Child Abuse and Neglect

Child abuse includes all forms of physical and emotional mistreatment, sexual abuse, and neglect of a child’s basic needs, which results in actual or potential harm to a child’s physical, mental, and emotional health. Exploitation of children is also a form of abuse and includes trafficking for sexual or economic purposes, and recruitment of children into armed forces.

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Scottish Government,

Update on administration and decision making work taking place since the The Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill was passed by Parliament in March 2021.

Prevention Collaborative,

In this webinar, prevention experts discuss the process, experiences, and challenges of the ongoing integration of IPV prevention and gender into the Investing in Children and their Societies (ICS) Skilful Parenting Programme, and inclusion of VAC in the Indashyikirwa couples IPV prevention programme.

Jason M Armfield, Emmanuel S Gnanamanickam, David W Johnston, David B Preen, Derek S Brown, Ha Nguyen, Leonie Segal - The Lancet Public Health,

In this study, the authors aimed to examine factors associated with intergenerational transmission of child maltreatment and quantify its extent in a population sample over a 30-year period in South Australia.

Annemiek Vial, Claudia van der Put, Geert Jan J. M. Stams, Marc Dinkgreve, Mark Assink - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The aim of this article is to examine (1) the predictive validity of a risk assessment instrument that has been widely implemented in the Netherlands, and to examine (2) whether the actuarial risk estimation could be improved and simplified to widen the instrument’s applicability to different organizations serving different populations.

Andrés Felipe Herrera Ortiz, Nury Tatiana Rincón Cuenca, Lorena Josefina Fernández Beaujon - SSRN Electronic Journal,

The objective of this article is to demonstrate brain changes and their functional repercussions using magnetic resonance imaging in people exposed to chronic child abuse.

Gouvernement du Québec,

Après deux années de travail intense, la Commission spéciale sur les droits des enfants et la protection de la jeunesse (CSDEPJ) présente publiquement avec beaucoup de fébrilité son rapport final.

Together to #ENDviolence global campaign,

This call to action calls on all states that have not already done so to commit to and start the legislative process to prohibit corporal punishment in all settings by the end of 2022

Rebecca Rebbe, Andrea Lane Eastman, Avanti Adhia, Regan Foust, Emily Putnam-Hornstein - Child Maltreatment,

The current study used population-based administrative records from California to assess how CPS responds to reported allegations of IPV, with and without physical abuse and/or neglect allegations.

Nicola Atwool - Child & Family Social Work,

For this article, a review of what is currently known about intensive intervention with families where there is risk of a child removal was undertaken to explore the challenges that might arise in New Zealand's bi‐ and multi‐cultural environment.

Yulia Shenderovich - Frontiers in Public Health,

The article describes a new initiative aiming to foster collaborations in the field of family strengthening programs.