Childhood adversity is linked to social and mental health problems later in life. New research suggests brains that aren't as good at recognizing rewards and responding to change may be to blame.
Donald Trump's policy to separate children from their migrant parents lays bare his fascism. The time has come for Americans to resist this act of domestic terrorism.
An evaluation of a therapeutic foster care program has shown significant improvements in children previously thought too complex and challenging for foster care.
A damning inquiry has revealed the extent of the abuse suffered by British children sent abroad between 1920 and 1970. But it skirts around Aboriginal cultural genocide.
Australia's proposed redress scheme for victims of child sexual abuse is more complex, bigger, and includes more sites than any other.
Shocking allegations of abuse by Oxfam aid workers in Haiti are testament to how badly the aid sector needs deep, systemic reform.
These terms are often used interchangeably by the public, and though the concepts are overlapping, there are important distinctions.
Young victims remain at risk because current laws are focused on concerns over immigration and the economy.
Child sexual abuse is rising but there is still ignorance around how to speak to and support children who are badly in need of help.
The royal commission’s work, and the testimony of survivors, has brought to light an issue that has been denied for far too long.
The royal commission has performed its task with distinction – now it is up to governments and institutions to ensure those efforts are matched with a redress scheme.
By placing institutional abuse within its larger context, the royal commission has made the prevention and identification of child sex offending a collective responsibility.
The commission's final report revealed the staggering scale and nature of abuse uncovered in Catholic institutions.
The famous feuding Gallagher brothers of the rock band Oasis illustrate what research shows: Kids who grow up in homes where there is domestic violence often grow up to have troubled relationships.
Social workers are there to help, not to rip families apart.
Parents killing their children is uncommon, but there are some risk factors around the crime such as mental illness, previous abuse and domestic violence.
The debate about the nature of early trauma memories and their recovery isn't new.
And yet it's still technically legal in the UK.
It's increasingly difficult to tell virtually-created images from those of real children.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has demonstrated how catastrophically some teachers have failed their duties - a pledge is one way to turn that around.