Podcast: Child maltreatment

Dr. Ghayda Hassan will describe the key points of the Child Maltreatment review of the Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health Evidence-based clinical guidelines.

Ethnic minority children, possibly including recentlysettled immigrants and/or refugees are disproportionately over-screened (up to 8.75 times more likely), over-reported (up to four times more likely) for child maltreatment, and over-represented (up to 1.77 greater odds) among child protection service clients.

Immigrant and refugee families may be particularly vulnerable to potential harms consequent to false positive screens.

CMAJ Evidence review

Evidence Based Migrant Health Network