With more than half a million notifications of suspected child maltreatment each year in Australia, we need to explore the better use of our health-care workforces to prevent maltreatment.
Daniella Mestyanek Young grew up in the Children of God cult, also known as The Family. She escaped aged 15, then joined the US army after college – and recognised similar systems of toxic control.
News of George Pell’s death may generate a roller coaster of complex and variable emotions among abuse survivors.
Fighting became a metaphor for Donna Lyon to recover from her childhood abuse. When her boxing career finished, she wondered if boxing – combined with creative writing – could help others like her.
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.
We need not just an acknowledgement of children as victim-survivors in their own right but a commitment to boost resourcing of child-centred recovery support.
From partying in California to activism in Australia, Grace Tame refuses to be defined by past traumatic events. The voice of her memoir, writes Camilla Nelson, is irrepressible.
Young people who experienced violence between other family members, and had been directly subjected to abuse, were 9.2 times more likely to use violence in the home.
Sir Mo Farah took three decades to discuss what happened to him as a child.
Some states have changed the wording of their laws in line with recommendations from the royal commission – but more needs to be done.
The EU’s proposed regulations don’t align with existing technology. They’re likely to fail – or to break the internet as we know it.
Despite a series of federal measures requiring greater efforts to preserve family unity, many policies make life harder for people swept up in the system.
If children are to be protected and their families, properly supported, the child protection system needs real investment and reform.
The term ‘grooming’ is often misused or misunderstood, but its scope reaches far beyond child abuse.
Most exit the out-of-home care system at 18, or younger, without ongoing support.
In focusing on Savile as an individual, this investigation downplays the role Britain’s major institutions played in producing his celebrity icon mask.
Paedophile hunting follows the archetype of the ‘hero’s journey’.
Some parents engage in domestic abuse by influencing their children to fear, dislike or distrust their other parent. What happens next is a cascade of losses.
In a recent survey, 20% of respondents said that when they were under 18 years old they had experienced sexual abuse from adults or peers that involved physical or bodily contact.
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.