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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World Vision and UNICEF East Asia and Pacific,

More than 100 child participants across East Asia convened with government officials to discuss the increased instances of child violence experienced during COVID-19 at World Vision’s Asia Pacific Child Well-Being Learning Exchange forum on 18 November 2020.

Wendy G. Lane, Howard Dubowitz, Kevin D. Frick, Josh Semiatin, Laurence Magder - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of this study was to determine the (1) overall cost for implementing the Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) model, (2) cost of implementation per child, and (3) cost per case of maltreatment averted.

Jenna Meiksans, Stewart McDougall, Fiona Arney, Rosemaria Flaherty, Alwin Chong, Fiona Ward, Cathy Taylor - Children and Youth Services Review,

For this study, a qualitative case file review was carried out to examine the nature of violence recorded in the narratives of 91 prenatal child protection reports from a single Australian jurisdiction in 2014.

Jenelle R. Shanley, Lisa P. Armistead, Christine Musyimi, Darius Nyamai, Martha Ishiekwene, Victoria Mutiso, David Ndetei - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The purpose of this study was to assess systematically Kenya’s strengths and limitations to implement a parent support program using a mixed-methods study design.

Eric Emerson and Gwynnyth Llewellyn - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The aim of this study was to estimate prevalence rates and adjusted rate ratios of exposure to violent parental discipline among children with and without disabilities in middle- and low-income countries.

Laurie Ahern, Lisbet Brizuela, Ivonne Millán, Priscila Rodríguez, Eric Rosenthal - Disability Rights International,

This report documents severe and pervasive human rights violations against children and adults with disabilities in residential facilities in Mexico.

Laurie Ahern, Lisbet Brizuela, Ivonne Millán, Priscila Rodríguez, Eric Rosenthal - Disability Rights International,

Este informe documenta violaciones graves y generalizadas a los derechos humanos de niñas, niños adolescentes y adultos con discapacidad en centros residenciales en México.

Najat Maalla M’jid - Child Abuse & Neglect,

In this paper, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Najat Maalla M’jid, notes that "progress towards ending all forms of violence against all children is slow and we need to act better, faster and further in bringing violence against children to an end by 2030 as per the commitment in SDG 16.2."

Alhassan Abdullah, Margarita Frederico, Ebenezer Cudjoe, Clifton R. Emery - Child Abuse Review,

Drawing on semi‐structured in‐depth interviews with 31 kinship caregivers, this study sought to explore how the culturally informed traditional kinship care practice in Ghana can be considered an intervention strategy for parental neglect.

Linda Cusworth, Louise Tracey, Helen Baldwin, Nina Biehal - The British Journal of Social Work,

In this study, educational outcomes for 68 children (aged 3–9 years) in foster-care due to concerns about abuse or neglect were compared to those for 166 children with current or past child welfare involvement living at home.