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How does child abuse history influence parenting of the next generation

Published on Jan 1, 2015in Psychology of Violence2.774
· DOI :10.1037/a0036080
Miriam K. Ehrensaft19
Estimated H-index: 19
(John Jay College of Criminal Justice),
Heather M. Knous-Westfall4
Estimated H-index: 4
(John Jay College of Criminal Justice)
+ 1 AuthorsHenian Chen29
Estimated H-index: 29
(USF: University of South Florida)
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