Early in life outcomes of children of mothers with child protection system involvement. What factors are protective and what factors predict poorer infant outcomes?

  • Segal, Leonie (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Armfield, Jason (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Johnston, David (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Amos, Jackie (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Haddad, Leanne (Associate Investigator (AI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The project will explore how a history of CPS involvement in a mother impacts on the early-life outcomes of their child. A large South Australian linked dataset, already established by the researchers to describe the consequences of child maltreatment, (the iCAN study) will be used to explore a range of second-generation outcomes. (Extending the first-generation focus of the iCAN study.) It is postulated that while many children of mothers with child maltreatment history will experience a range of negative outcomes, this will not be universal. What might explain the differences? What attributes might be protective or what might exacerbate harms? This variation provides the basis for identifying and modelling options for disrupting the expected poor early-life health and social outcomes of these children.
Effective start/end date1/01/2031/12/20