Is all trauma the same?

This blog post has been written by Dr Joe Tucci, CEO of the Australian Childhood Foundation. I spent some time recently reading through the literature on poly-victimisation. I remember listening to David Finkelhor more than


Child Maltreatment and Mortality in Young Adults

Leonie Segal, Jason M. Armfield, Emmanuel S. Gnanamanickam, David B. Preen, Derek S. Brown, James Doidge and Ha Nguyen Pediatrics January 2021, 147 (1) e2020023416;  DOI: Abstract Play Video BACKGROUND: Child maltreatment (CM) is a global public health issue, with reported impacts on health and social


Early Physical Abuse and Adult Outcomes

Jennifer E. Lansford, Jennifer Godwin, Robert J. McMahon, Max Crowley, Gregory S. Pettit, John E. Bates, John D. Coie and Kenneth A. Dodge Pediatrics January 2021, 147 (1) e20200873;  DOI: Abstract BACKGROUND: Because most physical abuse goes unreported and researchers largely rely on retrospective reports of childhood