Preventing Child Maltreatment: A guide to taking action and generating evidence

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International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect,WHO, World Health Organization

Developed by the World Health Organization, this guide is intended for policy-makers and programme planners working at national, provincial and municipal levels in the sectors of health, social services and the law. It was developed specifically to address the need for more rigorous evaluations of current interventions on child maltreatment, including the provision of services for victims.

The growing global and national visibility of child maltreatment has inspired more programming. The main objective of this guide is to provide technical advice for setting up policies and programmes for child maltreatment prevention and victim services that take into account existing evidence on the effectiveness of interventions and that use the scientific principles of the public health approach – as specified by the World Health Organization.

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