Child Maltreatment PSP (Canada)

One in every 3 Canadians (32%) report that they were exposed to some form of child maltreatment, including physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse, neglect and intergenerational trauma. 

About the Child Maltreatment Priority Setting Partnership (Canada)

Child maltreatment is a  leading cause of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress symptoms. Risk factors for child maltreatment, including parent mental distress and family stress, have increased two-fold during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Working with youths (18 to 30 years), caregivers, and clinicians, the PSP will identify and prioritise uncertainties about child maltreatment, its assessment, treatment, and prevention.

Key documents

These documents set out the aims, objectives and commitments of the PSP.