Linda L. LaGasse, Jane Hammond, Jing Liu, Barry M. Lester, Seetha Shankaran, Henrietta Bada, Charles Bauer, Rosemary Higgins, Abhik Das

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Abstract

In this first study of violence and resilience in 517 youth exposed to cocaine and other drugs during pregnancy,we identified specific links between four types of violence and delinquency, drug use, and psychopathology in early adolescence. Further, positive and interpersonal attributes promoted resilience in the face of exposure to violence and other risks. This study provides new evidence for the impact of violence as well as resilience against disruptive forms of psychopathology and behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResilience in Children
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Inc.
Pages313-318
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1573316431, 9781573316439
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2006

Publication series

NameAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume1094
ISSN (Print)0077-8923
ISSN (Electronic)1749-6632

Keywords

  • Cocaine
  • Delinquency
  • Early drug use
  • Preadolescence
  • Prenatal drug exposure
  • Psychopathology
  • Resilience
  • Violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    LaGasse, L. L., Hammond, J., Liu, J., Lester, B. M., Shankaran, S., Bada, H., Bauer, C., Higgins, R., & Das, A. (2006). Violence and delinquency, early onset drug use, and psychopathology in drug-exposed youth at 11 years. In Resilience in Children (pp. 313-318). (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences; Vol. 1094). Blackwell Publishing Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1196/annals.1376.041