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 Authors Yearsort icon Type of Publication
Entente multisectorielle relative aux enfants victimes d’abus sexuels, de mauvais traitements physiques ou d’une absence de soins menaçant leur santé physique

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux
Ministère de la Justice
Ministère de la Sécurité publique
Ministère de l'Éducation
Ministère de la Famille et de l'Enfance

2001 Report
Multiple Maltreatment, Attribution of Blame, and Adjustment Among Adolescents

McGee, Robin
Wolfe, David
Olson, James

2001 Journal article
Physical abuse WITH and WITHOUT other forms of child maltreatment: Dysfunctionality vs. Dysnormativity - Quebec Incidence Study

Larrivée, Marie-Claude
Tourigny, Marc
Bouchard, Camil

2003 Presentation
The Baby Andy Report: Examination of services provided to Baby Andy and his family

Montreal Lake Child & Family Agency inc.
Saskatchewan Community Resources and Employment

2003 Report
Physical harm and family composition: Maltreated children with developmental delay

Brown, Ivan
Schormans, Ann Fudge

2004 Information sheet
Physical abuse of children in the context of punishment

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

2004 Information sheet
Physical punishment of children

Durrant, Joan
Ensom, Ron

2004 Information sheet
Physical abuse of children in Canada

MacLaurin, Bruce
Trocmé, Nico
Fallon, Barbara
Chaze, Ferzana
Black, Tara
Lajoie, Jules

2005 Information sheet
Punitive violence against children in Canada

Durrant, Joan
Trocmé, Nico
Fallon, Barbara
Milne, Cheryl
Black, Tara
Knoke, Della

2006 Information sheet
Distinguishing Physical Punishment from Physical Abuse: Implications for Professionals

Durrant, Joan E.

2006 Journal article