Debbie A Scott

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BACKGROUND Internationally, research on child maltreatment-related injuries has been hampered by a lack of available routinely collected health data to identify cases, examine causes, identify risk factors and explore health outcomes. Routinely collected hospital separation data coded using the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health(More)
BACKGROUND International data on child maltreatment are largely derived from child protection agencies, and predominantly report only substantiated cases of child maltreatment. This approach underestimates the incidence of maltreatment and makes inter-jurisdictional comparisons difficult. There has been a growing recognition of the importance of health(More)
BACKGROUND While child maltreatment is recognised as a global problem, solid epidemiological data on the prevalence of child maltreatment and risk factors associated with child maltreatment is lacking in Australia and internationally. There have been recent calls for action to improve the evidence-base capturing and describing child abuse, particularly(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate family members' experiences of involvement in a previous study (conducted August 1995 to June 1997) following their child's diagnosis with Ewing's sarcoma. DESIGN Retrospective survey, conducted between 1 November and 30 November 1997, using a postal questionnaire. PARTICIPANTS Eighty-one of 97 families who had previously(More)
OBJECTIVES This article reviews research, policy and programming in Australia, Canada and the US on the child welfare response to EDV. METHOD The review draws on searches of standard research databases, interviews with researchers and practitioners, and the authors' own research. RESULTS Although EDV is underreported, across studies 7% to 23% of youths(More)
The second year of life is a time of rapid developmental changes. This paper aims to describe the pattern of unintentional injuries to one-year old children in three-month age bands to better understand the risks associated with developmental stages and, therefore, identify opportunities for proactive prevention. Injury surveillance data were used to(More)
of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is(More)
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