Journals and news

29
Nov
2014

Parents influence suicidal children more than bullies

Source: The Australian

An analysis of young people who contact Kids Helpline to discuss suicidal thoughts finds that most raise issues on mental health, with bullying, grief and physical abuse among top ten concerns.

27
Nov
2014

Child protection system 'overwhelmed' in NT, with spike in unresolved cases

Source: ABC

NT Commissioner's annual report reveal backlog of child protection cases in the territory has nearly tripled, likely affecting statistics on substantiations in the territory.  

25
Nov
2014

Suicide increasing among ACT children

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Analysis of ACT children deaths shows that around a quarter of suicide deaths over the past 5 years occurred in families known to child protection authorities.

24
Nov
2014

Abusive head trauma “dilemma”

Source: MJA

Experts say that clinicians need to recognise symptoms, signs and stories that may alert the possibility of abuse when treating head injuries in young children.

21
Nov
2014

Productivity Commission report shows widening gap in NSW child removals

Source: ABC

The report shows that in NSW the gap is widening as more Indigenous children are being removed from their families now as compared to a decade ago.

20
Nov
2014

Unstable child care can affect children by age four

Source: ScienceDaily

Disruptions in child care negatively affect children's social development as early as age 4. However, the study also shows that the effects of child care instability are not unduly large, and some types of instability appear to have no negative impact on children.

19
Nov
2014

Pregnancy and childbirth: why mental health care for parents is important

Source: MNT

A new series of articles highlight the importance of mental health care of parents during pregnancy and after childbirth.

19
Nov
2014

Social sensing game detects classroom bullies

Source: ScienceDaily

A social computer game created in the US can detect bullies, victims and bystanders, collecting data to better understand peer aggression in elementary school classrooms.

17
Nov
2014

Child abuse helpline calls quadruple: survivors wait decades to seek support

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

The study of helpline callers found that the most common age for abuse to occur was 6-10 years but many survivors wait 30+ years before seeking help. 

14
Nov
2014

Preventing domestic and family violence amongst high-risk groups

Source: CFCA

"The children’s study found that there is a limited number of prevention and early intervention activities that focus on the 0-8 year old age group, and there are significant gaps in the evidence regarding the effectiveness of prevention and early intervention activities aimed at this group."

13
Nov
2014

Life after stress: The biology of trauma And resilience

Source: New England Public Radio

Listen to this special documentary on emerging field of schience looking at ways trauma gets embedded in the body and brain, and who weathers it best.

12
Nov
2014

Applying ACEs to juvenile justice

Source: The Chronicle of Social Change

US childhood trauma conference panel agrees: Not only are the juvenile justice-involved youth more likely to come from abusive, broken homes -- going to juvenile hall is in itself a traumatic event for most kids.

09
Nov
2014

Boys who bully more likely to sexually harass 2 years later

Source: PsychCentral

This US study supoprts the existence of a 'bully-sexual violence pathway'. 

07
Nov
2014

Aboriginal elders call on governments to do more after 11yo suicide

Source: ABC

Interview with Northern Territory youth worker David Cole

06
Nov
2014

Child maltreatment and hypertension in young adulthood

Source: BioMed Central

This study finds that sexual abuse in early childhood is associate with hypertension in young women.

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