The prevalence and impact of child maltreatment in Australia: Findings from the Australian Child Maltreatment Study
Please join us for this special annual event named in honour of Ms Leneen Forde AO who led the 1999 Inquiry into Abuse of Children in Queensland Institutions.
This is an opportunity to hear from two of the Chief Investigators of the Australian Child Maltreatment Study (ACMS). ACMS measured experiences of child maltreatment in 8500 Australians and examined their association with mental illness, health risk behaviours and health service use. ACMS demonstrates that child maltreatment is endemic in Australia and although it has changed over time, child maltreatment remains strongly associated with mental illness, substance use, self harm and suicidality. The results of ACMS are of immense importance to the Australian community and critical to anyone who values the safety and wellbeing of children.
The Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland (CPPAQ) aims to improve interdisciplinary professional collaboration in the child protection system in Queensland.