Physical harm and family composition: Maltreated children with developmental delay

Information Sheet
CECW archives material

Brown, Ivan
Schormans, Ann Fudge


CECW Information Sheet #11E. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work.


Children with developmental delay are more likely to experience maltreatment than  children who do not have delay. Whether or not children have developmental delay, though, maltreatment is most likely to occur in the family home and the perpetrators are most commonly the children’s caregivers, especially biological parents.

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