Different groups in society can suffer from social distancing practices. That includes higher risk of domestic violence, child abuse and mental health problems.
Menopausal women who were abused as children experience more hot flushes while sleeping than those who were not abused, according to recent research.
Rather than only reacting on a case-by-case basis, we need to recognise the root of child neglect and abuse comes from social inequities.
Indigenous children are admitted to out-of-home care at 11 times the rate for non-Indigenous children. The lack of safe housing for mothers fleeing family violence is a key factor.
For decades, those working in social care focused on the risks children face in their family home. But what about when they leave the front door?
The new bill will make it make it mandatory for priests to report suspected child abuse admitted in confidence.
As Canada examines new measures to protect young athletes, an emphasis on rigorous police checks and educating would-be offenders is not the answer.
T.M. Landry College Prep, facing allegations of abuse, is known for getting students from poor backgrounds into Ivy League schools. An education scholar says the school's focus was misplaced.
Canadian speed skater and cyclist Clara Hughes, British tennis player Andy Murray and American gymnast Simone Biles all have something in common: adverse childhood experiences.
The new friendship between North Korea and Cuba is puzzling. The two countries should share values as socialist republics, but their brands of socialism are worlds apart when it comes to children.
Despite high profile child abuse cases in Rochdale, Rotherham and Telford, lessons are not being learned and the failings of those investigations are being repeated.
One of the most controversial recommendations from the Royal Commission is that child abuse disclosed in confession should be mandatorily reported. But the matter is more complex than it might appear.
Increasing numbers of parents are being accused of child abuse.
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.