child maltreatment


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child maltreatment

'…intentional harm or threat of harm to a child by someone acting in the role of a caretaker, for even a short time…Categories Physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect…', the last being most common. See Child abuse, Child abuser.
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(41) The fact that excessive alcohol consumption is related to aggression, violence, and poor decision-making suggests that beer, wine, and spirits taxes might be related to each form of child maltreatment. (42)
Emotion dysregulation is one of the most prevalent issues faced by survivors of child maltreatment (Cloitre et al., 2004; Cloitre et al., 2005; Ehring & Quack, 2010).
The aims of this study were to investigate how PHNs identify, intervene in, and implement guidelines on child maltreatment in Finland and Japan and to compare the results between the two countries.
Child maltreatment deaths in the US national child death review case reporting system.
In 2010, in response to a rising number of cases of child maltreatment in our region, the children's hospital nursing staff initiated the development of a hospital nursing practice guideline to assist nurses in caring for children at risk or exposed to maltreatment and neglect.
Over the past two decades, increased attention has been given to culture and ethnicity in the field of child maltreatment. Studies and reviews based on ethnic minority samples have certainly been crucial and are highly informative for the promotion of more culturally sensitive practices.
According to Sabina and Strauss (2008) poly-victimization refers to experience of an accumulative exposure to multiple forms of victimization such as child maltreatment, sexual victimization, peer and sibling victimization, conventional crime and witnessing indirect violence.
'This is not inevitable; rather, it reflects an unwillingness of government to give priority to preventing child maltreatment before it happens in the first place (that is, a public health approach).
By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to care for their children, we can help promote children's social and emotional well-being and prevent child maltreatment within families and communities."
It covers the history of child maltreatment, risk factors, and mandated reporting; types of abuse and their effects, definitions, incidence, consequences, and issues and controversies; legal issues, including forensic interviewing and the legal system; and the child protective services' response and prevention.
Starting in 2002, a multidisciplinary team at Siriraj Hospital, one of the teaching hospitals in Bangkok, Thailand, developed a program of risk assessment and prevention of child maltreatment among infants born to mothers who used methamphetamine during pregnancy.

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