Child maltreatment and school outcomes
Dr Rhiannon Pilkington
The University of Adelaide
In 2012-13 there were 19,120 child protection notifications in South Australia (AIHW, 2014). By the age of 16, 1 in every 4 children will have had a child protection notification, and 1 in 20 will have had that notification substantiated (Hirte, 2008). Child maltreatment is common, and likely to have detrimental short and long-term consequences.
This will be the first study in SA to investigate the developmental, academic, and behavioural outcomes in school according to the type and timing of exposure to child maltreatment.