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Neglect, child abuse and child sexual abuse: a global issue on a road to dignity

Child protection: A universal concern and a permanent challenge in the field of child and adolescent mental health
Edited by Joerg M. Fegert and Manuela Stoetzel

Child protection is a substantial issue for child and adolescent healthcare professionals and allied professions. In cooperation with the Independent Commissioner for Questions Related to Child Sexual Abuse of the German government and the ‘Dreilaender Institut’, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health publishes this special issue on child abuse and neglect. The series focuses on advances in research on child abuse and neglect in different settings and countries. Recommendations for future developments in this area on an international level, and especially for Germany and Canada, are provided. Even though research has much improved concerning prevalence rates of child abuse and neglect in recent years, there is still a tremendous need of research on prevention and intervention; especially from low- and middle-income countries. The Editorial Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health therefore invites interdisciplinary contributions on this important topic from researchers around the world. 

  1. Content type: Research article

    It has been well established that child physical abuse is a risk factor for cognitive deficits and behavioral problems. However, the possible link between cognitive deficits and behavioral problems placing chi...

    Authors: Naixue Cui and Jianghong Liu

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:36

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  2. Content type: Review

    There is a surprising dearth of information about the services provided to the children and families being reported to Canadian child welfare authorities, little research on the efficacy of child welfare servi...

    Authors: Nico Trocmé, Catherine Roy and Tonino Esposito

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:16

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  3. Content type: Commentary

    Research on child maltreatment epidemiology has primarily been focused on population surveys with adult respondents. Far less attention has been paid to analyzing reported incidents of alleged child maltreatme...

    Authors: Andreas Jud, Jörg M. Fegert and David Finkelhor

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2016 10:17

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