Additional Reading and Resources


VEGA Briefing Notes


VEGA Publications

Lewis, N.V., Feder, G.S., Howarth, E., Szilassy, E., McTavish, J.R., MacMillan, H.L., Wathen, C.N. (2018). Identification and initial response to children’s exposure to intimate partner violence: a qualitative synthesis of the perspectives of children, mothers and professionals. BMJ Open:8:e019761. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019761. Find the pdf here. (open access)


Afifi, T.O., McTavish, J., Turner, S., MacMillan, H.L., & Wathen, C.N. (2018). The relationship between child protection contact and mental health outcomes among Canadian adults with a child abuse history, Child Abuse & Neglect, 79, 22-30. Find the pdf here. (open access)

Kimber, M., Adham, S., Gill, S., McTavish, J., & MacMillan, H.L. (2018). The association between child exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) and perpetration of IPV in adulthood—A systematic review. Child Abuse & Neglect, 76, 273-286. Find the abstract here.

McTavish, J.R., Kimber, M., Devries, K., Colombini, M., MacGregor, J., Knight, L., Wathen, N., MacMillan, H. (2017). Mandated reporters’ experiences with reporting child maltreatment: a meta-synthesis of qualitative studies. BMJ Open; 7:e013942. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2016-013942. Find the pdf here. (open access)

Kimber M, MacMillan HL. Child psychological abuse. Pediatrics in Review 2017; 38(10):496-8.


PreVAiL Research Briefs

The following Research Briefs provide the “state of the evidence”:


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