Developmental Sequelae of Caregiver's Stressful Police Contact among Minority Children Starting School


Employing an existing database of African American and biracial children entering metropolitan Detroit schools, we examined children of caregivers with and without reported stressful police contact. As anticipated, young children of caregivers with recent stressful police contact appear to suffer cognitive performance decrements on a nonverbal test and are rated more negatively on several behavioral items. The small size and specificity of the sample, along with the correlational nature of the analysis, lead to cautious interpretations, but the results encourage future research. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Education is the property of Project Innovation, Inc. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)


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