The Contribution of Penelope K. Trickett to the Study of Child Maltreatment

  • Elizabeth J. Susman
  • Jennie G. NollEmail author
  • Karen Appleyard Carmody
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)


Advances in the science of child maltreatment research, and their subsequent impact on policy, programs, and practice, are due in large part to the efforts of Dr. Penelope Trickett. This introductory chapter to the monograph provides an overview of Dr. Trickett’s work, and her innovations in the areas of theory/models, measurement, and methodology in the study of maltreatment. First, a summary of Dr. Trickett’s seminal longitudinal studies on child maltreatment is provided, including their influence on our understanding of the impact of child maltreatment on female and adolescent development. Next, an overview of the impact of her work on policy and practice is presented. Finally, an introduction to the studies in this volume is provided, setting the stage for the monograph.


Review Child maltreatment Longitudinal studies Policy Practice 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elizabeth J. Susman
    • 1
  • Jennie G. Noll
    • 1
    Email author
  • Karen Appleyard Carmody
    • 2
  1. 1.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Duke UniversityDurhamUSA

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