Journals and news

30
Jun
2015

Adult mental health consequences of peer bullying and maltreatment in childhood: two cohorts in two countries

Source: The Lancet

Being bullied by peers in childhood had generally worse long-term adverse effects on young adults' mental health. These effects were not explained by poly-victimisation.

30
Jun
2015

Is it ADHD or trauma symptoms?

Source: NCTSN

Podcast: Heather C. Forkey, MD explains how children exposed to traumatic events can exhibit symptoms that overlap with ADHD and, in some cases, could result in inaccurate diagnosis. Dr Forkey will then suggest ways to talk about impulsive and disruptive behaviors with school staff and pediatricians to make sure that a child gets the services s/he needs.

29
Jun
2015

Child sex abuse inquiry: High turnover rate of foster families, youth workers leaves children vulnerable, royal commission hears

Source: ABC

Instability caused by the high turnover rate of foster families and youth workers leaves children in care vulnerable to being targeted by sexual predators, an inquiry has heard.

29
Jun
2015

Children from high conflict homes process emotion differently, could face social challenges

Source: ScienceDaily

Study finding suggests that children of parents who are frequently in conflict process emotional interactions differently and may face social challenges later in life compared with children from low conflict homes.

29
Jun
2015

Specialized therapy can aid traumatized children in developing nations

Source: EurekAlert

Study findings "demonstrate that evidence based treatments can be done in low-resource countries with good outcomes".

27
Jun
2015

Violence at home increases risk of migraine in children: Study

Source: MF Monitor

A new study has found that witnessing of domestic violence at home or subjected to physical or sexual abuse can put a child at risk of having migraine in adulthood by 60 percent.

09
Jun
2015

Childhood trauma levels in individuals attending adult mental health services: An evaluation of clinical records and structured measurement of childhood trauma

Source: Child Abuse & Neglect

This study finds a significant disparity exists in relation to the rates of childhood trauma on a validated structured questionnaire compared to documented reports in the clinical notes, with disparity most evident for individuals who experience emotional and physical neglect and child sexual abuse.

05
Jun
2015

Maternal child abuse ups comorbidity risk in ADHD kids

Source: Medscape

Spanish researchers report that children with ADHD have an increased risk for affectiive comorbidities if their mother suffered abuse as a child.

05
Jun
2015

New Children's Commissioner announced for the Northern Territory

Source: NT Government Newsroom

Media release: The Northern Territory Government has recommended a former Police Commander with more than 30 years’ experience in human services in the NT be appointed as the Children’s Commissioner.

03
Jun
2015

Cyberbullying less emotionally harmful to kids than traditional in-person harassment, study finds

Source: ScienceDaily

Contrary to popular belief, cyberbullying that starts and stays online is no more emotionally harmful to youngsters than harassment that only occurs in-person and may actually be less disturbing because it's likelier to be of shorter duration and not involve significant power imbalances, according to a US study.

02
Jun
2015

Childhood truama gets under the skin

Source: Medical Xpress

Long-term changes in immune function caused by childhood trauma could explain increased vulnerability to a range of health problems in later life.

02
Jun
2015

Nearly one-third of early adulthood depression could be linked to bullying in teenage years

Source: ScienceDaily

Frequently bullied teenagers had increased odds of depression later on in life compared with those who did not experience bullying. The association was the same for both males and females.

01
Jun
2015

Child protection workforce to expand in Victoria

Source: AIFS

The Department of Human Services has launched a campaign to recruit more than 110 new child protection workers in VIC.

27
May
2015

'Systemic deficiencies': Auditor-General slams DHHS child protection failures

Source: The Age

Victoria: Auditor-General J Doyle finds DHHS's early intervention system was characterised by a lack of oversight, and with the increase in complex cases the contracted agencies are faced with overwhelming demand to the detriment of vulnerable children.

27
May
2015

Strength-based parenting improves children's resilience and stress levels

Source: ScienceDaily

"While the importance of providing love and emotional support to children is well understood, we now know the importance of deliberately identifying and building strengths in our children."

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