Journals and news

04
Feb
2015

Child abuse costs Australia $9b a year, report commissioned by Adults Surviving Child Abuse finds

Source: ABC

"For people working in the area, who understand the devastating repercussions of abuse, to hear that the associated trauma is costing Australia $9 billion a year is not that shocking," Dr Kezelman said.

04
Feb
2015

Children's hunger born from mother's truama

Source: Health Canal

Study results suggest a relationship between exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and household food insecurity among mothers of young children.

04
Feb
2015

The Sydney siege: courage, compassion and connectedness

Source: MJA

(Opinion) "Recognising and responding with both our strengths and vulnerabilities to help get through times of distress"

29
Jan
2015

Child maltreatment not a clear path to adult crime

Source: Medical Xpress

Researchers believe that it's a combination of factors, not just childhood abuse and maltreatment, which leads to involvement in crime. They also found that later positive life experiences, ie. graduating high school, getting married, were protective factors that reduced involvement with crime.  

27
Jan
2015

Child neglect linked with changes to brain's white matter

Source: MNT

Researchers find that early intervention may support long-term remediation of white matter changes.

23
Jan
2015

Changing course

Source: CT Mirror

This article, a second in a four-part series, discusses how nurturing caregivers can make a significant difference in how adversity affects children who have experienced truama.

23
Jan
2015

Recognising truama and isolation

Source: CT Mirror

This is the last installment of a four-part series.  "We’re looking for people to understand, when they see a kid, rather than asking, ‘What’s wrong with them?’ we want them to know to ask, ‘What’s happened to them?’"

22
Jan
2015

Cultural advisors for children in care

Source: SNAICC

In a groundbreaking initiative the ACT Government has appointed five cultural advisors to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care.

22
Jan
2015

From brain science to stop & shop

Source: CT Mirror

The third of four, this piece highlights prevention to protect children from potential consequences of exposure to adversities.

22
Jan
2015

The long reach of childhood trauma

Source: CT Mirror

The first of a four-part series on the mental and physiological effects of childhood trauma.

20
Jan
2015

Connection between childhood adversity, psychiatric disorders seen at cellular level

Source: ScienceDaily

New study provides evidence that childhood adversity is associated with shorter telomeres and higher mtDNA content, important biological changes that may represent advanced cellular aging.

18
Jan
2015

Children and emergencies: how to prepare your children for the threat of a natural disaster

Source: ABC Emergency

Pscyhologist Susie Burke on preparing children for an emergency.

18
Jan
2015

Rat study suggests abuse-related cues could reduce adult stress

Source: MNT

"Our findings suggest that trauma-linked cues have an unexpected positive value in adulthood (i.e., antidepressant properties) and may provide insight as to why victims of childhood abuse are attracted to abuse-related cues," the authors conclude.

14
Jan
2015

Groundbreaking “Coalition to Support Grieving Students” releases first-ever bereavement resource for educators

Source: BusinessWire

Press release: New multimedia resource for educators and school professionals to better support their grieving students.

13
Jan
2015

Most child-abuse victims are babies under a year old

Source: New Zealand Herald

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