Tracking the Impact of Early Abuse and Neglect
According to a new study led by Lee Raby, an assistant professor of psychology, maltreatment experienced before age 5 can have negative effects that continue to be seen nearly three decades later. “It is not a controversial statement to say abuse and neglect can have harmful consequences,” Raby said. “This study adds to that by showing that these effects are long term and don’t weaken with time. They persist from childhood across adolescence and into adulthood.” Keep reading.