Journals and news

19
Mar
2015

Childhood trauma linked to early psychosis later in life

Source: communityNet

UQ research finds that patients with early psychosis report high rates of childhood trauma, and faced higher levels of depression, anxiety and stress.

17
Mar
2015

What should parents do if their child is bullied at school?

Source: The Conversation

Recent research show that supportive parenting and family relationships are protective factors from the risk and effects of bullying.

16
Mar
2015

Emotional trauma’s surprising effect on children

Source: Cleveland Clinic

A new study finds that emotional trauma at a young age may cause changes to the brain that are similar to head injury.

16
Mar
2015

Funding boost to move more Victorian children out of residential care

Source: ABC

Victoria's children in residential care will be moved into approved family homes, following a $43m package of reforms. Children are expected to benefit from the funding from April.

10
Mar
2015

Abuse royal commission told of thousands of new child abuse cases

Source: The Australian

“The number of children who cannot live safely at home is increasing (and) children coming into care are younger and staying in care younger.”

10
Mar
2015

Trauma can be inherited: Why the descendants of Holocaust survivors suffer altered stress hormones

Source: Salon

A recent study on Holocaust survivors find similar results as other epigenetic studies - that the effects of certain experiences during childhood are enduring in individuals and sometimes even across generations.

03
Mar
2015

ADHD plus childhood trauma heightens risk for self-harm, suicide

Source: ScienceDaily

New research finds that young women with ADHD who have been exposed to maltreatment in childhood/adolesence are at greater risk of self-injury, eating disorders and suicide compared to those with ADHD who have not been maltreated.

02
Mar
2015

Bullying starts early - with parents and babies

Source: ACEs Too High

"Adults often don’t realize that child bullying is learned from adults."

25
Feb
2015

Essential role for pediatricians in care of sexual exploitation victims

Source: Medical Xpress

Paediatricians have a role to play in identification and treatment of victims of child sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), according to a clinical report.

25
Feb
2015

Victorian schools must meet minimum child safety standards or face deregistration

Source: The Age

VIC Education Minister said the reforms would prompt every school to look at what they could do to reduce the risk of child abuse.

24
Feb
2015

Concern about new foster care laws in the NT

Source: ABC

An Aboriginal peak body has concerns about a new 'permanent care order' that transfers parental rights to carers.

24
Feb
2015

Victoria removes time limits on civil claims over child sex abuse

Source: The Guardian

New laws being introduced in the Victorian parliament today will remove the time limit on when child abuse victims can bring their civil claims to court.

19
Feb
2015

Detained children risk life-long physical and mental harm

Source: The Conversation

Uncertainty and harsh conditions of detention exacerbate the physical and mental health conditions of child refugees and asylum seekers in immigration detention centres.

17
Feb
2015

Helping children through medical procedures

Source: ABC RN

This piece looks at how parents can help their children cope with often painful and scary medical tests/treatments.

09
Feb
2015

A biomarker for childhood emotional trauma?

Source: Consult QD

(Neuroscience) Protein S100B may indicate blood-brain barrier disruption from severe psychological stress.

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