The chapter highlights results from the Buffalo Longitudinal Study, which began in infancy and was guided by a developmental cascade model. The chapter discusses the importance of the co-occurrence of parent alcohol problems with depression and antisocial behavior beginning in early childhood, and how these parental risks in infancy may predict the quality of parent-child interactions and infant-parent attachment. These processes in early childhood may set the stage for one of the most salient developmental issues at preschool age-the development of self-regulation. Together, the parent-child relationship and child self-regulation may predict one of the most clearly established pathways to adolescence substance use disorders-continuity of externalizing problems from childhood to adolescence. Finally, this chapter presents results from a developmental cascade model from infancy to adolescence, with implications for development of preventive interventions for adolescent substance use disorders.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Alcohol Use Disorders|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Developmental Science Approach to Etiology|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||17|
|State||Published - Jan 18 2018|
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