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Chronic child maltreatment in an Australian statutory child protection sample
thesisposted on 2005-01-01, 00:00 authored by Leah. Bromfield
The prevalence, course and predictors of chronic child maltreatment were investigated. The majority of children referred experienced chronic child maltreatment. The characteristics of families and maltreatment were more similar than different for chronic and isolated child maltreatment. The type of response provided by child protection services differentiated chronic and isolated maltreatment.