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Maltreatment in Daycare Settings: A Review of Empirical Studies in the Field

Show simple item record Talmon, A., Ditzer, J., Talmon, A., & Tsur, N. 2023-03-14T18:15:42Z 2023-03-14T18:15:42Z 2023
dc.identifier.citation Talmon, A., Ditzer, J., Talmon, A., & Tsur, N. (2023). Maltreatment in Daycare Settings: A Review of Empirical Studies in the Field. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 15248380231155528. en_US
dc.description.abstract Daycare maltreatment refers to abusive and/or neglectful acts perpetrated by teachers, directors, non-professionals or volunteers, family members of staff, and peers in a daycare setting. Despite growing evidence of its occurrence, the prevalence and consequences of daycare maltreatment for the child, the parent(s), and their dyad are largely unknown. This qualitative systematic literature review was conducted to synthesize the existing literature referring to daycare maltreatment, using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. In order to be included in the analysis, the manuscripts needed to report empirical findings regarding maltreatment in daycare settings, be written in English, be published in a peer-reviewed journal or a dissertation, and be accessible by our research team. In all, 25 manuscripts met the above criteria and were included in the review. Our results indicate that reports of daycare maltreatment are characterized by early age of abused children, inferring mainly to sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. The majority of these manuscripts reported caregivers’ and teachers’ abuse, while peer victimization was reported much less. In addition, the findings demonstrated a higher representation of female perpetrators compared to abuse in other scenarios. Although some indications of long-term implications are reported in the manuscripts, a well-validated measure for assessment of daycare maltreatment seems to be lacking. These findings contribute to a more nuanced understanding of the complex experience and ramifications of daycare maltreatment, providing insight into its multi-faceted implications. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Trauma, Violence, & Abuse en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject caregivers en_US
dc.subject attachment trauma en_US
dc.subject systematic review en_US
dc.subject daycare en_US
dc.subject International Resources en_US
dc.subject Israel en_US
dc.title Maltreatment in Daycare Settings: A Review of Empirical Studies in the Field en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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