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Penelope K. Trickett, Ph.D.

Penelope K. Trickett, Ph.D. Biography: Dr. Trickett is the David Lawrence Stein/Violet Goldberg Sachs Professor of Mental Health in the School of Social Work and Professor of Psychology in the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at the University of Southern California. Dr. Trickett earned her Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research, New York. She is a developmental psychologist whose research, for more than two decades, has focused on the developmental consequences of child abuse and neglect on children and adolescents and on the characteristics of families in which such abuse occurs. She has had an Independent Scientist Award from the National Institute of Mental Health titled The Developmental Consequences of Child Abuse and Violence. In addition, Dr. Trickett is conducting a longitudinal study, now in its 18th year, of the psychobiological impact of familial sexual abuse on girls and female adolescents. She is also the Principal Investigator of a longitudinal study of the impact of neglect on adolescent development funded by the National Institutes of Health. She served as member, and then Chair, of the American Psychological Association's Committee on Children, Youth, and Families from 1992 to 1995 and was member-at-large of the Executive Committee of the Section on Child Maltreatment of APA's Division of Child, Youth, and Family Services. She is a Fellow of APA's Division 7 (Developmental Psychology). Dr. Trickett also directs a university-wide interdisciplinary violence research initiative at the University of Southern California.

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  • Child Abuse and Neglect

    ISBN: 978-1-55766-759-5


    The first and only synthesis of prevention research and methodology, this timely volume examines programs targeting eight of today's most pressing problems that affect infants, children, and youth.

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