Journal article

Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation in Child Abuse and Neglect Research within the Child Welfare System in Australia

Mohajer Abbass Hameed

Children Australia | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2018

Abstract

Child abuse and neglect is a preventable public health issue, yet a complex global phenomenon with considerable adverse impacts on children, families, health and social services, as well as the Australian community. Despite the widespread adverse impact of child abuse and neglect, the research in this field within Australian child welfare systems is relatively scarce. What is needed is to understand the various challenges, barriers and limitations that face child abuse and neglect researchers and impede methodologically rigorous research within child welfare systems in Australia. This paper provides a brief overview of the key methodological limitations, barriers and challenges, as well as t..

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