Child Maltreatment: Implications for Development & Approaches to Prevention

Harriet MacMillan, MD

ACEs, Trauma-Informed Care, Social Policy, Service Delivery, Brain Architecture, Stress

June 2010

Dr. Harriet MacMillan, from the Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University, provides an overview of the scientific background behind child maltreatment and impairment. She follows up with a discussion of prevention programs for child maltreatment and programs to prevent its recurrence. Dr. MacMillan proposes the Nurse Family Partnership Program as a particularly successful U.S.-based program that should be implemented in Canada to prevent physical abuse.

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