Examines the role of the media in publicising child abuse and protection, and its contribution to public and political discourse about the topic.
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Exploration of the relationship between child maltreatment (especially child sexual abuse) and the experience or witnessing of domestic violence.
Review of theoretical constructs relating to child abuse prevention, health promotion strategies and the development of healthy communities.
Examines the effects of child sexual abuse on social, sexual and interpersonal functioning, and its role in the broader aspects of mental health.
Explores definitions of emotional abuse within legal, practice and research frameworks.
Examines the relationship between children with disabilities and parents with disabilities, and the potential for child maltreatment.
Review of the literature on intergenerational transmission of maltreatment, and whether and how maltreated children become abusive parents.
Current issues of child sexual abuse, perpetrator characteristics, the "backlash" against child abuse, ritual abuse and prevention initiatives.
Examines child neglect, the way it is minimised and the place of neglect in the child protection system.