Child Abuse & Neglect
Child abuse and neglect include acts of commission or omission by a parent or other caregiver that result in harm, potential for harm, or threat of harm to a child. The five primary forms of maltreatment are physical abuse, sexual abuse, physical neglect, emotional maltreatment and exposure to domestic violence.
For a document that outlines definitions of frequently used terms in child abuse and neglect research, see the page with the glossary of social work and child maltreatment related terms.
You can get more information on the signs of child maltreatment from the Family Violence Initiative, operated by the Department of Justice of Canada. You can also contact Kid’s Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 for further information.
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, or are looking for information about services for children or families experiencing difficulties you can contact your local child welfare authority. Click here to find the local child authority agency in your province or territory. Please visit our FAQs section to learn more about child abuse and neglect.
|Title||Authors||Year||Type of Publication|
|Contributions féministes à la compréhension du phénomène des mauvais traitements envers les enfants||
|Contributions of the glucocorticoid receptor polymorphism (Bcl1) and childhood abuse to risk of bulimia nervosa||
|Coping motives as moderators of the relationship between emotional distress and alcohol problems in a sample of adolescents involved with child welfare||
Goldstein, Abby L.
|Correlates of Behavioral Outcomes in Sexually Abused Children||
|Cortisol reactivity to social stress in adolescents: Role of depression severity and child maltreatment||
|Cortisol response to stress in female youths exposed to childhood maltreatment: Results of the youth mood project||
|Critical Injuries and Deaths: Reviews and Investigations Update # 20||
British Columbia Representative for Children and Youth
|Cumulative stress and substantiated maltreatment: The importance of caregiver vulnerability and adult partner violence||
|Custody Disputes Involving Allegations of Domestic Violence: The Need for Differentiated Approaches to Parenting Plans||
|CYDL Data Byte 10: Maltreatment-related Interventions Received by Albertan Youth||
Child and Youth Data Laboratory