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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David Royse and Austin Griffiths,

This book prepares future child welfare professionals to tackle the complex and challenging work associated with responding to child maltreatment.

Veronika Odinokova, Maia Rusakova, Vladlena Avdeeva - Victim, Perpetrator, or What Else?,

This is a study on perceptions of child abuse and interventions in cases of abuse in the Family and Childhood Support Centres in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Claire Soares, Grace Ablett, Beth Mooney, Dr Sophia King - The Truth Project, The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse,

This is the second research publication in a series of thematic reports examining what victims and survivors have shared with the Truth Project about their experiences of child sexual abuse and the institutional context in which it occurred. It details the research findings in relation to experiences of child sexual abuse that occurred in the context of children’s homes and residential care in England and Wales.

Alex James,Jeanette McLeod, Shaun Hendy, Kip Marks, Delia Rusu, Syen Nik, Michael J. Plank - PLoS ONE,

In this study, the authors analyse a child protection services dataset that includes a network of approximately 5 million social relationships collected by social workers between 1996 and 2016 in New Zealand to test the potential of information about family networks to improve accuracy of models used to predict the risk of child maltreatment.

LVCT Health, Maestral International,

This Participants' Manual is part of the Integrating Violence Against Children Prevention and Response into HIV Services Training Package. It provides background information, tools and learning aids for participants.

LVCT Health, Maestral International,

This training seeks to equip health workers who have contact with children in HIV settings with the knowledge and skills to better integrate violence against children (VAC) services into their work.

LVCT Health, Maestral International,

This Facilitator Manual is part of the Integrating Violence Against Children Prevention and Response into HIV Services Training Package. It an overview of the workshop, detailed agenda, facilitation notes and training preparation tools.

Olivia Lind Haldorsson - Council of the Baltic Sea States,

The Promise evaluation and impact assessment templates in this resource provide inspiration and examples for both evaluation and impact assessment of the Barnahus model's performance.

Olivia Lind Haldorsson - Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat and Child Circle,

This document offers inspiration and guidance for drafting an interagency agreement which formalises multidisciplinary and interagency (MDIA) team collaboration between agencies involved in Barnahus (a child-friendly, interdisciplinary and multi-agency centre for child victims and witnesses where children could be interviewed and medically examined for forensic purposes, comprehensively assessed and receive all relevant therapeutic services from appropriate professionals).

Better Care Network,

This country care review includes the care related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as part of its examination of El Salvador's initial reports, as well as other care-related concluding observations, ratification dates, and links to the Universal Periodic Review and Hague Intercountry Adoption Country Profile.