Household Food Insecurity and Parent-to-Child Aggression.

Published on May 1, 2019in Child Maltreatment
· DOI :10.1177/1077559518819141
Jesse J. Helton11
Estimated H-index: 11
(SLU: Saint Louis University),
Dylan B. Jackson14
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(UTSA: University of Texas at San Antonio)
+ 1 AuthorsMichael G. Vaughn73
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(SLU: Saint Louis University)
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Abstract
Nearly 13 million children in the United States live in households struggling with food insecurity. Although biosocial theories suggest a strong link between the lack of food and child maltreatment...
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