Journals and news

10
Oct
2013

Explaining lower rates of sexual abuse in China

Source: Child Abuse & Neglect

A commentary on factors that could account for lower rates in China vs international rates of abuse.

10
Oct
2013

The prevalence and impact of child maltreatment and other types of victimization in the UK: Findings from a population survey of caregivers, children and young people and young adults

Source: Child Abuse & Neglect

This paper finds that maltreatment rates for children under 18 are greater than substantiated child maltreatment in the UK.

07
Oct
2013

Polyvictimization and its relationship to symptoms of psychopathology in a southern European sample of adolescent outpatients

Source: Child Abuse & Neglect

This study examines the relationship between accumulated experiences of victimisation and symptoms of psychopathology in adolescent outpatients.

07
Oct
2013

The truth is that the effects of child abuse are long-lasting, not just on its victims but on the health system's bottom line

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

This article discusses consequences of child abuse that persists into adulthood as well its long-term economic costs for the health system

01
Oct
2013

Evidence based treatments for traumatised children and adolescents (PDF, 207KB)

Source: Current Psychiatry Reports

This paper reviews the evidence base of a number of therapies used to treat trauma in children and young people.

01
Oct
2013

Examining the relationship between childhood abuse and neglect and outcomes in adulthood

Source: Child Abuse and Neglect

This issue of the Journal features the latest research on adult outcomes following trauma in childhood. 

01
Oct
2013

Interrupting Child Maltreatment Across Generations Through Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships

Source: Journal of Adolescent Health, Supplement

This supplement investigates safe, stable, nurturing relationships (SSNRs) and social contexts in the cycle of child maltreatment accross generations.

26
Sep
2013

A toxic legacy

Source: The Age National

This article discusses the emerging phenomenon of 'toxic stress' in children who experience prolonged domestic abuse and neglect and the benefits of early intervention and nurturing relationships.

26
Sep
2013

Growing up as a war veterans child

Source: ABC

ABC radio features 9 interviews with the children of war veterans, from the age of 12 years and up. 

26
Sep
2013

iPod to monitor young trauma victims

Source: Herald Sun

Researchers in Melbourne are using iPods as a tool in measuring how well children and young people do after trauma. 

25
Sep
2013

A Childs Experience of Her Mother Going to Prison

Source: BBC

Every year, many thousands of children experience separation from a mother who is sent to prison, a trauma which in many cases can also mean losing their home.

25
Sep
2013

Cognitive - Behavioural Therapy helps traumatized kids heal

Source: PsychCentral

From PsychCentral, this news report is on a new study on CBT that has reduced the distress experienced by child victims of war and sexual violence.

25
Sep
2013

Positive relationship factors may help break cycle of child maltreatment

Source: HealthCanal

A special supplement of the Journal of Adolescent Health has been released with focus on safe, stable, nurturing relationships (SSNRs) and social contexts in the cycle of child maltreatment accross generations.

25
Sep
2013

The saddest dilemma

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

This news article discusses the difficulties that child protection workers face in responding to vulnerable children.

24
Sep
2013

Researchers identify pre-school kids with increased risk of trauma early after an accident

Source: News Medical

Screening instrument has been able to aid professionals to identify pre-school children at risk of long-term PTSD

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