This paper summarises research on the prevalence of child abuse in Australia. Though there has been no methodologically rigorous, nation-wide study of the prevalence of child abuse in Australia, there are a number of recent studies that have either measured one or two maltreatment types in detail, or have superficially measured all individual maltreatment types as part of a larger study. This paper lists the studies and the methodological issues involved, and presents their findings on the incidence of physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, emotional maltreatment, and witnessing family violence.
"Child Family Community Australia"
"This paper was updated by Deborah Scott"--Acknowledgements.
Replaces the NCPC resource sheet of the same name, compiled by Rhys Price-Robertson, Leah Bromfield and Suzanne Vassallo, which was produced in April 2010 by the National Child Protection Clearinghouse.
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