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 Authors Year Type of Publication
Supporting the social-emotional development of infants and toddlers in foster care

Wotherspoon, Evelyn
Petrowski, Nicole

2008 Information sheet
The contribution of childhood emotional abuse to teen dating violence among child protective services-involved youth

Wekerle, Christine
Leung, Eman
Wall, Anne-Marie
MacMillan, Harriet
Boyle, Michael
Trocme, Nico
Waechter, Randall

2008 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
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
Establishing a relationship between behavior and cognition: Violence against women and children within the family

Chamberland, Claire
Fortin, Andrée
Laporte, Lise

2007 Journal article
Violence conjugale et mauvais traitements envers les enfants: phénomènes reliés mais envisagés dans des paradigmes distincts

Lavergne, Chantal

2007 Journal article
Les mauvais traitements psychologiques envers les enfants, pourquoi et comment en tenir compte dans la pratique en centre jeunesse

Malo, Claire

2007 Journal article
Child Emotional Maltreatment in Canada

Trocmé, Nico
Fallon, Barbara
MacLaurin, Bruce
Black, Tara
Roy, Catherine

2005 Information sheet
Detecting psychological maltreatment: Blows to the head and the heart...

Malo, Claire
Gagné, Marie-Hélène
Labrecque, Stéphane

2005 Information sheet
Validation of the French Version of the CTQ and Prevalence of the History of Maltreatment

Paquette, Daniel
Laporte, Lise
Bigras, Marc
Zoccolillo, Mark

2004 Journal article