||This short course describes the public health approach to child maltreatment. It provides an overview of the scale of the problem, its consequences and costs, risk and protective factors for child maltreatment, and child maltreatment prevention strategies.
The aim of this course is to acquire a basic understanding of the public health approach to child maltreatment prevention, including:
- the importance of and need for evidence-based prevention strategies;
- the nature and main types of child maltreatment, the global and local epidemiology of child maltreatment and its consequences and costs;
- risk factors for child maltreatment in general and within the local context;
- child maltreatment prevention strategies, including implementation, evaluation, and scaling up of programmes and prevention readiness.