Evaluation of Family Preservation and Reunification Programs: Final Report - Volume Two. 4.2.3 Caretaker Abuse or Neglect as a Child


When asked two separate questions about whether they had been abused or neglected as a child, 32 percent of the respondents reported having been abused and 23 percent neglected. Eighteen percent responded affirmatively to both questions, and overall, 37 percent of the caretakers reported having either been abused, neglected, or both as a child. Thirteen percent of caretakers had been in a foster home or institution. Experimental and control groups did not differ significantly with respect to these previous experiences. (58)

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