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Interventions to halt child abuse in Aboriginal communities

Fiona J Stanley, Dorothy A Scott and Melissa O’Donnell
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (8): 472.
Published online: 15 October 2007

To the Editor: The recent editorial by Ring and Wenitong1 about interventions to prevent child abuse in the Northern Territory highlights the importance of treating the causes as well as the symptoms. This is true not only for children in remote Aboriginal communities, but for all children across Australia.

  • Fiona J Stanley1
  • Dorothy A Scott2
  • Melissa O’Donnell1

  • 1 Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA.
  • 2 Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA.

Correspondence: melissao@ichr.uwa.edu.au

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