Mental Health Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN); The Case Among Parents in Malaysia

Journal of Health and Medical Sciences

ISSN 2622-7258

Published: 23 October 2018

Mental Health Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN); The Case Among Parents in Malaysia

Sulaiman Suhaila, Mohamed Basharudin, Che Wail Abdul Hadi, Mohamed Shahadan Salleh, Yusoff Khairul Nizan, Mohd Isa Mohd Yaziz

Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia

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10.31014/aior.1994.01.01.3

Abstract

This is a study on the state of awareness of Child Abuse & Neglect (CAN) from 2012 to 2017 among parents in Malaysia. The study background is based on cases to the Department of Social Welfare according to the various types of CAN. The results show over the years an increasing number of reports. The study finds evidence that it is not an uncommon phenomenon in the country, in particular, physical maltreatment, neglect, and emotional maltreatment. It can be concluded that it is very crucial that CAN cases be monitored and managed properly and follow-up actions can be taken to educate parents about CAN.

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