CATHY WIDOM

Summary

Affiliation: New Jersey
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Childhood victimization and illicit drug use in middle adulthood
    Cathy Spatz Widom
    Department of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 20:394-403. 2006
  2. ncbi A prospective investigation of major depressive disorder and comorbidity in abused and neglected children grown up
    Cathy Spatz Widom
    Department of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 183 S Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:49-56. 2007
  3. ncbi Long-term effects of child abuse and neglect on alcohol use and excessive drinking in middle adulthood
    Cathy Spatz Widom
    Department of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 68:317-26. 2007
  4. ncbi MAOA and the "cycle of violence:" childhood abuse and neglect, MAOA genotype, and risk for violent and antisocial behavior
    Cathy Spatz Widom
    Department of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, 07103, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 60:684-9. 2006
  5. ncbi Reactions to research participation in vulnerable subgroups
    Cathy Spatz Widom
    Department of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School, 183 South Orange Avenue, BHSB F1406, Newark, NJ 07103, USA
    Account Res 12:115-38. 2005
  6. ncbi Development and validation of a new instrument to assess lifetime trauma and victimization history
    Cathy Spatz Widom
    Department of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey 07107, USA
    J Trauma Stress 18:519-31. 2005
  7. ncbi Age of onset of child maltreatment predicts long-term mental health outcomes
    Julie B Kaplow
    Department of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, NJ, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 116:176-87. 2007
  8. ncbi The case for prospective longitudinal studies in child maltreatment research: commentary on Dube, Williamson, Thompson, Felitti, and Anda (2004)
    Cathy Spatz Widom
    Department of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School, 183 South Orange Avenue, BHSB F1406, Newark, NJ 07107, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 28:715-22. 2004
  9. ncbi Does childhood victimization increase the risk of early death? A 25-year prospective study
    Helene Raskin White
    Center for Alcohol Studies, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 27:841-53. 2003
  10. doi An examination of risky sexual behavior and HIV in victims of child abuse and neglect: a 30-year follow-up
    Helen W Wilson
    Department of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, New York, NY 10019, USA
    Health Psychol 27:149-58. 2008

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Publications17

  1. ncbi Childhood victimization and illicit drug use in middle adulthood
    Cathy Spatz Widom
    Department of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 20:394-403. 2006
    ..These new results reinforce the need for targeted interventions with abused and neglected children, adolescents, and adults, and particularly for women...
  2. ncbi A prospective investigation of major depressive disorder and comorbidity in abused and neglected children grown up
    Cathy Spatz Widom
    Department of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 183 S Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:49-56. 2007
    ..Few prospective longitudinal studies have examined the relationship between abuse or neglect in childhood and depression in adulthood...
  3. ncbi Long-term effects of child abuse and neglect on alcohol use and excessive drinking in middle adulthood
    Cathy Spatz Widom
    Department of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 68:317-26. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the long-term effects of child abuse and neglect on alcohol use in middle adulthood...
  4. ncbi MAOA and the "cycle of violence:" childhood abuse and neglect, MAOA genotype, and risk for violent and antisocial behavior
    Cathy Spatz Widom
    Department of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, 07103, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 60:684-9. 2006
    ....
  5. ncbi Reactions to research participation in vulnerable subgroups
    Cathy Spatz Widom
    Department of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School, 183 South Orange Avenue, BHSB F1406, Newark, NJ 07103, USA
    Account Res 12:115-38. 2005
    ..These results suggest that researchers and institutional review boards should not be deterred from conducting research on sensitive topics with potentially vulnerable populations...
  6. ncbi Development and validation of a new instrument to assess lifetime trauma and victimization history
    Cathy Spatz Widom
    Department of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey 07107, USA
    J Trauma Stress 18:519-31. 2005
    ..The LTVH demonstrates good predictive, criterion-related, and convergent validity and a high level of agreement between earlier and current reports of certain types of traumas...
  7. ncbi Age of onset of child maltreatment predicts long-term mental health outcomes
    Julie B Kaplow
    Department of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, NJ, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 116:176-87. 2007
    ..Implications for the assessment of maltreated children, the prevention of adult psychopathology, and the classification of age of maltreatment onset are discussed...
  8. ncbi The case for prospective longitudinal studies in child maltreatment research: commentary on Dube, Williamson, Thompson, Felitti, and Anda (2004)
    Cathy Spatz Widom
    Department of Psychiatry, New Jersey Medical School, 183 South Orange Avenue, BHSB F1406, Newark, NJ 07107, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 28:715-22. 2004
  9. ncbi Does childhood victimization increase the risk of early death? A 25-year prospective study
    Helene Raskin White
    Center for Alcohol Studies, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 27:841-53. 2003
    ..Abuse and neglect have been shown to influence the mental and physical health of children; however, few studies have examined whether childhood victimization leads to an increased risk of early death...
  10. doi An examination of risky sexual behavior and HIV in victims of child abuse and neglect: a 30-year follow-up
    Helen W Wilson
    Department of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, New York, NY 10019, USA
    Health Psychol 27:149-58. 2008
    ..This article examined links between childhood maltreatment and risky sexual behavior (early sexual contact, promiscuity, prostitution) and HIV in adulthood...
  11. ncbi Predictors of resilience in abused and neglected children grown-up: the role of individual and neighborhood characteristics
    Kimberly A DuMont
    Bureau of Evaluation and Research, New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Rensselaer, NY, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 31:255-74. 2007
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  12. ncbi Congruence between adolescents' self-reports and their adult retrospective reports regarding parental discipline practices during their adolescence
    Helene Raskin White
    Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies, Piscataway, NJ 08854 8001, USA
    Psychol Rep 101:1079-94. 2007
    ..Research is needed to identify how best to obtain accurate histories of childhood maltreatment...
  13. ncbi An examination of pathways from childhood victimization to violence: the role of early aggression and problematic alcohol use
    Cathy Spatz Widom
    John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Psychology Department, City University of New York, NY 10019, USA
    Violence Vict 21:675-90. 2006
    ..Interventions for victims of childhood maltreatment need to recognize the role of early aggressive behavior and alcohol problems as risk factors for subsequent violence...
  14. ncbi Three potential mediators of the effects of child abuse and neglect on adulthood substance use among women
    Helene Raskin White
    Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 607 Allison Road, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 8001, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 69:337-47. 2008
    ..This study examined mechanisms that might account for the association between early childhood abuse and neglect, and substance use and related problems in adulthood for women...
  15. ncbi Understanding the role of neighborhood context in the long-term criminal consequences of child maltreatment
    Amie M Schuck
    Department of Criminal Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60607, USA
    Am J Community Psychol 36:207-22. 2005
    ..These results suggest that studying the interaction between family functioning and neighborhood conditions provides a more comprehensive understanding of offending than does studying each factor separately...
  16. ncbi Childhood abuse and neglect and adult intimate relationships: a prospective study
    Rebecca A Colman
    The Research Foundation, The University at Albany, Albany, NY, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 28:1133-51. 2004
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  17. ncbi Childhood victimization and alcohol symptoms in women: an examination of protective factors
    Amie M Schuck
    Department of Criminology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 64:247-56. 2003
    ..This study examined whether academic and intellectual functioning, high self-efficacy and social support protect women who were abused and neglected in childhood from developing alcohol problems in later life...

Research Grants20

  1. THIRTY YEAR FOLLOW-UP OF NEGLECTED CHILDREN
    CATHY WIDOM; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The investigators make appropriate cautions against over generalizing the results since current definitions and practices for documenting child abuse and neglect differ from those used 30 years ago. ..
  2. CHILDHOOD VICTIMIZATION AND LIFETIME REVICTIMIZATION
    Cathy Spatz Widom; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Assessing lifetime and current rates provides two different perspectives on revictimization probabilities and, together, provides a comprehensive picture of one important consequence of childhood victimization. ..
  3. Intergenerational Transmission of Neglect and Abuse
    CATHY WIDOM; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Given the increasing interest in understanding the "mind-body" connection, this assessment of biomeasures in the G3 offspring may provide further insight into the impact of these childhood experiences. ..
  4. Translational Approaches to Child Neglect Research
    Cathy Spatz Widom; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  5. Intergenerational Transmission of Neglect and Abuse
    CATHY WIDOM; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Given the increasing interest in understanding the "mind-body" connection, this assessment of biomeasures in the G3 offspring may provide further insight into the impact of these childhood experiences. ..
  6. Intergenerational Transmission of Neglect and Abuse
    Cathy Spatz Widom; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Given the increasing interest in understanding the "mind-body" connection, this assessment of biomeasures in the G3 offspring may provide further insight into the impact of these childhood experiences. ..
  7. Child Abuse and Neglect, Chronic Stress, and Drug Abuse
    Cathy Spatz Widom; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....