Journals and news

04
Jan
2015

Domestic violence impacts unborn children, world-first study reveals

Source: The Daily Telegraph

Research finds a direct link between mothers' prenatal experience of domestic violence and trauma symptoms in their babies in the first year of life.

02
Jan
2015

Our view: Refugee children need intervention for trauma

Source: Portland Press Herald

An opinion piece on helping refugee children lead happy, productive lives through early outreach and support.

31
Dec
2014

Unseen wounds: The contribution of psychological maltreatment to child ad adolescent mental health and risk outcomes

Source: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy

This study shows the equal or greater effects of psychological abuse compared to other types ie. physical and sexual abuse.

29
Dec
2014

Adults abused as children twice as likely to suffer migraine headaches

Source: Medscape

New study suggests that adults who experienced emotional abuse as children are more likely to have migraine.

28
Dec
2014

How the effects of trauma can be passed down from one generation to the next

Source: Huffington Post

Study on effects and transmission of traumatic stress finds that experiencing trauma, if children are supported and able to cope effectively, could have positive as well as negative cross-generational effects.

17
Dec
2014

Social supports build resilience and reduce distress after trauma

Source: The Conversation

The article reminds us of the potentially negative effects of media, particularly for children.

17
Dec
2014

What to tell your children about horrific events like Sydney siege

Source: The Conversation

This article discusses ways to explain tragic events to children depending on their age.

16
Dec
2014

Domestic abuse may affect children in the womb

Source: ScienceDaily

This study finds a strong link between a mother's prenatal abuse by a male partner and trauma symptoms in her child within its first year of life.

16
Dec
2014

How to help your children cope with upsetting news stories

Source: ABC RN

Interview with psychologist Susie Burke from Australian Psychological Society.

16
Dec
2014

Sydney siege ends: survivors face a slow recovery

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Helpful information for those who were affected by tragic events in Martin Place.

10
Dec
2014

Educational, developmental and psychological outcomes of resettled refugee children in Western Australia: A review of School of Special Educational Needs: Medical and Mental Health input

Source: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health

This study finds that refugee children have varied migration, trauma and educational backgrounds impacting on health and psychological outcomes.

08
Dec
2014

Half of US kids exposed to traumatic social or family experiences during childhood

Source: EurekAlert

Adverse childhood experiences impact child health and school outcomes. "Supporting and teaching the adults in children's lives to learn to heal from trauma and learn resilience themselves may be the most effective strategy to implement immediately."

08
Dec
2014

Tasmania's childhood trauma rates rise sharply, Australian Childhood Foundation report finds

Source: ABC

The report finds that the Child Trauma Service has seen highest number of referrals this year, with children's issues becoming more complex.

08
Dec
2014

UNICEF: Children suffered extreme violence and trauma in 2014

Source: Al Jazeera

‘This has been a devastating year for millions of children,’ says head of UN agency

01
Dec
2014

How early trauma influences behaviour

Source: ScienceDaily

This study on mice shows how extreme stress can affect the brain and behaviour, negatively and positively, across generations.

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