Physical Abuse

Each province and territory has unique legislation defining and describing responses to physical abuse. Physical abuse includes any non-accidental action that causes, or could cause physical harm to a child such as hitting, shaking, or the unreasonable use of force to restrain a child

Title Authorssort icon Year Type of Publication
Injuries and Death of Children at the Hands of Their Parents

Wegner-Lohin, Jaime
Trocmé, Nico 

2016 Information sheet
Physical Punishment in Childhood: A Human Rights and Child Protection Issue

Watkinson, Ailsa M.

2009 Book chapter
Child abuse and chronic pain in a community survey of women

Walsh, Christine A.
Jamieson, Ellen
MacMillan, Harriet
Boyle, Michael

2007 Journal article
Fragile Lives, Fragmented Systems: Strengthening Supports for Vulnerable Infants

Turpel-Lafond, Mary Ellen

2011 Report
Physical abuse of children in the context of punishment

Trocmé, Nico
Durrant, Joan
Ensom, Ron
Marwah, Inder

2004 Information sheet
Childhood abuse and harmful substance use among criminal offenders

Swogger, Marc T.
Conner, Kenneth R.
Walsh, Zach
Maisto, Stephen A.

2011 Journal article
Comparative study of the cognitive sequelae of school-aged victims of Shaken Baby Syndrome

Stipanicic, Annie
Nolin, Pierre
Fortin, Gilles
Gobeil, Marie-France

2008 Journal article
Ten-year epidemiological study of pediatric burns in Canada

Spinks, Anneliese
Wasiak, Jason
Cleland, Heather
Beben, Nicole
Macpherson, Alison K.

2008 Journal article
Diagnostic coding of abuse related fractures at two children's emergency departments

Somji, Zeeshanefatema
Plint, Amy
McGahern, Candice
Al-Saleh, Ahmed
Boutis, Kathy

2011 Journal article
Perspectives nouvelles sur l'attachement à partir d'études sur les problèmes extériorisés des enfants

Paquette, Daniel

2007 Journal article