Mehta, D., Klengal, T. et al
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States of America, March 2013
This article discusses the changes the genetic changes that occur as a result of trauma in childhood.
A. Gershon, S.L. Johnson & I. Miller
Psychological Medicine, February 2013
This study looks at the effects of multiple types of stressors and trauma in childhood and the association with the course of illness in bipolar patients.
Ivan Doolan, Jake M. Najman, Ryan Mills, Adrian Cherney, Lane Strathearn.
Child Abuse and Neglect, January 2013.
This paper discusses the role that family social disadvantage and/or child abuse and neglect play in the high rates of Indigenous young people in youth detention.
Sarah Gardner, Teresa Loya & Corine Hyman
Clinical Social Work Journal, December 2012.
This article discusses the importance of involving parents in therapy when working with traumatised children, but also the challenges that may be faced when the parent has their own unresolved trauma history.
Sarah Bendall, Mario Alvarez-Jiminez, Barnaby Nelson, Patrick McGorry
Early Intervention in Psychiatry, February 2013
This article discusses the risk factors associated with childhood trauma and psychosis.
Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Issue 4 2012.
This special issue features a number of articles on the impact of trauma at different ages and stages and appropriate therapeutic responses to this.
Closing the Gap Clearinghouse, February 2013.
This resource sheet reviews a number of strategies that have been utilised in attempting to minimise the incidence of suicide in Indigenous populations.
Pediatrics Journal of America
This paper reviews the research that has been conducted around which treatments are effective for children who have been exposed to trauma.
Australian Institute of Family Studies
This report examines the prevalence of different life events among Australian adults, and the links between life events, personal and family characteristics, and personal wellbeing.
Center on the Developing Child: Harvard University
This working paper explains why significant deprivation is so harmful in the earliest years of life and why effective interventions are likely to bring about better long-term outcomes in learning, health and parenting of the next generation.
Greta Dyb, 22 July 2012
This article discusses some of the psychosocial responses that may be present following a tragedy. This article references the shooting in Norway in 2012.
National Health Service, UK
This article discusses recent research in the UK that looks at the impact that a mothers family adversity or stress can have on the unborn child later in life. The study found that family adversity during pregnancy increased the risk of a child being the victim of bullying later in life. The study also found that maternal mental health was also linked to risk of bullying.
Lenore C. Terr
Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Vol 22 (1), January 2013
This review discusses what childhood trauma is, how it is diagnosed and how it is treated.
Anthony P Mannarino & Judith A Cohen
Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma
Volume 4, Issue 1, 2011
This article details the characteristics that are specific to traumatic loss in children and adolescents, and distinguishes this from the characteristics present following other childhood traumas.
Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma
Volume 5, Issue 3, 2012
This issue of the journal contains several articles relating to issues of trauma in delinquent and incarcerated youth.
Vilma Reyes & Alicia Lieberman
University of California, San Fransisco
Zero to Three, 2012
This article highlights the impact of violence during infancy and the effectiveness of a relationship – focused treatment in addressing the traumatic consequences of exposure to violence.
Michael S. Scheeringa, Leann Myers, Frank W. Putnam, Charles H. Zeanah
Journal of Traumatic Stress: Vol 25, Issue 4, August 2012
This assessment has looked at alternatives to using the DSM IV criteria in the diagnosis of PTSD in early childhood.
Sandra A. Graham-Bermann, Lana E. Castor, Laura E. Miller, Kathryn H. Howell
Journal of Traumatic Stress, Vol 25, Issue 4, August 2012
This review looks at the incidence of additional traumatic events in children who have been exposed to intimate partner violence. It looks at the impact that these traumatic events may have on the child and how these can be taken into consideration in the assessment of children.
Schizophrenia Bulletin, 2012
This study has brought together psychiatric data from almost 80 000 people and adds to the growing body of evidence that childhood adversities can lead to poor mental health outcomes in adults. This study demonstrates a correlation between childhood abuse and neglect and an increase in the risk of developing schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses in later life.
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, April 2012
This study examined the impact of interpersonal trauma exposure, such as domestic violence, in the first years of life on childhood cognitive functioning. The results of the study indicated that when a child is exposed to interpersonal trauma in early life, especially in the first 2 years of life, there may be adverse effects on cognitive development that persist into later childhood.