The Australian Child Maltreatment Study



Last updated: 10/04/2024

The Australian Child Maltreatment Study includes the first national prevalence estimates of the five types of child maltreatment (physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect and exposure to domestic violence) and associated impacts generated in Australia.

  • The prevalence of all five types of child maltreatment among the Australian population and among young people aged 16- 24 years of age.
  • The prevalence of multi-type maltreatment among the Australian population and among young people aged 16-24 years of age.
  • The associations between experiences of child maltreatment and mental health disorders (major depressive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol use disorder)
  • The associations between experiences of child maltreatment and health risk behaviours including suicide and non-suicidal self-injury (self-harm), binge drinking, cannabis dependence, obesity and smoking.
  • The associations between experiences of child maltreatment and health service use.

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