"A special issue of American Psychologist provides a comprehensive review of over 40 years of research on bullying among school age youth, documenting the current understanding of the complexity of the issue and suggesting directions for future research."
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has established a Child Protection Panel to provide independent advice on child protection in immigration detention and regional processing centres (RPCs) and four additional Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers will travel to Nauru to advise local police.
A new study shows that child neglect, particularly failure to provide a child's basic needs, linked to later aggression and delinquency in adolescence. As prevention, researchers suggest providing interventions that improve their social skills.
The new set of international standards adopted in December 2014 aim not only to improve the effectiveness of the criminal justice system in preventing and responding to violence against children but also to protect them against any violence that may result from their contact with that system.
Children who experience multiple traumatic events have higher blood pressures as young adults than their peers. The new study reemphasises how adverse events are common, and findings suggest a cumulative effect.
Study results demonstrate that individuals who have scarcely functional genes are particularly vulnerable to noxious effects that childhood abuse has upon general mood and as a risk factor in clinical depression.