News & journals

09
Apr
2015
Source: Canberra Times

"We know that the impact of witnessing domestic violence on young kids can be just as serious as the impact of actual physical violence...and that can impact on their development leading to emotional, behavioural or even learning difficulties." - Amanda Harris, ACATLGN Director 

09
Apr
2015
Source: TIME

Researchers say that traumatic life events can play a role in raising risk of type 1 diabetes.

08
Apr
2015
Source: Social Justice Solutions

"Family courts that have adopted a trauma-informed approach have uncovered pervasive, multigenerational ACEs..."

07
Apr
2015
Source: Allegheny Health Network

The 'TF-CBT Triangle of Life' is a new free mobile game app designed to teach traumatised children 8-12 years old healthy cognitive coping skills by letting them use their tablets or smart phones to practice the life skills learned in the therapist's office.

04
Apr
2015
Source: The Economist

A child's long-term well-being is more profoundly shaped by influences in pregnancy than used to be realised

03
Apr
2015
Source: Healio

New study results show that exposure of a child to more ACEs, such as living with a divorced parent or someone with an alcohol/drug problem, may increase the odds of child for developing paediatric asthma.

02
Apr
2015
Source: Office of Hon Sussan Ley MP

Minister for Health Sussan Ley has announced that mental health services will have their funding renewed for another 12 months.

01
Apr
2015
Source: ScienceDaily

In a study of children older than 8 years, researchers find that for girls, receiving a mother's affection and open communication significantly reduced the harmful effects of bullying.

01
Apr
2015
Source: University of Missouri

In a new pilot program, “Growing Interpersonal Relationships through Learning and Systemic Supports,” or GIRLSS, the researchers report they’ve been able to achieve a reduction in 'mean girl' behaviors such as gossiping, spreading rumors and exclusion.

30
Mar
2015
Source: Sydney Morning Herald

An Australian Crime Commission taskforce investigating crime in remote areas from 2006-14 finds "the marginalised, closed and insular nature of some communities often allows domestic violence and child sexual abuse to go unchallenged."

27
Mar
2015
Source: Ars Technica

Study findings suggest that child protective services may be missing cases of abuse by focusing too much on families with known abuse histories.

23
Mar
2015
Source: ABC

Questions have been raised about these new laws that were introduced in February, giving foster carers similar rights to adoption, and transferring responsibility from the NT government to the carer.

22
Mar
2015
Source: Sunday Telegraph

Indecent assaults reported between school pupils has risen sharply in the past decade because children are unaware what constitutes appropriate behaviour.

20
Mar
2015
Source: Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

International study findings suggest that schools can reduce marijuana use by “delivering abstinence messages, enforcing non-use policies, and adopting a remedial approach for policy violations rather than use of suspensions."

19
Mar
2015
Source: communityNet

UQ research finds that patients with early psychosis report high rates of childhood trauma, and faced higher levels of depression, anxiety and stress.

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