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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

    Many countries around the world lack data on the epidemiology of agency response to child maltreatment. They therefore lack information on how many children in need get help and protection or if children stand...

    Authors: Andreas Jud, Céline Kosirnik, Tanja Mitrovic, Hakim Ben Salah, Etienne Fux, Jana Koehler, Rahel Portmann and René Knüsel

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:3

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Children’s exposure to violence is a major public health issue. The Balkan epidemiological study on Child Abuse and Neglect project aimed to collect internationally comparable data on violence exposures in chi...

    Authors: George Nikolaidis, Kiki Petroulaki, Foteini Zarokosta, Antonia Tsirigoti, Altin Hazizaj, Enila Cenko, Jelena Brkic-Smigoc, Emir Vajzovic, Vaska Stancheva, Stefka Chincheva, Marina Ajdukovic, Miro Rajter, Marija Raleva, Liljana Trpcevska, Maria Roth, Imola Antal…

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2018 12:1

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    For the past 20 years, the Ontario child welfare sector has made significant legislative and policy changes. Changes to legislation and policy can impact the public and sector’s response to child maltreatment ...

    Authors: Barbara Fallon, Nico Trocmé, Joanne Filippelli, Tara Black and Nicolette Joh-Carnella

    Citation: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2017 11:60

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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