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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Victoria Lidchi & Andy Wiener - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This discussion article describes a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in the United Kingdom developed to meet the mental health needs of children and young people particularly those vulnerable children and young people at risk of actual or potential harm through child abuse and neglect, but may not be therapy ready.

Najat Maalla M’jid - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health,

This article outlines how the risk of children experiencing violence has increased and how the pandemic has weakened the capacity of child protection and mental health services to respond.

Henrik Karlsson - Nordic Social Work Research,

This study’s objective was (1) to investigate if having parent(s) born outside of Europe has an additional effect on the risk of entry into out-of-home care (OHC) in cases of alleged parental physical violence against children, and (2) to discuss potential empirical support for the risk model and the bias model for explaining the over-representation.

Daniela Ritz, Georgina O’Hare, Melissa Burgess, Munshi Sulaiman, Silvia Mila Arlini - Save the Children International,

This report is one in a series presenting findings from Save the Children's Global COVID-19 Research Study. The results presented here focus on the implications for Child Protection issues.

E. Jason Baron, Ezra G. Goldstein, and Cullen T. Wallace - Journal of Public Economics,

This study examines an unexplored consequence of COVID-19 school closures: the broken link between child maltreatment victims and the number one source of reported maltreatment allegations—school personnel.

Sharon Vincent, Kim Holt, Nancy Kelly, Emma Smale - Child Abuse Review,

This paper examines experts' perceptions of the aims and outcomes of public inquiries, before moving on to consider whether there are more effective and efficient ways of investigating national scandals.

Carmit Katz, Jill D. McLeigh & Asher Ben-Arieh - International Journal on Child Maltreatment: Research, Policy and Practice,

This article describes the local training model developed to implement Strong Communities for Children, a community-based child maltreatment prevention initiative in Israel, and presents a qualitative analysis of field journals maintained by three waves of students.

Pablo Carrera, Jesús M. Jiménez‐Morago, Maite Román, Esperanza León - Child & Family Social Work,

The present study analysed associations between threat and deprivation exposure and different facets of emotion understanding in a sample of maltreated children in foster care.

Dorit Roer-Strier & Yochay Nadan,

This volume adopts a context-informed framework exploring risk, maltreatment, well-being and protection of children in diverse groups in Israel.

Save the Children & Plan International,

This thematic policy brief from Save the Children and Plan International aims to seek and secure commitment from regional and national leaders to urgently prioritize and invest consistently in the protection of girls, who are disproportionately exposed to multitude forms of violence and their devastating consequences.