Child protection: a universal concern and a permanent challenge in the field of child and adolescent mental health. Joerg M. Fegert and Manuela Stötzel
This editorial in the journal, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health argues that ongoing efforts are needed, supported by adequate funding, to conduct fundamental research into the prevention and the consequences of traumatization in childhood. These
efforts need to include the implementation of monitoring systems and epidemiology studies, so that data can be monitored and assessed in a comparable way across different
countries. Prevention and intervention strategies need to be developed, and approaches that are found to be successful need to be implemented on a larger scale.
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