Vulnerability within families headed by teen and young adult mothers investigated by child welfare services in Canada.

@article{Hovdestad2015VulnerabilityWF,
  title={Vulnerability within families headed by teen and young adult mothers investigated by child welfare services in Canada.},
  author={Wendy E. Hovdestad and Margot E. Shields and Gabriela Noem{\'i} Williams and Lil Tonmyr},
  journal={Health promotion and chronic disease prevention in Canada : research, policy and practice},
  year={2015},
  volume={35 8-9},
  pages={143-50}
}
INTRODUCTION Young mothers' families are at increased risk of child maltreatment and other poor health and social outcomes. METHODS Chi-square analyses of pooled child welfare services data from the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (CIS-2003; CIS-2008) were used to compare 284 teen mothers (18 years or younger) and 800 young mothers (19-21 years) and their families with 5752 families where the mother was 22 years or older. RESULTS Twenty-six percent of young… CONTINUE READING
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