Family abduction outcomes: Factors associated with duration and emotional trauma to children.
Using data from a national survey, we examine factors associated with two specific outcomes of family abduction events: duration of the episode and the likelihood of emotional trauma to children involved. Duration appears to be influenced by indicators of preparedness, planning and intent, and with difficulty in physically locating the child. Emotional harm is influenced by factors associated with child awareness, disruption in the child's routine, and levels of animosity between parents.
Youth and Society
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Plass, P.S., Finkelhor, D., Hotaling, G.T. Family abduction outcomes: Factors associated with duration and emotional trauma to children. (1996) Youth and Society, 28 (1), pp. 109-130.