Journals and news

22
Aug
2015

Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children's genes

Source: The Guardian

New finding is first example in humans of the theory of epigenetic inheritance: the idea that environmental factors can affect the genes of your children

20
Aug
2015

Maltreated children’s brains show ‘encouraging’ ability to regulate emotions

Source: University of Washington

“They were just as able as other children to modulate their emotional responses when they were taught strategies for doing so,” said study’s lead author. “That’s very encouraging.”

20
Aug
2015

Report says children as young as seven sexually abused, exploited in state care

Source: The Age

Commissioner for Children and Young People Bernie Geary's inquiry finds reports that child sexual abuse is rife in Victoria's residential care units.

17
Aug
2015

Imaging study looks at brain effects of early adversity, mental health disorders

Source: ScienceDaily

Adversity during the first six years of life was associated with higher levels of childhood internalizing symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, in a group of boys, as well as altered brain structure in late adolescence between the ages of 18 and 21, study finds.

16
Aug
2015

Territory reforms to childhood out-of-home care continue

Source: Brsibane Times

Changes to the ACT government's childhood out-of-home care policies will this month see the first external tender awarded, coming six months into the roll-out of the innovative child-health passport. 

14
Aug
2015

Domestic violence: young survivor teaches youth prevention

Source: ABC 91.7

Surviving domestic violence has inspired one young Gold Coast woman to help teach other young people to identify and stand up to it in their own lives.

13
Aug
2015

What’s in a name? Online child abuse material is not ‘pornography’

Source: The Conversation

This article argues key problems with not calling these images what they are - online child abuse material, or child exploitation material.

12
Aug
2015

Abused children may exhibit patterns of behavior that predict crime as adults

Source: Medical Daily

Certain patterns of behavior for abused children may be a predictor of later crime, a study suggests.

12
Aug
2015

Acting on family violence: how the health system can step up

Source: The Conversation

Some recommendations on how the  health system can play a vital role in ensuring appropriate first-line response to victims of family violence.

11
Aug
2015

ACT government responds to new Canberra domestic violence report with a call for increased awareness

Source: Canberra Times

The government agreed to all 33 recommendations from the April Domestic and Family Violence, including Sexual Assault, in the ACT report in some form, acknowledging the impact of the issue on women and children.

08
Aug
2015

ACT domestic violence workers trained to better respond to technological abuse

Source: Canberra Times

Frontline domestic violence workers in the ACT will be trained to protect women and their children whose violent ex-partners have used technology to stalk, intimidate and harass them.

08
Aug
2015

New research shedding light on sex abuse committed by mothers against their sons

Source: ABC News

Doctoral research investigates the psychotherapeutic needs of men and boys who have been sexually abused by their biological mother.

07
Aug
2015

A revised inventory of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Source: Child Abuse & Neglect

"This study examines whether the items from the original Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) scale can be improved in their prediction of health outcomes by adding some additional widely recognized childhood adversities"

06
Aug
2015

Childhood physical, sexual abuse linked to ulcerative colitis

Source: ScienceDaily

Canadian study findings show odds of ulcerative colitis were more than two times higher for adults who reported being exposed to childhood physical or sexual abuse.

05
Aug
2015

Experts lash report into proposed change to child protection law

Source: Herald Sun

Child advocates have slammed a parliamentary report investigating a proposed change to controversial child protection laws in Victoria.

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