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Child abuse: current problems and key public health challenges


  • Djeddah, Carol
  • Facchin, Paola
  • Ranzato, Cristina
  • Romer, Claude


Child abuse has recently been recognized by the World Health Organization as a major worldwide health problem impairing the health and welfare of children and adolescents. This paper attempts to look at child abuse from a public health perspective taking into account the vast cultural diversity in which children and adolescents live focusing on the issue of abuse and violence in a broad public health perspective, and trying to highlight the need for greater attention to be given to possible country-specific interventions.

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  • Djeddah, Carol & Facchin, Paola & Ranzato, Cristina & Romer, Claude, 2000. "Child abuse: current problems and key public health challenges," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 51(6), pages 905-915, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:51:y:2000:i:6:p:905-915

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