Professional Intervention in the Family
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
KeywordsChild Abuse Child Welfare Criminal Code Juvenile Delinquency Professional Intervention
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