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Child and family factors associated with teacher-reported behavior problems in young children of substance abusers
Article first published online: 30 OCT 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Child and Adolescent Mental Health. © 2012 Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Volume 18, Issue 4, pages 218–224, November 2013
How to Cite
Conners-Burrow, N. A., Kyzer, A., Pemberton, J., McKelvey, L., Whiteside-Mansell, L. and Fulmer, J. (2013), Child and family factors associated with teacher-reported behavior problems in young children of substance abusers. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 18: 218–224. doi: 10.1111/camh.12010
- Issue published online: 11 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 30 OCT 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 AUG 2012
- Externalizing problems;
- substance abuse;
- teacher-reported behavior
We examined child and family factors associated with teacher-reported behavior problems in 79 children of substance abusers (COSAs).
Using regression models, we examined the impact of four family risk factors, cumulatively and individually, on children's behavior and explored children's engagement of adults as a protective factor.
More than half (55%) of children had clinically elevated behavior problems. Cumulative family risks were associated with increased problems, whereas the presence of a father in the home and the child's ability to engage adults were protective.
These findings may help explain the variation in behavioral outcomes of COSAs.