Journals and news

19
May
2015

Oregon scientists say preparing foster kids for school lessens impact of moves

Source: University of Oregon

US study clarifies the impact of changing schools experienced by children in foster care and how getting them ready to enter the school system can limit the damage.

18
May
2015

Domestic violence: Victorian Government launches family violence index to track scale of crisis

Source: ABC

VIC Government launches world-first violence index to give a better picture of the scale of the problem.

18
May
2015

How children's brains develop - new insights

Source: UNICEF Connect

Neuroscientists meet at UNICEF NY where they provide insights into why early childhood development is so important for individual and societal development, and impart 3 key messages.

14
May
2015

Bullying: What we know based on 40 years of research

Source: ScienceDaily

"A special issue of American Psychologist provides a comprehensive review of over 40 years of research on bullying among school age youth, documenting the current understanding of the complexity of the issue and suggesting directions for future research."

12
May
2015

Back off, bullies!

Source: Student Science

Study finds higher risk of mental health problems among the bullied than the maltreated, but "it is most important to preent all such abuse of children in  the first place, whether by kids or adults.

12
May
2015

Frequent drinkers are more likely to neglect supervising their children

Source: UCLA

UCLA study finds that adults who drink alcoholic beverages frequently are more likely than others to physically neglect their children ie. fail to provide adequate care for their children.

11
May
2015

Domestic violence laws broadened to include offences witnessed by children, ACT Attorney-General says

Source: ABC

Reforms to the ACT's domestic violence laws will include children seeing or hearing violence as having been directly harmed.

09
May
2015

Minister - Child protection panel and extra police officers to start work

Source: Reliefweb

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has established a Child Protection Panel to provide independent advice on child protection in immigration detention and regional processing centres (RPCs) and four additional Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers will travel to Nauru to advise local police.

05
May
2015

Childhood maltreatment linked to sleep problems among adults

Source: ScienceDaily

A Canadian study finds that individuals who experienced multiple incidents of childhood maltreatment were more than two times as likely to have trouble sleeping later in life.

03
May
2015

Young people think friends are more at risk of cyberbullying

Source: ScienceDaily

Young people are aware of the risks of cyberbullying but perceive others as being more at risk than themselves. Young women are more vulnerable to this perception than young men.

24
Apr
2015

Failing to provide for kids leads to aggression and delinquency, according to new study

Source: MNT

A new study shows that child neglect, particularly failure to provide a child's basic needs, linked to later aggression and delinquency in adolescence. As prevention, researchers suggest providing interventions that improve their social skills.

22
Apr
2015

Study links adverse childhood experiences (ACE) to pediatric asthma

Source: Medical Xpress

The study finds that children exposed to one ACE had a 28 percent increase in reported asthma compared to those without ACEs, with rates increasing with each additional ACE.

18
Apr
2015

DOHA: At UN conference, UN agencies urge Member States to act on new standards for eliminating violence against children

Source: UN News Centre

The new set of international standards adopted in December 2014 aim not only to improve the effectiveness of the criminal justice system in preventing and responding to violence against children but also to protect them against any violence that may result from their contact with that system.

16
Apr
2015

Adverse childhood events appear to increase the risk of being a hypertensive adult

Source: ScienceDaily

Children who experience multiple traumatic events have higher blood pressures as young adults than their peers. The new study reemphasises how adverse events are common, and findings suggest a cumulative effect.

14
Apr
2015

Leaked Federal Government mental health report recommends redirecting $1 billion from acute hospital care to community-based services

Source: ABC

The report finds "major deficiencies in the response [received] by many of those seeking help for suicidal thinking, attempts or bereavement" and calls for a major overhaul of mental health funding.

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