Journals and news

03
Aug
2015

Is your child less likely to be bullied in a private school?

Source: The Conversation

"There is bullying at all schools. A number of factors impact a child’s risk of being targeted for bullying. These include school management, the child’s social and emotional skills, support from friends and the parenting they receive."

31
Jul
2015

Education Qld school child abuse: hundreds of cases not passed to police

Source: Brisbane Times

A coding error when the OneSchool reporting system was implemented early this year meant some principal-reported cases received a notification their report had been accepted by the police, but the reports never made it to police servers.

30
Jul
2015

How trauma and resilience cross generations

Source: On Being

Podcast: Genetics describes DNA sequencing, but epigenetics sees that genes can be turned on and off and expressed differently through changes in environment and behavior. Rachel Yehuda is a pioneer in understanding how the effects of stress and trauma can transmit biologically, beyond cataclysmic events, to the next generation.

29
Jul
2015

Cumulative childhood risk and adult functioning in abused and neglected children grown up

Source: Development and Psychopathology

Study finds exposure to a greater number of childhood risk factors was significantly related to fewer years of education, more anxiety and depression symptomatology, and more criminal arrests in adulthood.

29
Jul
2015

Poverty, housedhold chaos, and interparental aggression predict children's ability to recognize and modulate negative emotions

Source: Development and Psychopathology

Analyses revealed that exposure to greater levels of interparental conflict, more chaos in the household, and a higher number of years in poverty can be empirically distinguished as key contributors to 58-month old's ability to recognise and modulate negative emotion.

29
Jul
2015

Very extensive nonmaternal care predicts mother-infant attachment disorganization: Convergent evidence from two samples

Source: Development and Psychopathology

Study findings suggest that during a sensitive period of attachment formation, infants who spend more than 60 hours per week in nonmaternal care may be at an increased risk of formaing a disorganised attachment.

27
Jul
2015

Royal commission: Family Court reforms urged to improve children's safety

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Family courts lack of information about parents' history of family violence when deciding on parenting orders for their children. "There is a potential for greater risk to children in these matters."

26
Jul
2015

Tool helps practitioners spot first signs of abuse and neglect

Source: NurseryWorld

A new protocol has been designed by a Europe-wide team to help uncover hidden domestic violence in infants.

24
Jul
2015

Schools to teach students about domestic violence prevention

Source: The Educator

"As of Term 1 next year, NSW schools will teach students in Years eight to 10 about how to recognise - and possibly prevent - domestic violence in their households."

22
Jul
2015

First assessment for grieving youth developed

Source: Science Daily

US researchers release the first test ever constructed to assess Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder—a problematic syndrome of grief.  The new assessment tool, called the PCBD Checklist for Youth, was developed for children who are having difficulty coping with a death.

18
Jul
2015

Family violence royal commission: the seven lessons learned so far

Source: The Guardian

Lesson #3: The impact on children begins early, and it's insidious

16
Jul
2015

Trauma and Adversity in the Lives of Children and Adolescents Attending a Mental Health Service

Source: Children Australia

"Although childhood trauma and family adversity can increase vulnerability to serious mental health problems, uncertainty exists about the nature and prevalence in a clinical population. This embedded research aims to establish the prevalence of trauma and adversity in young people seeking help from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)."

14
Jul
2015

Children's brains changed by severe family violence, royal commission hears

Source: ABC

Children can literally sense fear through skin contact with their parents and are impacted by violence into adulthood.

13
Jul
2015

Strong family bonds improve negative effects of domestic violence

Source: Healio

Strong family bonds was found to help raise self-esteem and reduce anxiety in young people exposed to parental/caregiver domestic violence. This protective effect occured when violence was physical or psychological.

30
Jun
2015

83 children die from domestic violence in last decade: NSW Ombudsman

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

"Our child death review work has shown there is a clear link between familial fatal abuse of children and perpetrators who were already known serious violent offenders" Ombudsman Barbour said.

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