Child Abuse pp 93-109 | Cite as

Professional Intervention in the Family

  • M. A. Somerville
Part of the Medicolegal Library book series (MEDICOLEGAL, volume 1)


Maltreatment of children, including child abuse, and the often related problem of juvenile delinquency are serious and disturbing issues. Juvenile delinquency has been regarded for some time by federal Canadian law, as an area needing special consideration, treatment and rules.1 Likewise, there have been provincial child welfare acts. But recently the law has been used to set up special structures to deal with child abuse and neglect, for example in the provinces of Quebec2 and Ontario.3


Child Abuse Child Welfare Criminal Code Juvenile Delinquency Professional Intervention 
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