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Use research, genetics to help mistreated children

Published: 16 Nov 2012

Governments need to do a better job of tracking and pinpointing which of a myriad of social programs would best help children cope with abuse in their early years, says a study released Thursday. […] Niko Trocme, a social work professor at McGill University and panel member, said each year social agencies receive reports of potential maltreatment of about 200,000 children across Canada. Agencies estimate they provide services to only about 27 per cent of those kids, Trocme said. "We're not doing a particularly good job of figuring out which of those 200,000 should be the focus of our efforts," he said.

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