People with disabilities have a right to choose where and who they live with. Too many are currently in vulnerable arrangements.
A sports culture that does not tolerate abuse of any kind needs to be cultivated to ensure that the benefits of participating in sports are achieved.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day highlights the increasing population of older adults around the world and the accompanying rise in elder mistreatment.
If children are to be protected and their families, properly supported, the child protection system needs real investment and reform.
Adverse childhood experiences like abuse, neglect and dysfunction at home may not seem like primarily medical problems, but they have significant and enduring impact on physical and mental health.
A trauma-informed approach to education can help educators acknowledge and address the adversities faced by Black and Indigenous students.
One in three children experiences abuse or neglect. These adverse events increase lifelong risks for chronic diseases and mental health issues, creating a public health hazard hiding in plain sight.
Care leavers are over-represented in the justice system. Rising rates of self-harm show an urgent need for greater mental health support.
A traumatic childhood can affect you physically, mentally and socially.
Why are teenagers still being let down?
The lasting impact of neglect.
People with borderline personality disorder are often treated as if they have a personality flaw, rather than mental health issues stemming from trauma. It’s time we changed its name.
People with disability face a number of barriers to justice, not least that crimes against them are often seen as less serious. This needs to stop.
Increases in gold prices on world commodities markets are linked to fewer surviving girls in India. This is related to gold often being part of bridal dowries.
Increasing numbers of parents are being accused of child abuse.
Childhood trauma from abuse, neglect and even divorce increases the risk for physical, mental and developmental problems. To prevent the poisonous consequences, safety and stability are essential.
Trauma can be passed down from generation to generation. What steps should adults take to try and break the cycle?
We’ve known for years that childhood trauma can have lifelong effects on our health. It’s time for medicine and public health to start addressing the problem head-on.
Victorian child protection law reforms due to come into effect next month will give parents two years from when their children are removed to lift their game, before permanently losing custody.
While the disability system has undergone significant and important reforms over the past three decades, many problems remain. We’re still failing to protect people with disabilities.