Detecting psychological maltreatment: Blows to the head and the heart...

Information Sheet
CECW archives material

Malo, Claire
Gagné, Marie-Hélène
Labrecque, Stéphane


CECW Information Sheet #21E. Montreal, QC: Université de Montréal, École de service social.


What is psychological maltreatment? What are its characteristics and how can it be recognized? There are a lot of unanswered questions in this area, but recently some Quebec-based researchers have examined how psychological maltreatment affects children, what its effects are and, above all, how it can best be detected. To better detect maltreatment and to support intervention, a psychological maltreatment risk assessment guide has been developed.

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