https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17542863.2016.1264440 Child abuse and neglect negatively impact both neurological and psychological development. Patterns of abuse are learned and repeated in families. Adverse childhood experiences are a risk factor for psychopathology later in life, including borderline personality disorder (BPD). Borderline personality disorder is prevalent in clinical populations in the USA, butContinue Reading

https://apnews.com/83a3961a3808451193b7982b411d2774 The Catholic Church in Australia on Friday rejected a recommendation by a government inquiry that priests be required to report evidence of child sex abuse disclosed in the confessional. The recommendation that priests be prosecuted for failing to report evidence of pedophilia heard in the confessional was a keyContinue Reading

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17542863.2016.1264440 Child abuse and neglect negatively impact both neurological and psychological development. Patterns of abuse are learned and repeated in families. Adverse childhood experiences are a risk factor for psychopathology later in life, including borderline personality disorder (BPD). Borderline personality disorder is prevalent in clinical populations in the USA, butContinue Reading

https://www.cdc.gov/measles/about/history.html In the 9th century, a Persian doctor published one of the first written accounts of measles disease. Francis Home, a Scottish physician, demonstrated in 1757 that measles is caused by an infectious agent in the blood of patients. In 1912, measles became a nationally notifiable disease in the UnitedContinue Reading

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11988847 Set up last year as the replacement for Child, Youth and Family, one of Oranga Tamariki’s main stated objectives is to put the safety of children first. Those wanting to report cases of abuse or neglect are directed to the agency’s website to call a special toll free number.Continue Reading

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jan/31/plea-for-criminals-who-were-victims-of-child-sexual-abuse-to-access-redress-scheme “What I’m leading to here is the fact that I would have been all right in life if it hadn’t been for the sexual abuse committed against me, and rejections by the system, so how can you, Mr Turnbull, judge me as not being eligible for compensation on theContinue Reading

At 11, Axcell was just six stone (38kg). Child Welfare officers noted him as being “anorexic” and suffering from “numerous colds and general malaise”. He was so unwell he couldn’t attend school for the first two months in New Zealand; years later his constitution was still described by welfare officersContinue Reading