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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Emotion dysregulation is one of the most prevalent issues faced by survivors of child maltreatment (Cloitre et al.
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.
The ecosystemic theoretical framework is applied to child maltreatment in the particular context of immigration.
When child maltreatment occurs due to primary caregiver, the adolescents may develop confused personality and may perceive and respond to environment differently (Putnam, 2006).
Child maltreatment is the leading cause of children needing to be taken into care, seriously damages educational prospects and leads to elevated levels of aggression, violence and criminal activity--68% of prison populations have been abused or neglected in childhood.
Focusing on ways to build and promote the protective factors, in every interaction with children and families, is the best thing our community can do to prevent child maltreatment and promote optimal child development.
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.
Children/youth permanently removed from their parental home because of substantiated child maltreatment are at an increased risk of a first presentation to the emergency department for suicide-related behavior.

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