Physical abuse and physical punishment in Canada

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CWRP Information Sheet #122E. (2013). Montreal, QC: McGill University, Centre for Research on Children and Families.

The Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect-2008 (CIS-2008) is the third nation-wide study to examine the incidence of reported child maltreatment and the characteristics of children and families investigated by child welfare authorities in Canada. In addition to the tables presented in the Major Finding report (Trocmé, Fallon, MacLaurin et al. 2010), this Information Sheet describes rates of specific forms of substantiated physical abuse, physical harm and physical punishment.

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