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Harriet L. MacMillan
C. Nadine Wathen
Michael H. Boyle
Christine A. Walsh
Jason M. Walker
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Child maltreatment is associated with a huge burden of suffering, yet there are serious gaps in knowledge about its epidemiology and approaches to intervention. This article describes the development of a proposed national research framework in child maltreatment, as requested by the Department of Justice, Canada, based on (1) a review of the literature, (2) consultation with experts, and (3) application of evaluation criteria for considering research priorities. The article identifies gaps in knowledge about child maltreatment in Canada and proposes a research agenda to make evidence-based policy decisions more likely. Although this work was driven by gaps in Canada’s knowledge about child maltreatment, the international scope of the review and consultation process could make the findings useful to broader research and policy audiences.
Author(s): Harriet L. MacMillan; Ellen Jamieson; C. Nadine Wathen; Michael H. Boyle; Christine A. Walsh; John Omura; Jason M. Walker; Gregory Lodenquai
Keywords: child maltreatment; research framework; health policy
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Volume 85, Issue 2 (pages 337–374) DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2007.00490.x Published in 2007
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