Journals and news

13
Apr
2015

Suffering from abuse during childhood increases chances of depression, above all in those adults who are genetically predisposed

Source: ScienceDaily

Study results demonstrate that individuals who have scarcely functional genes are particularly vulnerable to noxious effects that childhood abuse has upon general mood and as a risk factor in clinical depression.

09
Apr
2015

Domestic violence leaving children traumatised with mental health problems

Source: Canberra Times

"We know that the impact of witnessing domestic violence on young kids can be just as serious as the impact of actual physical violence...and that can impact on their development leading to emotional, behavioural or even learning difficulties." - Amanda Harris, ACATLGN Director 

09
Apr
2015

How traumatic life events during childhood affect diabetes

Source: TIME

Researchers say that traumatic life events can play a role in raising risk of type 1 diabetes.

08
Apr
2015

Trauma-informed judges take gentler approach, administer problem-solving justice to stop cycle of ACEs

Source: Social Justice Solutions

"Family courts that have adopted a trauma-informed approach have uncovered pervasive, multigenerational ACEs..."

07
Apr
2015

Newly AHN - CMU Designed “TF-CBT Triangle of Life” App Augments Evidence-based Therapy for Traumatized Children

Source: Allegheny Health Network

The 'TF-CBT Triangle of Life' is a new free mobile game app designed to teach traumatised children 8-12 years old healthy cognitive coping skills by letting them use their tablets or smart phones to practice the life skills learned in the therapist's office.

04
Apr
2015

Prenatal health and life outcomes: Unequal beginnings

Source: The Economist

A child's long-term well-being is more profoundly shaped by influences in pregnancy than used to be realised

03
Apr
2015

Adverse childhood experiences increase child's risk for asthma

Source: Healio

New study results show that exposure of a child to more ACEs, such as living with a divorced parent or someone with an alcohol/drug problem, may increase the odds of child for developing paediatric asthma.

02
Apr
2015

Mental health funding confirmed

Source: Office of Hon Sussan Ley MP

Minister for Health Sussan Ley has announced that mental health services will have their funding renewed for another 12 months.

01
Apr
2015

Bullied girls, but not boys, benefit from Mom's support

Source: ScienceDaily

In a study of children older than 8 years, researchers find that for girls, receiving a mother's affection and open communication significantly reduced the harmful effects of bullying.

01
Apr
2015

Girls gone bad: Can kids who bully learn to be better?

Source: University of Missouri

In a new pilot program, “Growing Interpersonal Relationships through Learning and Systemic Supports,” or GIRLSS, the researchers report they’ve been able to achieve a reduction in 'mean girl' behaviors such as gossiping, spreading rumors and exclusion.

30
Mar
2015

Family violence and child sex abuse widely under-reported in remote Indigenous communities, finds crime commission

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

An Australian Crime Commission taskforce investigating crime in remote areas from 2006-14 finds "the marginalised, closed and insular nature of some communities often allows domestic violence and child sexual abuse to go unchallenged."

27
Mar
2015

Intergenerational transmission of child abuse and neglect: Real or detection bias?

Source: Ars Technica

Study findings suggest that child protective services may be missing cases of abuse by focusing too much on families with known abuse histories.

23
Mar
2015

Confusion reigns over new 'permanent care orders' in NT

Source: ABC

Questions have been raised about these new laws that were introduced in February, giving foster carers similar rights to adoption, and transferring responsibility from the NT government to the carer.

22
Mar
2015

Sexual and indecent assaults by children against other children are on the rise

Source: Sunday Telegraph

Indecent assaults reported between school pupils has risen sharply in the past decade because children are unaware what constitutes appropriate behaviour.

20
Mar
2015

Suspensions lead to more marijuana use

Source: Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

International study findings suggest that schools can reduce marijuana use by “delivering abstinence messages, enforcing non-use policies, and adopting a remedial approach for policy violations rather than use of suspensions."

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