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ERIC Number: EJ844469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-1184-0412
Age Effects of Reported Child Maltreatment in a Canadian Sample of Children and Adolescents
Reinke, Diane C.
Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, v33 n1-2 p20-47 2005
The general purpose of this study was to examine the proportions of children and adolescents identified with behavioral, emotional and cognitive clinical findings and disabilities. Data from the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (CIS) were used in this study. Participants in this study included 7672 children aged 0 to 15 years who were reported for maltreatment and investigated by child welfare services across Canada. It was found that behaviour problem was the most common clinical finding in all age levels and psychiatric disorder was among the least common across all ages. Significant relationships were found among age levels and each clinical finding. A significant relationship was also found among age levels and having at least one clinical finding. Generally, the proportions of children for each clinical finding increased with age. Developmental delay was the most common disability at all age levels. Significant relationships among age levels were revealed for other health conditions, physical or developmental disability, and having at least one disability. The proportions of children identified for each disability generally decreased as age increased. The results suggest the use of a developmental approach to address the assessment, prevention, and intervention needs of these children and adolescents. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada