Journal article

Year of publication / 2024

Prevalence and Patterns of Maltreatment, Childhood Adversity, and Mental Health Disorders in an Australian Out-Of-Home Care Sample

Care experienced Mental disorders Mental health OOHC Out-of-home care Prevalence

This paper compares the prevalence and patterns of child maltreatment and mental health disorders between those with and without out-of-home care experience. Results showed those with care experience reported high maltreatment and a higher prevalence of mental health outcomes.

The paper, led by Lottie Harris, was published in Child Maltreatment. It is available via open access here.

Suggested citation

Harris, L. G., Higgins, D. J., Willis, M. L., Lawrence, D., Mathews, B., Thomas, H. J., … & Haslam, D. M. (2024). The prevalence and patterns of maltreatment, childhood adversity, and mental health disorders in an Australian out-of-home care sample. Child Maltreatment, 10775595241246534.