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Intimate partner violence (IPV) and child welfare

Supplementary readings relevant to topics and practice areas covered in the IPV/VAW course


According to the most recent Canadian Incidence Study data available, exposure to IPV is the largest category of substantiated child maltreatment in the country. In 2008, 41% of all substantiated investigations involved exposure to IPV. 

In Ontario, exposure to IPV is also the largest category of substantiated child maltreatment, with almost half (48%) of all substantiated investigations involving exposure to IPV as the primary form of maltreatment.

IPV and child welfare

Incidence of IPV