Emotional Maltreatment

Each province and territory has unique legislation defining and describing responses to emotional maltreatment. Emotional maltreatment includes behaviors that harm a child’s development or sense of self-worth such as humiliation, rejection or withholding love or support. Witnessing or exposure to domestic violence is considered a form of emotional maltreatment under some legislation.

Title Authorssort icon Year Type of Publication
The relation of childhood maltreatment to psychotic symptoms in adolescents and young adults with depression
Holshausen, Katherine
Bowie, Christopher R.
Harkness, Kate L. 
2016 Journal article
Stress generation in adolescence: Contributions from Five-Factor Model (FFM) personality traits and childhood maltreatment
Kushner, Shauna C
Bagby, R. Michael
Harkness, Kate L.
2016 Journal article
Childhood maltreatment as a risk factor for COPD: Findings from a population-based survey of Canadian adults
Shields, Margot E
Hovdestad, Wendy E
Gilbert, Charles P
Tonmyr, Lil E
2016 Journal article
Emotional maltreatment in Canada: Prevalence, reporting and child welfare responses

Chamberland, Claire
Fallon, Barbara
Black, Tara
Trocmé, Nico

2011 Journal article
Establishing a relationship between behavior and cognition: Violence against women and children within the family

Chamberland, Claire
Fortin, Andrée
Laporte, Lise

2007 Journal article
Psychological abuse: Children's invisible suffering

Chamberland, Claire
Laporte, Lise
Lavergne, Chantal
Baraldi, Rosanna

2003 Information sheet
Physical violence and psychological aggression towards children: Five-year trends in practices and attitudes from two population surveys

Clément, Marie-Ève
Chamberland, Claire

2007 Journal article
Potential mediators between child abuse and both violence and victimization in juvenile offenders

Day, David M.
Hart, Trevor A.
Wanklyn, Sonya G.
McCay, Elizabeth
Macpherson, Alison K.
Burnier, Nathalie

2013 Journal article
The Effect of Maltreatment Co-occurrence on Emotional Harm among Sexually Abused Children

De Marco, Richard
Tonmyr, Lil
Fallon, Barbara
Trocmé, Nico

2007 Journal article
A profile of reported emotional maltreatment in Canada in 2008

Kozlowski, Anna
Lwin, Kristin
Fallon, Barbara

2014 Information sheet