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Promotion of children's rights and prevention of child maltreatment. / Reading, Richard; Bissell, Susan; Goldhagen, Jeffrey; Harwin, Judith; Masson, Judith; Moynihan, Sian; Parton, Nigel; Pais, Marta Santos; Thoburn, June; Webb, Elspeth.

In: The Lancet, Vol. 373, No. 9660, 24.01.2009, p. 332-343.

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Reading, R, Bissell, S, Goldhagen, J, Harwin, J, Masson, J, Moynihan, S, Parton, N, Pais, MS, Thoburn, J & Webb, E 2009, 'Promotion of children's rights and prevention of child maltreatment', The Lancet, vol. 373, no. 9660, pp. 332-343. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(08)61709-2

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Reading, R., Bissell, S., Goldhagen, J., Harwin, J., Masson, J., Moynihan, S., Parton, N., Pais, M. S., Thoburn, J., & Webb, E. (2009). Promotion of children's rights and prevention of child maltreatment. The Lancet, 373(9660), 332-343. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(08)61709-2

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Reading R, Bissell S, Goldhagen J, Harwin J, Masson J, Moynihan S et al. Promotion of children's rights and prevention of child maltreatment. The Lancet. 2009 Jan 24;373(9660):332-343. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(08)61709-2

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Reading, Richard ; Bissell, Susan ; Goldhagen, Jeffrey ; Harwin, Judith ; Masson, Judith ; Moynihan, Sian ; Parton, Nigel ; Pais, Marta Santos ; Thoburn, June ; Webb, Elspeth. / Promotion of children's rights and prevention of child maltreatment. In: The Lancet. 2009 ; Vol. 373, No. 9660. pp. 332-343.

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