Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth

Authors: 

Durrant, Joan E.
Ensom Ron
Coalition sur les punitions corporelles données aux enfants et aux adolescents

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Year of Publication: 
2004
Source: 
Coalition on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth, Ottawa: 68 pages.
Abstract: 

The Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth was developed by a national coalition of organizations facilitated by the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Based on an extensive review of research, the Joint Statement provides an overview of the developmental outcomes associated with the use of physical punishment. The evidence is clear and compelling — physical punishment of children and youth plays no useful role in their upbringing and poses only risks to their development. The conclusion is equally compelling — parents should be strongly encouraged to develop alternative and positive approaches to discipline.

ISBN / ISSN / DOI: 
0-9689803-1-7
Type of Publication: 
Report
Category: 
Canadian CW report
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