This commentary is an introduction to a journal issue showcasing the latest research initiatives that examine the intergenerational transmission of child maltreatment and investigate the moderating effects of safe, stable, nurturing relationships (SSNRs) on continuity of the intergenerational cycle of maltreatment. It discusses research findings on the positive relationship between child maltreatment in one generation and child maltreatment in the next and factors that may moderate the effects of child maltreatment. 29 references.
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The Complex Etiology and Lasting Consequences of Child Maltreatment.
Commentary: The Complex Etiology and Lasting Consequences of Child Maltreatment.