The Australian Childhood Maltreatment Study

The Australian Child Maltreatment Study (ACMS) conducted by Haslam et al. (2023) provides the first nationally representative data on the prevalence of child maltreatment in Australia. Results indicate alarmingly high prevalence rates of various forms of child maltreatment, emphasising the need for trauma-informed care in child and family services to address its complex impact on children's wellbeing.

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