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(p. 253) Students Affected by Child Maltreatment 

(p. 253) Students Affected by Child Maltreatment
(p. 253) Students Affected by Child Maltreatment

Delphine Collin-Vézina

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date: 08 April 2020

Child maltreatment constitutes all forms of child abuse including physical, emotional, or sexual abuse and neglect, resulting in actual or potential harm to the child’s health, survival, development, or dignity in the context of a relationship of responsibility, trust, or power. Child maltreatment represents one of the most influential determinants of mental health and academic functioning. This chapter will review the definitions of different forms of child maltreatment as well as their prevalence, risk factors, and associated negative outcomes. Developmental and cultural considerations will be discussed and illustrated through several case vignettes. Finally, the chapter presents several strategies that apply to all forms of child maltreatment, along with recommendations of children’s literature and external resources.

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