Childhood Abuse and Aggression in Adolescent Girls Involved in Child Welfare: The Role of Depression and Posttraumatic Stress

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Childhood Abuse and Aggression in Adolescent Girls Involved in Child Welfare : The Role of Depression and Posttraumatic Stress. / Auslander, Wendy; Sterzing, Paul ; Threlfall, Jennifer Mary; Gerke, Donald; Edmond, Tonya.

In: Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, Vol. 9, No. 4, 01.12.2016, p. 359–368.

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Auslander, W, Sterzing, P, Threlfall, JM, Gerke, D & Edmond, T 2016, 'Childhood Abuse and Aggression in Adolescent Girls Involved in Child Welfare: The Role of Depression and Posttraumatic Stress', Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 359–368. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40653-016-0090-3

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Auslander, W., Sterzing, P., Threlfall, J. M., Gerke, D., & Edmond, T. (2016). Childhood Abuse and Aggression in Adolescent Girls Involved in Child Welfare: The Role of Depression and Posttraumatic Stress. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 9(4), 359–368. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40653-016-0090-3

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Auslander W, Sterzing P, Threlfall JM, Gerke D, Edmond T. Childhood Abuse and Aggression in Adolescent Girls Involved in Child Welfare: The Role of Depression and Posttraumatic Stress. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma. 2016 Dec 1;9(4):359–368. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40653-016-0090-3

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Auslander, Wendy ; Sterzing, Paul ; Threlfall, Jennifer Mary ; Gerke, Donald ; Edmond, Tonya. / Childhood Abuse and Aggression in Adolescent Girls Involved in Child Welfare : The Role of Depression and Posttraumatic Stress. In: Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma. 2016 ; Vol. 9, No. 4. pp. 359–368.

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