The economic costs of child abuse and neglect, June 2012
It finds that the direct economic costs of child abuse and neglect are substantial. The additional costs associated with long-term effects of child abuse and neglect make the prevention of child abuse and neglect a priority. More importantly, the prevention of child abuse and neglect is a critical priority because of the social costs of child abuse and neglect and the imperative to prevent children from experiencing its devastating effects.
This paper was updated by Deborah Scott, Research Fellow with the Child Family Community Australia information exchange at the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Previous editions have been compiled by Leah Bromfield, Prue Holzer, Alister Lamont, Katie Kovaks and Nick Richardson.
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