Washington State Study of Victimization and other
Risk Factors for Child Maltreatment among School Age Parents: 1989-1992
This three-year, Washington statewide field study of pregnant and parenting teenagers assessed the role of sexual victimization in adolescent sexual behavior, pregnancy, and subsequent parenting. The purpose of the study was to examine the prevalence, etiology and prevention of child maltreatment by adolescent parents. Data were collected in three phases. Baseline data collection began in 1989; follow-up surveys were conducted approximately one year later. In 1992, a review of Child Protective Services case records was conducted. In addition, focus group interviews took place throughout the research period. Data Set N3 includes data from the baseline and the follow-up surveys for 540 respondents. A total of 916 variables are included in this data set.