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 of Publication
Journal article
Infants and the decision to provide ongoing child welfare services
Filippelli, Joanne Fallon, Barbara Trocmé, Nico Fuller-Thomson, Esme Black, Tara
Journal article
Childhood maltreatment as a risk factor for COPD: Findings from a population-based survey of Canadian adults
Shields, Margot E Hovdestad, Wendy E Gilbert, Charles P Tonmyr, Lil E
Journal article
Stress generation in adolescence: Contributions from Five-Factor Model (FFM) personality traits and childhood maltreatment
Kushner, Shauna C Bagby, R. Michael Harkness, Kate L.
The Changing Face of Youth Suicide in Manitoba and the Narrow Window for Intervention: Phase Two Report

Office of the Children's Advocate

Journal article
The relation of childhood maltreatment to psychotic symptoms in adolescents and young adults with depression
Holshausen, Katherine Bowie, Christopher R. Harkness, Kate L. 
Manitoba's Changing Face of Suicide and the Narrow Window for Intervention: Phase One Report

Office of the Children's Advocate

Information Sheet
A profile of reported emotional maltreatment in Canada in 2008

Kozlowski, Anna
Lwin, Kristin
Fallon, Barbara

Journal article
Potential mediators between child abuse and both violence and victimization in juvenile offenders

Day, David M.
Hart, Trevor A.
Wanklyn, Sonya G.
McCay, Elizabeth
Macpherson, Alison K.
Burnier, Nathalie

Distinguishing between poor/dysfunctional parenting and child emotional maltreatment

Wolfe, David A.
McIssac, Caroline


Journal article
Emotional maltreatment in Canada: Prevalence, reporting and child welfare responses

Chamberland, Claire
Fallon, Barbara
Black, Tara
Trocmé, Nico