Assessment of Physical Child Abuse Risk in Parents with Children referred to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Summary: Investigates whether parenting a child referred to mental health services leads to a higher risk of physical child abuse. Uses data from 59 parents and caregivers of children aged 6 to 11 years in a child and adolescent psychiatry department. Findings showed a two and a half times higher risk potential for physical child abuse in parents with children referred to mental health services.

Authors: Natalie Van Looveren, Inge Glazemakers, Linda Van Grotel, Erik Fransen and Dirk Van West
Journal: Child Abuse Review (Vol.26, No.6), November-December2017, pp 411-424

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